This divine beauty is inspired by the full moon. Now this is how to celebrate the mid-autumn festival...
When we hit Birds of a Feather on Singapore’s Amoy Street, we confess it’s usually for the kickass modern Szechuan menu. (Who doesn’t love that mouth-numbing high?). But, this restaurant-bar knows how to please on a more subtle sensory level, too. Case in point? The tea-infused beauty making a cameo appearance right now: Fly Me to the Moon. Did somebody say cocktail o’clock?
Mid-autumn festival vibes are all around, but Vincent Yong, the sapphire-suited man owning the bar at Birds of a Feather, knows how to celebrate it in just our style. Sure, the luminous flower-adorned number is pretty. And yes it’s girly. But we’re not so shallow that we’re just about good looks.
What’s like on the inside? Totally refreshing and a pleasure to be with. It’s made from osmanthus tea and osmanthus-infused vodka, London dry gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur, yuzu and freshly squeezed lemon. It’s finished with homemade osmanthus jelly and a spritz of blood orange liqueur, Solerno.
And of course, it wouldn’t be mid-autumn festival without the mooncakes. Executive chef Eugene See rescued us from mooncake fatigue with his deconstructed take on the seasonal treat. It has all the traditional elements – yes there’s salted egg and lotus bean paste – but it’s light as air and a perfect match with that gorgeous drink. Mid-autumn magic, right there.
These beauties are around for just a fleeting moment: make sure you try them from 2 – 8 October.
Birds of a Feather, 115 Amoy Street Singapore 069935, call 6221 7449.
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Mon: 11am – 11pm
Tues, Wed: 10am – 11pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat:10 am – 12am
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