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<<10th May, 2019 – Hong Kong>> A modern yet classic bar inspired by the reign of King Alfonso X in thirteenth century Spain, The Wise King is the perfect destination for cocktails and tapas by master bartenders and co-founders Joe Villanueva and Sandeep Kumar. Since opening its doors in July last year, The Wise King has taken the drinks scene by storm with multiple achievements such as winning the Readers’ Choice Award for Best New Bar at Tatler Dining Awards 2019. Tonight, The Wise King adds another special milestone to its repertoire by debuting at #18 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019, a list celebrating the region’s finest and most innovative bar talent.
#Revived Cocktails Inspired by Thirteenth Century Spain
The Wise King’s unique and exotic cocktail menu includes mixes such as #BlissNegroni (HK$128), which captures the bliss of indulgence during thirteenth century Spain under King Alfonso’s rule, a drink named after the same molecular compound (“bliss”) found in chocolate, truffles, and cannabis. Made with black truffle, Nutella, gin, peated Mancino Rosso and Amari, #BlissNegroni will have drinkers experiencing pure euphoria when consumed. The #JamónOldFashioned (HK$118) is a harmonious blend of Jamón Iberico bourbon, cantaloupe syrup and walnut bitters, and a garnish of premium dry-cured Spanish ham. The #BrinedRickey (HK$118) is a gin-based concoction of salty brined strawberry soda with fresh basil leaves, refreshing citrus and a sherry vinaigrette. Another is the #OllaDeBarro (HK$128), a cocktail aged through porous clay pots that remove impurities and sugars from liquids they contain. The resulting light and smooth drink is infused with bittered herbal Orujo, gin, Americano Bianco, PX Sherry and chocolate bitters.
“It’ hard to believe almost a year has passed since Joe and I decided to chase our dreams and open our very own bar in the heart of Soho. We are eternally grateful to our friends and supporters who have been there from day one, because we wouldn’t have come this far without them,” says co-founder Sandeep Kumar.
“Seeing The Wise King debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list alongside the region’s most celebrated bars was definitely one of the proudest moments of my life,” says co-founder Joe Villanueva. “Thank you to our supporters, believers and above all, our hardworking team, who pulled off an incredible first year.”
Bar Details – The Wise King
Address – Basement, 25 Staunton Street, SoHo (Entrance on Tseng Wing Lane next to Pure Fitness SoHo)
Tel – 2326 5822
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.thewiseking.com
Instagram – @theWiseKingHK
Mon – Thursday & Sunday: 17:00 – 01:00
Fri – Sat: 17:00 – 02:00
About The Wise King
The Wise King, a modern classic bar that takes its cues from the decadent era of the 13th century and celebrates the golden age and rise of tapas food and drinking culture. Inspired by King Alfonso X, the Wise, the bar focuses on exploration through the sensation of sight, taste, and sound with warm and welcoming hospitality from a team of service professionals.