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Poh Ling Yeow's New Sushi Train-Style Pop-Up Pairs Playful Snacks with Whisky Cocktails

All aboard for this fun, interactive twist on aperitivo hour, which is now running at QT Melbourne.
By Libby Curran
February 02, 2023
By Libby Curran
February 02, 2023

If your favourite way to dine involves artfully plated dishes swanning past your place setting on a conveyor belt, then QT Melbourne's newest culinary offering is sure to fire up those tastebuds.

Making its home in the hotel's new event space Premiere until Monday, May 1 is The Singleton's Delicious Discoveries: an interactive dining experience by celebrated MasterChef alum Poh Ling Yeow and whisky label The Singleton.

Marking Poh's first-ever in-restaurant residency, the pop-up diner is here to celebrate a fresh way of sipping and snacking once aperitivo hour rolls around. The space itself is splashed with plenty of the single malt brand's signature teal, with a central high-top sporting an in-built conveyor belt that showcases Poh's eight-strong menu of sweet and savoury plates.

Designed to accentuate the nutty, fruity flavours of drinks list's star single malt, the lineup includes dishes like fries with anchovy cream sauce; fluffy bao cradling fried chicken, kewpie mayo and kimchi; and apple miso caramel turnovers matched with vanilla crème fraîche.

"I ignored the sensible and embraced the playful," Poh says of her approach, labelling the end result "a dining experience that is bursting with colour and taste".

Meanwhile, The Singleton is showcasing the approachability of its whisky with eight paired cocktails, each working to the label's Plus Two formula — blending single malt with a still mixer and a sparkling mixer in three equal parts.

Expect crowd-pleasing tipples like the Mediterranean — made on The Singleton 12 Year Old, lemon tonic and apricot nectar — and the Tropical, which boasts a fusion of guava juice and grapefruit soda. If you're feeling creative, you can even get bartenders to whip you up an off-menu Plus Two, customised with your choice of mixers.

Find The Singleton's Delicious Discoveries at Premiere, QT Melbourne, 133 Russell Street, Melbourne, until Monday, May 1. It's running Thursday to Sunday each week, with sittings at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and bookings available online.

Images: Griffin Simm.

Published on February 02, 2023 by Libby Curran
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