Three of the city’s top mixologists have come together to bring you The Old Man, a cocktail bar inspired by Ernest Hemingway’sThe Old Man and The Sea.
The joint venture is helmed by Agung Prabowo, who formerly managed Island Shangri-La’s Lobster Bar & Grill; James Tamang, who is one of the Top 25 Bartenders of Hong Kong & Macau by Drinks World Asia in 2014; and Roman Ghale, who wrapped up a long run at The Upper House earlier this year.
The new cocktail bar opened its doors on Aberdeen Street in SoHo last month to welcome discerning alcohol lovers.
“We are delighted that our dream has now come true with the opening of our first ever bar in Hong Kong, a product of hard work with my two partners and ‘Old Men’, James and Roman. We have always talked about our own bar – something that is fun and reflective of our age,” Prabowo says.
For those who seek a unique take on cocktails with Asian elements, consider A Farewell to Arms, a tropical concoction that combines butter fat-washed gin, dry vermouth sous-vide nori and salted pernod, served with onion pearl and nori dust.