If you are a regular visitor to Giffard’s Facebook page you may well have come across the name of Arthur Piffoux, Giffard’s representative in Asia. When he is not judging Flairtending in Malaysia or presenting Giffard to the world at Savour Singapore, Arthur enjoys the rich variety of culture that Asia has to offer and tells us that while everyone thinks of London and New York as the cocktail capitals of the world, there is a large part of the Far East that is challenging that mind set at every level.
On a recent visit to Taiwan, Arthur took the opportunity to visit his favourite cocktail bar Fourplay. He says that the bar has a high voltage atmosphere and is full of life. This is not a place to sip a quiet cocktail as you watch the sun go down. It is a high energy night spot that should be on everyone’s list when visiting Taipei. The cocktails are sharp, precise and full of flavour. The barkeepers are passionate and knowledgeable, offering a range of top quality cocktails to suit every mood and moment.
Another one for the list is the A Bar, a nightclub owned by local pop superstar A-mei. Local rumour has it that A-mei is very into her cocktails and is currently dating award winning mixologist Sam Yao. The two of them recently opened another club, the A-light and while A-mei had put up the cash, Sam Yao is very much involved in both night spots and that has to be good news for Taiwan’s cocktail lovers.