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A gin based cocktail with Thai Basil, Fresh lemon, elderflower syrup topped with champagne. Though it is a low ABV drink, I love how citrusy and refreshing it is. RM38 per serving.

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“I think I’m unique to the game ‘cause of my versatility.”- Ice Cube
That quote perfectly sums up the versatility of the Austrian grape of Gruner Veltliner! It is not a fruity and refreshing like the Sauvignon Blanc but it somehow sits in between the Chardonnay and Verdejo with a dash of Pinot Gris for its body and complexity alongside the tropical fruits, Stone fruits, some lime and floral notes that is accompanied with a medium acidity that isn’t too overpowering and a dash of sea shell minerality at the background.. Perfectly said by the people of Austria that it is a food friendly wine where it has this amazing ability to pair with the Schnitzel which is fried and slight oily or even Italian food but for the case of Malaysian food; it would go nicely with the Chinese restaurant food that is consist of a combination of some fried, stir fried vegetables and sweet and sour meats as they have the appropriate level of acidity that manage to cut through the fatty meats and also it acts fantastically as an accompaniment to all the dishes! It doesn’t hurt to also try out with Indian dishes or Malay dishes; best yet the diverse and spice eccentric Nyonya dishes! It’s always fun to explore and play a game of food and wine pairing #afoodiesaffair #austrianwine #schlossgobelsburg #foodie #foodpairingideas #sommelier #winetasting

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When you pay a visit at Le Bar, Sofitel, remember to ask their friendly mixologist for their creation of the month, I am pretty sure they are passionate enough to introduce sometime great. On the last day of March, I was lucky enough to try out Le Boulevardier, a barrel-aged Cocktail with Campari, Bourbon whiskey and vermouth served on the rocks with a twist of orange peel. It gets me hooked on it despite the strong masculine based as it was smooth and easy drink. RM40 per glass.


Located on the ground floor of this newly added Accor Hotel in town, Le Bar is inspired by the French, Art de Vivre. A modern, inviting plush lounge with stylish and elegant furnitures, an extensive list of craft cocktails and beverages specially curated by their mixologist, this is the place to go if one is looking for a pre-dinner apéritif or a memorable place to chill. Without much hesitation, I took up the bar tender’s recommendation to try out their Signature Cocktail. A gin based cocktail with a splash of champagne, St Germain(elderflower liqueur), lemon juice and brown sugar nicely shaken and serves on a sexy martini glass. This is definitely a feminine drink and suitable for all chic ladies out there. RM40 per glass.