Category Archives: Arthur’s Asia

Arthur Piffoux is Giffard’s representative in Asia. He has the enviable job of living and working with some of Asia’s top mixologists, visiting world class cocktail bars and sampling and judging some outstanding cocktails.

Why Winning The Giffard West Cup Is So Special

It is a one shot deal, no second chances, no “you’ll get ’em next time”, just one chance to win against true cocktail champions from around the world, a once in a lifetime opportunity win the Giffard West Cup. Just … Continue reading

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Is This The Most Beautiful Place To Enjoy A Cocktail In Singapore?

Lewin Terrace opened in April of this year, bringing together the best of French and Japanese cuisines, in the heart of Singapore. Much has been written in praise of the excellent menu and dishes ‘to die for’. The food is … Continue reading

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Coffee Stars at L’Etoile Cafe

Great coffee can be bought almost anywhere, a great coffee experience is priceless and requires that elusive balance of warmth, light, passion and a very genuine welcome to create the perfect ambiance. L’Etoile Cafe (The Star Cafe), on Owen Road, … Continue reading

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Where Singapore’s Hombres Go For Cocktails

Could there be a more vivid contrast to the hustle and bustle of Singapore than the laid-back nature of Mexico’s Baja Peninsular? That is exactly what you experience at Hombre Cantina down on the Singapore river. Established by Alex Liu … Continue reading

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Can You Get Great Cocktails in Cambodia?

Spending an evening sitting in an easy chair, on the roof terrace of Le Moon, sipping cocktails and looking out over the Royal Palace isn’t everyone’s idea of work but Giffard’s Arthur Piffoux and barmen extraordinaire Timothy Jason (TJ), manned … Continue reading

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Want to Learn How to Make Great Coffee?

The power of coffee’s aroma can draw in strangers, lift moods and even add thousands to the value of a property, if you just happen to have a brew on when those all-important buyers arrive for their viewing.  Then there … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Art Adds Cool to Hong Kong’s Ice Bar

The recent Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in Asia and the Ice Bar is the main stage to show case world-class cocktails by world-class mixologists. When … Continue reading

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Deep in the Muslim quarter of Singapore lies Haji Lane, a tiny street where turnover is high and shops, cafes and restaurants have to be great just to survive.  Over the last few years the street has been transformed into … Continue reading

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Cocktails of The Week

Autumn has arrived in Europe.  The leaves are sliding from green to orange to brown and then slipping from the trees altogether.  The wind is rising and the temperature falling so we have returned to Singapore’s Maison Ikkoku for some … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Seductive Speakeasy Cocktail Scene

Singapore’s cocktail scene is so much more than a Sling at the Raffles Hotel.  As Asia’s wealth and culture has risen, so too has its confidence and with it a growing cocktail scene that is charting its own course.  Nowhere … Continue reading

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