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Guest Shift: Jorge A. Conde from Smoke & Mirror heads to Japan

Jorge A. Conde head bartender at Smoke & Mirrors Singapore

Smoke & Mirrors head bartender Jorge A. Conde is heading over to Japan to host two guest shifts. Drawing inspiration from his recently launched menu, Illusion of Flavours,  guests will be treated to a list of four cocktails, specifically crafted for each of his guest shifts. He will work with the local bar teams to brainstorm on how he can infuse Singaporean flavours onto the menu while working with signature distillates and local ingredients.

Tokyo
Bar Benfiddich
24 July 2019 – 9pm – 12am
Named #17 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 and #49 on World’s 50 Best Bars 2018, Bar Benfiddich is known for its “farm-to-bar” menu, integrating ingredients from the farm at owner Hiroyasu Kayama’s parents’ home just north of Tokyo. Jorge will visit the farm the day before the guest shift, carefully selecting ingredients for his menu alongside Kayama for a one night only menu.

Kyoto
Bee’s Knees
31 July 2019 – 7pm – 12am
Drawing its name from the classic cocktail which used citrus and honey to hide the smell of gin during prohibition, Bee’s Knees is a speakeasy bar inspired by America in the 1920s. Jorge will collaborate with the bar team to create an unexpected menu to bring the essence of Illusion of Flavours to Kyoto for the evening.