First impressions: Set against the stunning CBD skyline, this is a great place to escape the noise and crowds of Club Street below. Move your party of two (or ten) up to the terrace lit with globe-string lights and filled with the infectious beats of Latin-American music that will set the tone for the rest of your evening.
The Chosen One: The Coco Con Pisco ($24). This delicious cocktail is as easy on the eye as is it is on the palate. Served in a tender coconut, it’s an Asian take on the piña colada: a mix of Campo de Encanto Acholado infused with pandan, Frangelico, Malibu, rock melon and kaya.
The Cheapskate: The Piscorinha ($18). Calamansi, passion fruit, sour plum and pisco are shaken and served with crushed ice and then topped with champagne. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect way to start your evening.
Bite on this: Take a seat at the ceviche bar and watch the chef put together the classic seabass ceviche ($14) or the salmon nikkei ($16). The brave can try the Tiger’s Milk Trio ($9) – sea bass and octopus served in three shot glasses with varying strengths of spice. If grilled meats are more to your taste, order the pork neck with shishito peppers glazed with yakiniku sauce and seasoned with sea salt ($18), or the lamb’s heart marinated in spicy harissa paste and salsa criolla ($16).
Last but not least: Fashioned after traditional pisco bars in Lima, Tiger’s Milk features a variety of pisco concoctions, but also has extensive rum- and tequila-based offerings.
The Club Hotel, 28 Ann Siang Road
This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of the magazine.