Straight Up, No Chaser

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh, late morning and I have an audience with the ruling monarch of Phnom Penh’s cocktail society, Jen Queen. The café is Feel Good, I get a sense we both come here regularly, […]

This Negroni Life

June 24, 2016 Darren Gall 2

The bitter and twisted Negroni has somehow become the trendiest cocktail of the decade, with Conde Nast Traveler magazine suggesting it is to New Millennials what the Cosmopolitan was to Yuppies way back in the […]

Fortify my Soul

June 10, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Captivated by the golden era of British film, when gentleman would retire to the library for port and cigars, I eagerly accepted an invitation to La Casa del Habano for an evening pairing various […]

Through the Sands of Time

April 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The great sand dune of Pyla, sometimes called the ‘Dune de Pilat’ is the tallest in Europe at over 100 meters high. At present it is three kilometers long and five hundred meters wide and […]

Est-essential

October 13, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    A new cocktail lounge and supper club in Phnom Penh, simply named Est bar, blends great style with a certain comfortable panache. Medieval legend has it that before Italian monks would set out […]

The Blue Dragon

April 5, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    The Blue Dragon Despite millions of T shirts to the contrary, there is no hard evidence to suggest that Tin Tin ever did make it to Phnom Penh. However, if by some chance […]

Hanoi by the Glass

December 6, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  “In a city one thousand years old, everyone is a visitor.” I have been ‘dropping’ in to Hanoi for over a dozen years, for the past 9 months I have found myself a resident. […]

On a Sour Note

October 27, 2013 Darren Gall 0

    “Pisco is compounded of the shavings of cherubs’ wings, the glory of a tropical dawn, the red clouds of sunset, and the fragments of lost epics by dead masters.”         -Rudyard Kipling Pisco […]

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