Founder of The Old Man Hong Kong and world-class award-winning mixologist, Agung Prabowo will present his craft cocktails at Barong Bar, Fairmont Hotel Jakarta. Known from his cocktail creations at bars he has opened overseas, this time around, Agung Prabowo brings his signature creations to the city.
On 23 July, Agung will feature cocktails inspired by the memory of distinguished writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was also known as a sophisticated drinker and a local connoisseur who sought out the best bars.
Agung was previously in Jakarta during a special bar take over at Nautilus Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, last April.
For one night only, guests can savour his inventive & unique cocktails such as The Sun Also Rises, which was titled after a Hemingway’s 1926 novel. The cocktail is made by the tropical concoction of coconut oil fat-washed applejack, curry-leaf infused Gin, sweet vermouth sous-vide pandan leaves and kaffir lime.
The Green Hills of Africa (named after the 1935 book) is a refreshing cocktail which combines rosemary-infused Pisco, turmeric & tamarind cordial and citrus. A cocktail that blends sweet and tangy flavours, The Snows of Kilimanjaro (for the 1936 book) boasts marshmallows Gin, lacto-fermented raspberry, citrus and gruyere.
In 2017, Agung Prabowo established The Old Man, a speakeasy on Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong that pays homage to Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Old Man and the Sea. By highlighting the masterpiece literature concept, the bar connects cocktail enthusiast to the novels, history and folklore using distinctive culinary gears and unique ingredients.
Their drinks are known for their bold flavours from the inclusion of spices that exude a distinctly Asian touch. As one Hong Kong’s most celebrated bars, The Old Man has received multiple awards including winner of Best Cocktails Bar 2017 by Tatler Magazine, and was recently ranked fifth among “Asia’s 50 Best Bar Awards” 2018 (Highest New Entry) by William Reed.
Agung, 35, has been working as a bartender since the age of 18. Previously, he worked with The Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, MO Bar Mandarin Oriental, Lily & Bloom, and the W Hotel. In 2008, Prabowo represented Hong Kong in the Bartender World Championship along with participants from 87 other countries.
Cocktails by Agung Prabowo will be priced starting from IDR 150,000++ per glass and will available from 7pm until midnight.