Dining

Shake it up with Singapore's female bartenders: Christyne Lee, Tess Bar & Kitchen

You may not have noticed the quiet revolution, but some of Singapore’s best bars are fronted by women bartenders – one even has an all-female team – and they bring a distinctly amiable and amicable touch to the scene.
 

True to her love of travel, Christyne’s signature drink The French Kiss was inspired by her first trip to Europe, when she visited Paris after winning a regional bartending competition. Floral, fruity and flirty, it combines all things French, with G’Vine Floraison gin, Giffard Creme de Cassis, Giffard Rose Syrup, fresh grapefruit juice and sauvignon blanc.

Ooh-la-la! Christyne's French Kiss will transport you to the cobblestone streets of St. Germain de Pres

This bustling gastrobar in a conservation shophouse also serves some mouth- watering dishes (Bone Marrow with Rangers Valley Wagyu Beef Cubes, and Porcini Mushroom Risotto) to pair with cocktails, and Christyne has a wicked suggestion: “After you’re done with the marrow, ask the staff to help you torch the bones, then order a shot of your favourite whisky – my pick is Lagavulin 16 – and drink the shot out of it!”

Got a sweet tooth? The Apple Of My Eye is an alcoholic apple pie: Hendrick’s Gin, apple pie and vanilla tea, rose syrup and fresh lemon juice. The Tess Sharers drinks here are large enough to be enjoyed by up to nine people. When it gets noisy on busy nights, sit outdoors and people-watch.

Go for: Drink and food pairing

Location: 38 Seah Street

 

 

 

ALSO READ: SHAKE IT UP WITH SINGAPORE'S FEMALE BARTENDERS: KELLY D'CRUZ, THE SECRET MERMAID

This article first appeared in the December issue.