I am excited as constantly Glenmorangie is one of a whisky that and my friends drink during special occasions and as for this round to be slightly more unique, I will be enjoying their Whisky Trail.
For this event, it is hosted at Hacha Mecha which is sited at one of a newly development site known as TREC which currently is the hottest night spot to be in town.
Before our dinner, we mingle around at IKKI bar. Setting up my foot here for the first time, it does look pretty cool place to be.
IKKI seems like a fun place to be as its design is very classy yet more like a gentleman club, with its luxury placement of leather sofa right in the middle, velvet version right at the back for smaller version.
There are curtains that separates alot of section to give it more like a private section along with foosball table is available for your chill out session.
If you need to be private or host private group function, they have a private room available too.
woot, Haig club is available here . .
starting off with Mint Julep – Glenmorangie version. Never knew it will work well too.
We were then usher back down to Hecha Mecha go be ready for the food trail.
Menu for the night is pretty interesting.
If many of you in business, I am sure you know this prominent young figure, Bryan Loo that owns Chatime Malaysia and yah, Hacha Mecha and IKKI is his latest concept F&B development under his arm.
We started off with Ultimate Wagyu Slider (100% Wagyu Patty, Brioche & Fioe Gras) pair with Glenmorangie Lasanta. Eating it individually seems a bit blend.
Then I stack up my own version by combining the 3 ingredients together, Foie Gras created the massive aromatic explosion of taste with the sides balance it up well on the acidity along with a sip of Lasanta to end it, as it gives the slightly sweet end with hint of orangy to balance up the taste of the combination.
Next dish coming into our way is one of my favorite course is this Shichimi Crispy Squid & Salmon Ceviche , pair with Glenmorangie 18 years old. This would be my first time trying out Glenmorangie 18 years old and loving the smokey cask of it. Slightly nuttiness as with perfectly fried squid along with clear taste flavour of salmon does make a perfect combination for this pairing.
Chef is busy preparing for our next dish.
Third for the night is Tori Tare Gratin Donburi with Chicken Thigh, Mustard Cream and Cheddar. On the combination itself, it do look heavy as the cheddar spread is aromatic and thick. Sipping thru Glenmorangie Signet with this, I think it is a bit miss for my palate as both are so strong in character whereby I find Signet have an amazing taste. It is so smooth, yet smokiness is not too overpowering yet hint of fruity and bitter sweet end is tasted at the end after taste. Such a great whiskey from Glenmorangie.
Last is Miso Chocolate Sins with Macerated Strawberries, Chocolate Coral, White Chocolate miso Ice cream and Mint pair with Ardbeg 10 years old.
First time hearing Ardbeg, along with explanation. I am already amazed with this Whisky as it covers one of the best ingredient form certain whisky to make up this. Under Jim Murray’s Whisky Bibble is name as World Whisky of the Year. Imagine That!
Its a pretty complex whisky that it only comes in two ways. You love it or you hate it. I love it because I have admiration towards smoky whisky. Taste of this whisky is pretty solid where smokiness, peatinest, yet creamy and smooth finish. Do take note that this is only 10 years old!
However, my love for the night still goes to Singet. First time drinking it and beats the rest of the range, of course I still rate Glenmorangie Asta is still my all time favorite, however this would now come second. Made in luxury bottle and heavy glass cap that certainly do make it exclusive. Limited in production and in market. Do grab it and stock up if you are a whisky drinker.
It had been long time since I see both of them and Happy Belated to you Sally as when this post is up, your birthday is over. 😀
What a great night to end myself with. All of you do have a great weekend.