Best in Asia! Congratulations to The Old Man in Hong Kong for topping the charts of Asia’s 50 Best Bars. This award is well deserved. What struck us when we visited this bar is that every cocktail tasted unlike anything we had tasted before. On top of that, another thing we thought set them apart is their incredible single bartender system where the bartender basically stands in a spotlight at the end of the room and makes every single drink for the night — all while engaging with and entertaining guests. They have managed to create an experience that is both classically inspired and on the cutting edge of creativity. Can’t wait to share with you more about the drinks we had here. Bravo.
It tastes like a fresh oyster. When the staff of The Old Man insisted that we try A Movable Feast # 1964, little did we know that we were about to partake of what is perhaps the best drink we’ve had all year. The garnish is the aptly named oyster plant leaf infused in cheese wax. As you sip the cocktail, bite the leaf to complete the experience. Spiced tomato, coconut, some seeds, and a house developed concoction called “rotovap sea” round out this trip to the Atlantic Oceanside. That last ingredient is built using blended fresh seafood that is extracted in the rotary evaporator — an apparatus mostly seen in scientific laboratories — until you have a distillate that is essentially the ocean’s flavor in a single droplet. Clear and sophisticated, A Movable Feast is a testament to the new standard of excellence being pushed by The Old Man.