Ms.Jigger: Sophisticated cicchetti and narrative-led cocktails by Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants

November, 04/2020 - 12:13
Ms.Jigger: Sophisticated cicchetti and narrative-led cocktails by Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants

HONG KONG SAR- Media OutReach - 4 November2020 - Channelling the elegance of a well-heeled traveller with asoft spot for la sua preferita Italy, Ms.Jigger comes to lifeas a narrative-driven cocktail bar and restaurant. As the connoisseur ofcuriosities, the venue conjures up inventive cocktail flavours and diningexperiences at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Langsuan, the first property underIHG's luxury boutique brand in South East Asia.

 

"Every Kimpton restaurant and bar is created tobe warm, welcoming and inspiring with incredible cuisine and forward-thinkingcocktails. Whether it is menus that celebrate organic, local ingredients,artisanal wine and cocktails programmes, or thoughtfully-appointed interiorswith stylish decor, no two venues are ever alike. What unites them is theKimpton commitment to deliver its heartfelt, human connections, making ouraward-winning restaurants beloved the world over." said Patrick Both, General Manager, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok.

 

The rich, warm aromas of baking dough crusts,fresh oregano and melted cheese waft through the evening air, a precursor tothe tantalising cicchetti thatprovide delicious accompaniment to Ms.Jigger's artful drink selection. In thekitchen, famed Italian chef DaniloAiassa combines the freshest local ingredients with traditional culinarytechniques and influences from Piedmont in northwest Italy, where he was bornand raised, to create tantalising fare bursting with authentic Italianflavours. In the kitchen as much as he is in the restaurant, Chef Danilo feedsand fuels the ambience with the passion for the food he creates. Made forsharing amongst friends, each dish comes in small tasting portions.

 

"The vision for Ms.Jigger is that of adventure,intrigue and prandial pleasure.  From the Kimpton philosophy of sourcinglocally to using the freshest of ingredients to make authentic Italiancichettis just right for sharing, the intimate setting of Ms.Jigger flows allthe way down to the great food and story-driven cocktails said Danilo Aiassa, Head Chef, Ms. Jigger,Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok.

 

In true Venetian fashion, whet the appetite witha refreshing bruschetta starter of Homemade Ricotta Spianata Romana,toasted sourdough bread slathered with housemade Ricotta cheese, spicy salamiand fresh chopped parsley, chased by a crisp Italian white. As conversationstake a livelier turn, nibble on Polpette al Sugo Piccante con Pecorino Romano, moreish meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and pecorinocheese, or Arancini Funghi Selvatici e Tartufo, a crispy treat of risottorice with a hidden kick of wild mushrooms and black truffles in every bite.Alternatively, select the 24-Month ParmaHam, an authentic hand-tossed pizza served with creamy mozzarella, cherrytomatoes, and succulent slices of parma ham, aged for 24 months for a richer,more complex flavour and perfect for sharing.

 

In the bar, led by Thai-French head bartender Lorianne Spach, the bar crew areembodiments of Ms.Jigger's cosmopolitan spirit. Together, they are responsiblefor creating and delivering exquisite cocktails that immerse drinkers in thestories held within their glasses. The bar's premium artisanal ice programme,where the crew uses a Clinebell to create pure, diamond-clear ice that isharder and colder than regular ice, elevates the flavours and aesthetics of thecocktails. 

 

Thecocktail menu is styled after a vintage map describing the tale behind eachcaptivating concoction. The Terra-Abruzzo paints a dreamy picture of a slow, barefoot wander through anancestral Italian vineyard; its aromatic blend of Alpine gin, pine liqueur,green chartreuse, rosemary and raspberry oleo evoke memories of late summerdays and sun-warmed skin. Meanwhile, familiar cocktails are offered Shaken(lighter, usually with citrus) or Stirred (more spirit forward).


Bespoke,single-batch and rare spirits collected from around the world line the bar'sback shelves which doubles up as the 'SpiritsLibrary', while a floor-to-ceiling wine cooler brimming with organic,biodynamic and Italian wines takes centre stage under the gaze of the residentsommelier. Elegant spirit and cocktail Tableside Trolleys glide across hardwoodfloors to deliver the quintessential bar experience to guests, while largercarafes and punch bowls serve groups cocooned within the private terrace. 


Ms.Jigger is open from 11.30am to 2.30pmfor lunch and from 5:30pm to midnight for dinner, Monday to Sunday (closed onTuesdays). Reservations can be made at +66(0)2 056 9999 or email taste.kimptonmaalai@ihg.com.For more information, visit www.kimptonmaalaibangkok.com/bangkok-restaurants/ms-jigger.


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ABOUT KIMPTON® HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

San Francisco-basedKimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, whichpioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in theUnited States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton nowoperates more than 66 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urbanlocations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States,Europe, Caribbean and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences centre onits guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinkingflavours that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfullydelivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted andridiculously personal. 


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