Thursday, April 12, 2012

BYOF at The Straits Wine Company, East Coast

After racking their brains to find a quiet cosy spot for a catching up session with Mrs T Affleck, the lions remembered driving past a rather obscure line of old shophouses along East Coast Road. There, they stumbled upon and briefly explored The Straits Wine Company outlet housed in the two-storey conservation building.

Deciding that it was a good spot to meet up with the gregarious and vivacious Mrs Affleck who loves her tipple, they descended upon the little wine haven.

The first floor housed the collection of affordable quality wines from Australia, France, Italy, Spain and South America. The second floor was a surprisingly understated area that was furnished just like a living room with lovely rattan furniture at the balcony and simple mod-retro sofas and chairs perfect for chilling out.

The main draw was that patrons could BYOF (Bring Your Own Food!) at no extra cost while savouring a selection of wines. The lions decided to "tapao"food from the neighbouring Peranakan restaurant.

Wine pairing with Peranakan food: Ayam Bua Keluak, Lor Bak,
Itek Sio, Ayam Ponteh, etc

The lions would rate this place 10/10 simply for the laid-back ambience alone. They were totally at ease and comfortable just like being at a friend's home.

For those interested in checking this cosy nook out, head for 180 East Coast Road, Singapore. It is also advisable to make reservations during weekends. You may want to contact them at 6344 1973.

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