The Pangaea at Marina Bay Sands, an exclusive club that targets the super rich and famous, seems to have something lined up for eve of Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") which is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March.
The hoity-toity club was featured in Malaysia’s Bernama recently, in an article about Asia’s most expensive drink which can be imbibed for a whopping S$32,000. A concoction of gold-flecked Hennessey brandy, 1985 vintage Krug champagne and sugar, the cocktail is garnished with a Triple X 1-carat diamond from Switzerland-based jeweler Mouawad.
A garnish is an item or substance used as a decoration or embellishment accompanying a prepared food dish or drink. In many cases, it may give added or contrasting flavor. But what does diamond taste like? During a visit to the outskirts of Fukushima, a Japanese inn keeper who was last here when Singapore was Syonanto (昭南島) presented us a bottle of sake with gold flakes added, which is called Kinpaku-iri. We never got round to (dare) drinking it, kept it as a conversation piece. Just as well, apparently the sake used for this exorbitant practice is not usually top-grade alcoholic beverage.
What could pique our interest is how the organisers plan to verify the ladies' colour choice for the veiling of their nether regions. St Patrick's Day is all about wearing green. Will rumbustious lasses, alcohol fuelled, resorting to colour dye or body paint pass muster? Bluenoses demanding restraint should forget about Adam Lambert's stage antics, this is the real low-down on attention seeking in Sin City.