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Vida Vino brings the essence of the Mediterranean to Keong Saik Road

About Vida Vino

Vida Vino, a chic space that echoes the 50’s in a vibrant way, reflects what Vida Vino stands for – meaning ‘Wine Life’ in Spanish. It is a place where the beauty and the vibrancy of Spain meets the classic elegance of the Mediterranean – an honest space that pays homage to bygone days.

Vida Vino offers a casual dining experience, yet has fine attention to detail. The tapas are served in a fun-to-share manner. It is situated right in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant food scene at 29 Keong Saik Road in Singapore. 

Food

The restaurant sources the highest quality, most fresh ingredients to produce its dishes. For example, the 5 Jotas Pure Iberico Jamon de Bellota, which is air flown weekly to Singapore from Jabugo in Spain; or clams that are flown in from France twice a week. These ingredients, prepared in a time-honoured tradition, give the savoury morsels produced in the Vida Vino kitchen their bona fide Mediterranean flavour. The dishes are creatively presented and the menu has a few modern twists, such as the Crispy Beer Tempura Courgette Flower, filled with Ricotta Cheese and Mint. On special occasions, you’ll be rewarded with something typical from the region – like Turron at Christmas time. 

Our Executive Chef

The kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Victor Caballé Molina. 

Victor grew up in Spain and comes from a family of restaurateurs, sommeliers, pâtissiers and chefs. His grandfather, a great chef who cooked dishes from recipes handed down through generations, taught him to cook and pick fresh ingredients from his own garden. At 14, he learned to bake many variations of bread at a bakery owned by family friends. 

Victor honed his skills at some of the world’s finest restaurants. His professional development began under the tutelage of Chef John-Philippe Patruno from the three Michelin star restaurant Chez Nico on London’s Park Lane and the critically acclaimed Fino and Barrafina. He later worked at the 88-year old world renowned Quo Vadis on London’s Dean Street, as well as at the well known Jose Pizarro restaurant on Bermondsy Street and at the W Hotel’s Spice Market, before moving to Singapore. In Singapore, Victor reunited with Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno at Bomba. Most recently, he was the Head Chef of The Study restaurant (Keong Saik Snacks) – one of Jason Atherton’s famed eateries.  

The Wine Life

With wine in its name, the collection at Vida Vino spans from across the globe. Wines from Spain, Italy and France to New Zealand, Austria and California can be found here. The collection has been carefully selected with taste and quality in mind, featuring labels that may be off the beaten track yet are their wines are excellent, priced at great value.

The heavier reds pair fantastically with the Iberian ham platters and of course with the Iberico Pork Secreto. The light and crisp whites pair magically with the seafood dishes.

Even the drinks are special. The Vida Vino Sangria has proved very popular as it is loaded with liquor – Jack Daniels, Cointreau, Creme de Cassis, Cava – and fruits, including some coconut, which are blended together to make a ‘crystal clear’ Sangria. A Gin & Tonic is prepared using chardonnay to give it a crisp, refreshing taste. 

Our Sommelier

Cruise Yang is a wine enthusiast turned sommelier. He is a somewhat unorthodox in the discipline, as he believes that wine is much more than simply a drink – it is a lifestyle choice, a mood or it represents an idea. He breathes life into a wine menu with his romantic descriptions because his philosophy is that the mental impression of the wine is as important as the taste of the wines themselves. 

In 2009 Cruise opened a wine retail shop called “World of Wines”. In 2012 he partnered with Iconic Wines, Singapore’s largest Spanish wines distributor, to open ” E Plus Wine” at Dempsey Hill.Cruise is also the founder of “Man of wine”, a wine lover’s community where people are brought together, beyond our urban walls, one glass at a time.

Management

Aaron Olivera, El Presidente Vida Vino was conceived by Aaron Olivera, the Founder and President of the Vida Vino Group. Aaron is from Gibraltar, a UK colony on Spain’s southernmost tip. He has been travelling to Singapore for the past 15 years, working in different industries, from Training and Development, to Oil and Gas and Publishing. In 2010 Aaron decided to pursue his passion to create spaces that afford people with ultimate enjoyment. Aaron believes that life is too short to allow ourselves the luxury of living it badly, that life should be a party, a grand festival. At Vida Vino he ensures that the overall direction and ethos stays true to the core of helping to deliver happiness.

SoSoH Group – Investor & Operator

The principal investor and operator of Vida Vino is the SoSoH Group, a Singapore headquartered company, which is fast growing its lifestyle business group.  The SoSoH Group manages Vino Vido’s operations, finance and compliance. The intention is to develop and expand the brand across Asia while retaining an authentic Spanish experience for its patrons.  The SoSoH Group has interests in hotels, villas and restaurants in Bali and has plans to extend its lifestyle brand into Hong Kong, China & Taiwan over the next 2 years.

Vida Vino, 29 Keong
Saik Road, Singapore
089136

TEL: +65
6222 1963

EMAIL: hello@vidavinogroup.com

http://www.vidavinogroup.com/

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“PRETTY IN PINK” - FUN AND FLIRTY ROSÉ WINES

15 March 2012, SINGAPORE – Throughout the month of April, Fandango Tapas and Wine Bar will be “Pretty in Pink” with an exciting wine promotion introducing a selection of fun and flirty rosé sparkling and still wines. This is, admittedly, one for the ladies.

Fandango will feature a wide selection of rosé wines including a Champagne, a Spanish Cava, a Pink Moscato, a Lambrusco Rosato and a Zibibbo Rosa. All the wines will be available by the glass so you can try a few until you find your favourite “pink” wine. The full wine list for this promotion is attached.

