Sometimes a bar at a hotel restaurant is just that; other times it becomes a household name, a destination in itself. Such is the case with Martini Bar, which will be the new name of the bar adjoining Reflections Restaurant at the Caravelle Hotel.
"In the last couple of years, cocktail mixology has taken its rightful place in the pantheon of creative food-and-beverage endeavors," said John Gardner, General Manager of the 5-star Caravelle. "And Martini Bar has forged its own identity, now acknowledged with this change in name. Plus, it sounds better than 'the bar at Reflections Restaurant.'"
Not surprisingly, martinis, made with various combinations of premium spirits and other fresh flavors, figure prominently in the drink menu.
But the Caravelle's award-winning mixologists have a good deal more up their sleeves. Phan Hoang Nhan, for example, won a gold medal as the "Best Flair" bartender in the country at the Vietnam Bartender Cup Competition. His winning concoction was the FBM cocktail, a libation consisting of Bacardi light run, coffee nut syrup, Cointreau, and fresh milk. Moreover, in Vietnam Bartender Competition "Bacardi Pro Flair Championship”" in late Jun 2009, Caravelle had two bartenders who won Golden Bat (Phan Hoang Nhan) anh Silver Bat (Chu The Le Hoang).
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Published on Sep 1, 2009