New Celebrity Eats in Singapore

Award-winning chef and restaurateur David Myers has made his first foray into Singapore with the unveiling of his latest venture, an all-new modern Asian eatery and Ginza-style cocktail bar in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands. The 4,000sqft space, designed by Blueplate Studios, evokes a sense of travel and adventure with a spate of different dining spaces, while the cocktail divan that functions as a centerpiece is reminiscent of a vintage Ginza-style bar with antique-feel metal screens and charred timber accents.

Inspired by Myer’s travels, Adrift is a bespoke urban experience that draws from the faces and flavours he encountered as he made his journeys around the world, from California through Asia. Melding thoroughly modern aesthetics with a whimsical dash of wanderlust, Adrift boasts a rich fusion of cuisines that combines the old and new, and flavours from both sides of the Pacific. Helmed by executive chef Dong Choi, Adrift’s menu boasts a range of playful dishes that run the gamut from lively raw snacks and artisanal toasts with charcoal-grilled treats and everything in between. Highlights from the menu include odes to American classics like Caramel Popcorn with Togarashi and a King Crab Melt with Pimento Cheese, and the section of the menu titled “Nomadic” which reinvents traditional dishes from around the world with exotic ingredients in plates like Main Lobster and Sago, and Foie Gras Banh Mi.

For the opening, the accompanying bar, which boasts an east-meets-west approach that mirrors the restaurant’s menu, is being helmed by Sam Ross, who took New York’s bartending scene by storm with his Big Apple venue, Attaboy. Guests can expect refreshing aperitifs like the Pimms Imperial, a concoction of Pimms No 1, lemon, Champagne, and local fruits; and reimagined classics like the Singapore Sling, which is made here with aged and dark rum, Benedictine, maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters.

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