Whether it’s rosé (France), rosado (Spain), rosato (Italy) or blush – these terms all refer to pink wine. This pink shade can range from a soft, subtle hue to a vibrant, hot pink depending on the grape used and how long the grape skins were in contact with the juice. The flavours of rosé wines tend to be more subtle versions of their red wine varietal counterparts. The fruit expectations lean towards strawberry, cherry, and raspberry with some citrus and watermelon.

Rosés are perfect for hot weather, as they are served chilled and can be a refreshing accompaniment to a variety of warm weather fare. Rosé wines also top the charts for food-friendly versatility, so when you are dining “tapas-style” at Fandango you can rest assured that a rosé wine can handle both the seafood and the meat in one fell sip.

Fandango offers an eclectic and exciting food menu featuring both traditional Spanish tapas as well as our signature Asian fusion menu which is served in the ‘tapas’ style. Expect to see classic Spanish tapas dishes, such as Albondigas and Gambas al Ajillo, and tapas-styled dishes from many other cuisines, like Calamari with Mango Mayo and Asian Pork Patties with Black Pepper Sauce featured on the menu.

We would be delighted to entertain you at Fandango and show off these beautiful pink wines. Please call Emma on 8383 9615 to arrange an appointment for a tasting or photo-shoot.

Emma Sebrof
Managing Director
Fandango Tapas and Wine Pte Ltd
30 Victoria Street, CHIJMES #01-17, S187996

Media contact:
Illka Gobius
+65 9769 8370
illkagobius@vervempr.com

Fandango Tapas and Wine Bar is a modern twist on the traditional Spanish ‘tapas’ concept. We pride ourselves on our eclectic menu, serving both traditional Spanish tapas and excitingly diverse dishes from around the world, all served in the ‘tapas’ style. Much like Singapore itself, Fandango is a melting pot of wonderful culinary styles and flavours, and we don’t let a little thing like ‘geography’ come between us and our favourite dishes.

Our wine list is extensive with sixty labels from around the world, and features twenty wines which are available ‘by the glass’ so you can try something new every time you visit. We use only Riedel crystal wine glasses to ensure every glass of wine is a wonderful experience.

FANDANGO OPENS AT CHIJMES

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

22 September 2011, SINGAPORE – We welcome you to come and experience Fandango, a unique Wine Bar in Singapore. Situated in the heart of Chijmes, Fandango provides a chic yet comfortable place to relax and unwind. It is a place to enjoy stimulating food and wine, a place to catch up with friends.

Fandango offers an eclectic and exciting menu featuring both traditional Spanish tapas as well as our signature Asian fusion menu which is served in the ‘tapas’ style. Our menu complements an extensive and original selection of wines.

Fandango has al fresco seating areas to the front and rear of the restaurant with ample seating and shade within the tranquil environs of Chijmes. The interior features dramatic oil paintings in the style of Pedro Alvarez, and the mood is set by the sounds of lounge, chill and dance music.

You will be surprised and delighted when a single glass of wine turns into an evening of great food, fabulous wine and animated conversation in the stylish environment that is Fandango.

About Us
Fandango was conceived by Emma Sebrof, a long standing member of the food and beverage industry in Asia. Emma gained a foothold in hospitality in Hong Kong, where she managed many restaurants for the Eclipse Management group including BOCA Tapas and Wine and the Caramba and Coyote Mexican restaurants. Emma moved to Singapore in 2008, when she helped establish and run the piano bar Howl at the Moon at Peranakan Place. She spent the past two years working as the Group General Manager for five pubs under the Gaelic Inns brand including Muddy Murphy’s and The Penny Black.  Fandango at Chijmes is the latest bar Emma has opened and is the realization of a long time dream of owning her own bar and restaurant.

Wine Selection
Fandango’s extensive and varied wine list comprises up to sixty of our personally selected wines. A varying selection of twenty of these wines is offered by the glass.

The wine selection represents all major wine producing nations with the exception of France. French wines are left to the French restaurants! Spanish wine producers such as Muga and Marques de Riscal feature prominently, as well as Australian and New Zealand favourites D’Arenberg, Kim Crawford, and Cloudy Bay. Wines from South America also have a place at Fandango, and varietals such as Torrontes, Bonarda and Malbec are on the list from this region. The wine list offers guests an opportunity to try something a little out of the ordinary, and because there are so many wines available by the glass you can dare to be different without the risk of investing in a whole bottle.

Tapas
Tapas at Fandango are a foodies joy and not to be missed. Tasty morsels explode with flavor and have you drooling for more. We’ve priced moderately so that you can experience the variety of our tapas.

We aren’t bound by geography either. Both classic Spanish tapas dishes, such as Albondigas and Gambas al Ajillo, and tapas-styled dishes from many other cuisines, like Egg Tofu with Prawns, Calamari with Mango Mayo and Asian Pork Patties with Black Pepper Sauce are featured on the menu. These “Tapas with a Twist” are served alongside the traditional dishes, just order as your mood takes you.

Whether you choose to dine in or simply relax with a drink, you will have a wonderful time at Fandango. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Emma Sebrof
Managing Director
Fandango Tapas and Wine Pte Ltd
30 Victoria Street, CHIJMES #01-17, S187996

Media contact:
Illka Gobius
+65 9769 8370
illkagobius@vervempr.com

Fandango is a unique Wine Bar in Singapore. Situated in the heart of Chijmes, Fandango provides a chic yet comfortable place to relax and unwind. It is a place to enjoy stimulating food and wine, a place to catch up with friends. Fandango was conceived by Emma Sebrof, a long standing member of the food and beverage industry in Asia. Fandango’s extensive and varied wine list comprises up to sixty of our personally selected wines. A varying selection of twenty of these wines is offered by the glass.Tapas at Fandango are a foodies joy and not to be missed. Tasty morsels explode with flavor and have you drooling for more. We’ve priced moderately so that you can experience the variety of our tapas.