Indonesian World-Class Bartender Takes Over Barong Bar

Agung Prabowo3Renowned for its masterfully crafted cocktails, Barong Bar at Fairmont Jakarta is holding another bar takeover featuring world-class award-winning mixologist and founder of The Old Man Hong Kong, Agung Prabowo. Taking place on 23 July 2018, Agung Prabowo will present his signature cocktails inspired by the memory of distinguished writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was also known as a sophisticated drinker, a local connoisseur who sought out the best bars.

Nestled on Aberdeen Street, The Old Man is a speakeasy bar concept that pays homage to Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning fictional work, The Old Man and the Sea. The bar connects cocktail enthusiast to the novels, history and folklore using distinctive culinary gears and unique ingredients. Their drinks are famous for their bold flavours from the inclusion of spices that exudes 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 Tattler Magazine, and just recently ranked as 5th of the “Asia’s 50 Best Bar Awards” 2018 (Highest New Entry) by William Reed.

For one night only, guests can savour Agung Prabowo’s inventive & unique cocktails inspired by Hemingway such as The Sun Also Rises, which was titled after a novel written in 1926. The cocktail is inspired by the tropical concoction of coconut oil fat-washed applejack, curry leaf infused Gin, sweet vermouth sous-vide pandan leaves and lime kaffir. For a combination of rosemary infused Pisco, turmeric & tamarind cordial and citrus, the Green Hills of Africa, written by Hemingway in 1935 is a refreshing treat. A cocktail that unites sweet and tangy flavors, The Snows of Kilimanjaro (published in 1936) boasts marshmallows Gin, lacto-fermented raspberry, citrus and gruyere.

Cocktails by Agung Prabowo will be priced starting from IDR 150,000++ per glass and will available from 7pm until midnight. For more information or reservations, please call Barong Bar at (+62 21) 2970 3333 or email [email protected]

About Agung Prabowo
Agung Prabowo Agung has brought in a wealth of bartending experience and knowledge in the span of more than 17 years. He has gained years of experience crafting cocktails at various award-winning bars in Hong Kong. He was granted the title of Asia’s Bartender of The Year 2017 by DRiNKS Magazine. He opened The Old Man Hong Kong in 2017 with his two Partners, where he’s created arguably one of the most inventive & unique cocktail menus as a tribute to Ernest Hemmingway. The Old Man was crowned as the winner of Best Cocktails Bar 2017 by Hong Kong Tatler magazine and recently ranked 5th at Asia’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2018. Originally from Jakarta, Agung Prabowo has always aspired to make working in bars as a profession. Throughout his career, Agung has entered numerous bartending and cocktail making competitions throughout Asia which led him to a stream of accolades, such as the champion at the International Bartender Association in 2007, as well as representing Hong Kong in the 2008 World Flairtending Competition resulting in the top ten out of 87 countries.

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