Finger Food Galore: Best Snacks to Pair With Your Cocktails
Join us on a journey through the world of finger foods, where we explore the finest snacks that elevate your cocktail experience to new heights. From savoury and sweet to crispy and creamy, get ready to discover a symphony of taste that promises to delight your palate.
Best Snacks to Try with Your Cocktail at the SkyBar
CÉ LA VI understands that the culinary craftsmanship behind your finger foods can beautifully complement the art of mixology. We manifest this ardently at our cocktail bar in Singapore. While every snack on our menu has its own charm, a few standout options deserve special mention:
1. Prawn Toast
This delectable snack starts with a foundation of crispy prawn toast in a generous serving of fresh and succulent crab salad, bringing a refreshing and slightly sweet contrast to the savoury toast. To elevate the dish further, a slice of soft and buttery brioche is added, providing a luxurious and creamy element that balances the crunchiness of the prawn toast. The entire ensemble is beautifully finished with a drizzle of calamansi sauce.
Recommended cocktail to pair with this snack: The richness of the crab salad and brioche pairs wonderfully with a citrusy cocktail, such as a Bourbon Sour, that can complement the calamansi sauce, creating a delightful symphony of flavours that dance on your palate.
2. Balinese Chocolate
Fancy something sweet instead? Immerse yourself in a world of chocolatey bliss with our Balinese Chocolate dessert. It's a harmonious blend of rich, velvety chocolate with a zesty twist of fermented strawberry. The feuilletine, a delicate and crispy French pastry, adds a delightful crunch that contrasts beautifully with the smoothness of the chocolate. This dessert is truly a celebration of sweet indulgence, making it a must-try for any chocolate lover.
Recommended cocktail to pair with this snack: Try pairing this dessert snack with a classic Espresso Martini. This cocktail's bold coffee flavour and subtle sweetness from coffee liqueur, along with the kick of vodka, creates a delightful harmony with the dessert's velvety chocolate.
3. Tropical Mango
Or, experience a tropical paradise on your plate with our Tropical Mango dessert. This exquisite creation is a symphony of flavours that evokes visions of sun-kissed shores and swaying palm trees. It features a convergence of creamy coconut sorbet with the vibrant sweetness of ripe mango, all delicately perched on a bed of glutinous rice tuile. Not only is this dessert a celebration of nature's abundance, but it's also a gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly masterpiece.
Recommended cocktail to pair with this snack: Sipping on a Green Envy enhances the dessert's vibrant mango and coconut flavours, creating a refreshing and exotic taste experience.
Best Starter Snacks to Try at the Restaurant
As for those dining at our rooftop Restaurant, here are the best starter snacks to pair with your cocktails.
1. Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Tartare
Indulge in the exquisite flavours of Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Tartare, finely handcrafted with a delicate touch. This culinary masterpiece features the finest cuts of beef tenderloin, expertly seasoned with white soy and garnished with the fresh vibrancy of watercress. Every bite offers a harmonious blend of textures and tastes.
Recommended cocktail to pair with this starter snack: Savour this starter snack with a Trinity Kiss cocktail. The smoky notes of bourbon and a hint of sweetness from the rye whiskey perfectly complement the rich profile of the beef tartare.
2. Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast
Experience the succulence of Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast, cooked to perfection. This dish is a symphony of flavours, featuring tender duck breast enhanced with the fruity allure of cherries and a subtle warmth from five spice, all balanced with the slight bitterness of chicory.
Recommended cocktail to pair with this starter snack: Pair this exquisite duck dish with a well-balanced Negroni cocktail. The bitterness of Campari, the herbal notes of vermouth, and the zesty orange twist provide an ideal contrast to the richness of the duck.
3. Hoshi-Jirushi Risotto
Prefer a starter that is gluten-free and vegan? The creamy Hoshi-Jirushi Risotto boasts a medley of flavours, including the earthiness of asparagus, the freshness of spinach, and the delightful crunch of puffed rice. It's a symphony of textures and tastes that celebrates the beauty of plant-based cuisine.
Recommended cocktail to pair with this starter snack: Complement the subtle complexities of the risotto with a refreshing Gin and Tonic. The botanicals in the gin and the effervescence of the tonic water truly elevate the dish's herbal and fresh elements.
Take Your Cocktail Experience to New Heights With CÉ LA VI
Whether you're munching on a classic snack or trying one of our unique starter creations, you can enjoy it best with a paired cocktail drink from CÉ LA VI's SkyBar, Club Lounge, or Restaurant that goes flawlessly well with your chosen finger food.
While we've given you a glimpse of what to expect, the true experience awaits you in person. Elevate your lunch or dinner with exquisite cocktails and the perfect snacks, at our rooftop paradise atop Marina Bay Sands that is truly one of the best places to drink in Singapore.
Fancy something different? Look forward to our Fleur de Maiko nights, where the timeless allure of Japan perfectly complements the contemporary charm of CÉ LA VI’s rooftop SkyBar. Try out Japanese bar bites together with Japanese-inspired cocktails for the taste of the land of the rising sun.