The opening of One-Ninety Bar by Javier De Las Muelas at the soothing enclave of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is one of the most noteworthy events to happen in the Singapore bar scene in recent times, offering excellent service, dynamite cocktails and delectable bites, under the watchful eye of their creative partner Javier de las Muelas, master of the award-winning Dry Martini Bar in Barcelona.
Potentially the next best high-heel-treacherous bar in the city, the bar is built on a whole lot of poise, exuding a sophisticated ambience while still remaining completely approachable.
Lounge in the comforts of deep plush banquettes, or sit at the long marble bar where the limelight falls mostly on, where you can marvel at the spirits on offer or watch in awe how the signature Dry Martini is created, following the ritual and philosophy of Javier de las Meulas.
The bones of the interior are beautifully sleek, combined with lighting that bathes everyone in a warm glow; but marvelousness extends to the outdoor Terraza, where guests can soak up the unperturbed resort-like setting amidst, or where cigar aficionados will find no end of delight at the exclusive cigar bar.
The incredible attention to detail continues through to a very impressive selection of libations – from cocktails crafted to take consumers on a journey through the senses, to the finest Scotch or a transporting glass of wine – it is pretty easy to become paralysed with choice.
A mix of berries, vodka and a hint of cardamom, the refreshing Smoked Berries is a great entry-level cocktail for those who have low alcohol tolerance.
Delicious mocktails, such as the one with passionfruit (a personal favourite), are available for those who have zero alcohol tolerance.
The three elements that make up a well-executed cocktail – balance, precision and flavour – are present. For instance, star anise is cleverly incorporated in a lychee martini-inspired cocktail, in a way it doesn’t overwhelm but instead leaves a subtle fragrance with each sip.
While you’re utterly mesmerised by the artful execution of cocktails, the kitchen pumps out all manner of deliciousness.
Bar grubs have now been given a better reputation –thanks to the adept hands in the kitchen.
Head straight for the crisp chicken and dip them in luscious cheese sauce for the ultimate munching pleasure.
Tomato stuffed with feta
The crispy calamari sided with lime and chipotle aioli is highly irresistible. I could go on and on the entire night munching endlessly on this delightful snack if it was free-flow!
For a more substantial bite, go for the mini burger (Wagyu Mini Sliders). It’s a good one, with soft juicy Wagyu patty accompanied by onion marmalade and horseradish mayo.
Prawn and mango salsa on a crisp tortilla chip
From 17 February to 30 April 2014, patrons can receive 20 percent off their cocktail bill (subject to a maximum redemption credit of $250 nett per transaction and applicable for a maximum of eight persons per table).
Opening hours are from 8am to 1am daily. Weekend Afternoon Tea is served every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm till 5pm; prices start from $42++ per person.
For more information, visit: http://www.fourseasons.com/singapore/dining/bar/one-ninety_bar_by_javier_de_las_muelas/
For enquiries, contact One-Ninety Bar by Javier de las Muelas at or email .
One-Ninety Bar by Javier De Las Muelas
Level 1, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
190 Orchard Boulevard
Singapore Singapore 248646