A basic gin tonic – Double cheese hamburger – Bespoke bourbon drink
Consuming and Therapeutic (2nd ground, 25 Ho Tung Mau, D1, Solar-Thu 6:30pm- 2am; Fri&Sat: 6:30pm-3am) follows this precise idea. Certain, for these from Paris and New York this renaissance of associating outdated tyme pharmacies with speakeasy digs will not be a brand new idea or perhaps a novel idea. Prescription Cocktail Membership simply south of the Louvre on the opposite aspect of the Seine and Apotheke positioned in Manhattan’s Chinatown, are the primary ones to return to my thoughts. Consuming and Therapeutic is the Vietnam reply to these and the return of restorative cocktails.
Consuming and Therapeutic is positioned on the 2nd degree of a 150-year-old French colonial constructing about 100 meters away from the Saigon River. The outdated constructing is gorgeous and filled with romantic character simply by itself. The inside is darkish and the lighting is moody. There’s a DJ (each Friday and Saturday evening) at a devoted DJ sales space enjoying old-fashioned hip hop from the likes of A Tribe Referred to as Quest and Biggie Smalls. (Am I so outdated now that hip hop music from the era earlier than me is used to create a loungey ambiance?)
The lighting is simply too darkish to point out the uncovered authentic refurbished colonial architectural construction. As an alternative you might be immediately drawn to the bar part and the very “Instagrammable” neon lit signal straight subsequent to the smoking part balcony.
The ingesting menu has a bespoke part with choices for taste profile (ie. candy, spicy, creamy) to alcohol base (vodka, gin, bourbon, whiskey, and so on.) after which components (cinnamon, pineapple, herbs, and so on.). I chosen the drink to be candy, with a bourbon base to be flavored with citrus and rosemary, just like a Brown Derby, however with rosemary—which I fairly loved. My companion selected a easy gin and tonic, which I discovered to be a superb option to see the girth of expertise from the mixologist, which he perfected and the drinks will solely get higher from right here. You even have the choice of telling the mixologist what ails you and she or he will decide one of the best potion. Then, in fact, their extra basic and signature cocktails are listed on separate pages.
What additionally makes Consuming and Therapeutic stand out is their collection of liquor and infusion program. They’ve a particular personal assortment that’s not out there for distribution in Vietnam and over a dozen wines and liquors infused in-house with herbs, spices and fruits. You’ll be able to even request for a customized infusion and if the mixologist agrees, could have it prepared for you after 2 weeks when the infusion course of is full.
Consuming & Therapeutic additionally provides a meals program as effectively, some small sharing plates like rooster wings or you’ll be able to indulge with a burger with melted cheddar cheese and an added baked cheese plus crispy bacon. The rooster wing lollipops had been frivolously fried and served bare, however with the standard Vietnamese chili sauce on the aspect. The burger can compete with any of the joints in Saigon that makes a speciality of serving hamburgers. It is perhaps the treatment in itself. You would possibly simply depart Consuming and Therapeutic exclaiming—I’m healed!