Martinis, Lamponi and Monte Cristo…

Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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All food photos and beverage photos are the REAL thing with NO photoshop!

The irrepressible and indefatigable Travelling Gourmet goes to a brand new Bar in town…to taste…

Photo: Mi amigo Javier de Muelas classic very Dry Martini with Bombay Sapphire Gin...STIRRED not shaken as it should be! My marvellous Martini shimmered like a De Beers diamond...Javier told me candidly: ...the other way is only for the Americanos...Bravo Javier! When you want to chill out in style...head for the Four Seasons new Javier de Muelas Bar...:-) Dr. Michael Lim esta El Gastronomo Viajhero

Martini stirred NOT shaken by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

MARTINIS, Lamponi and Monte Cristo cigars from Cuba.

I hate communists. My close friends and comrades fought & defeated them in many places…around the world. The only thing I like about Cuba are their cigars, like Monte Cristo No. 2…which is on offer in the NEWEST Bar in sunny Singapore…in their al fresco chill out area. No air con but remarkably coool…with svelte, courteous, tall and pretty Korean ladies to take your orders for cigars and cocktails and snacks which…are unlike those you’ll find in more mundane bars. For this is no ordinary bar…it is affliated with Javier de las Muelas, Spain’s famous Bartender. Not for him, the fancy Desigual-like clothes and wierd and wonderful hair styles and nose rings and eyebrow rings of some ‘mixologists’ trying to make a name for themselves. It proves my point that the really creative people DO NOT need wierd green hair and outlandish behaviour. All that is for the ‘wannabees’ that never quite cut it…Javier is a very bright gentleman, modest and very skilled in all the luscious liquid concoctions that make people happy and relaxed…

Classsic Dry MARTINI…

I made this with mi amigo Javier de Muelas with Bombay Sapphire Gin…stirred not shaken as it should be…VERY dry…with an emerald green olive. One Ninety Javier de las Meulas Bar in the Four Seasons Singapore is the “IN” place to ‘chill out’ and “snack up” from 08:00 to 01:00 on the following day!  On the right is irrepressible & intrepiod Dr. Michael Lim who is The Travelling GourmetTM…”I prefer my Martini very wet, stirred…not shaken.”

Mi amigo Javier de las Muelas classic very Dry Martini is crafted with Bombay Sapphire Gin…STIRRED not shaken as it should be! My marvellous Martini shimmered like a De Beers diamond…Javier told me candidly: …the other way is only for the Americanos…Bravo Javier! {{Ian Fleming got it wrong…as all professional Barmen know…to maintain the jewel like clarity, it must be caressed like a beautiful woman and stirred slowly…}}

When you want to chill out in style…head for the Four Seasons new One Ninety Javier de las Muelas Bar… Dr. Michael Lim esta El Gastronomo Viajhero…you may or may not recognise me there…if I’m undercover…

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Gorgeous Gastronomy…

Mi amico Executive Chef of the Four Seasons, Giovanni explained the Gastronomy concept of the NEW One 90 Javier de las Muelas Bar…exquisite SAS (savoury snd sweet) temptations make you drool in anticipation. I especially like the glorious shocking red Torta di Lamponi…a volcano of sweet-tangy raspberries, as well as the gorgeous Goat Cheese in a Whisky tumbler…de rigeur for a light and healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and everything in between…Buon appetito! 

Photo: Incognito...undercover. .in Tonkichi...:-)TheTravelling GourmetTM…undercover…incognito… 🙂

Spicy MAI Tai with Myer’s Dark Rim and Bacardi Light Rum…exquisite with Lamponi Torta at One 90 Javier de las Muelas Bar in the Four Seadons Singapore… Salute! I made the cocktail with mi amico Gregg Bona from Piedmonte, behind the Raised Bar...another unique FIRST for the Four Seasons.

Photo: Spicy Mai Tai with Myer's Dark Rim and Bacardi Light Rum...exquisite with Lamponi Torta at Javier de Muelas Bar in the Four Seadons Singapore... Salute! I made the cocktail with mi amico Gregg Bona :-)

One Ninety Javier de las Muelas Bar  – AWARDED BEST NEW BAR IN SINGAPORE 2014 BY THETRAVELLING GOURMETtm  *****

Four Seasons Hotel

Singapore

Here is a link to one of my favourite movies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOv_BSPOfew

You can see the FULL movie of The Count of Monte Cristo at the link above>>^

Count on revenge…”

Always reminds me of Monte Cristo cigars…from Cuba. Rot in Hell Fidel… 🙂

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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