Singleton's Delicious Discoveries with Poh Ling at QT Melbourne
The Singleton's Delicious Discoveries features a playful cocktail and dining experience, with queen of the kitchen Poh Ling partnering with The Singleton whisky at QT Melbourne. We attended a fabulous media event to check it all out.
Upending the traditional notion of aperitivo hour, diners can now ogle, admire and drool over The Singleton’s Delicious Discoveries train, exclusively available in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD at QT Melbourne from February 2 until May, 2023.
Here desserts and savoury delights cruise past diners on a sushi-train-style conveyor belt of deliciousness adding a dash of quirk for luxury loungers keen to kick back and revel in this luxe yet approachable offering. We enjoyed the fun of the sushi train!
Tinges of teal tickle every corner offering a colourful backdrop to enjoy The Singleton’s signature Plus Two cocktails in between mouthfuls of eight different sweet, savoury and surprising dishes.
The menu is a suitably colourful affair including a roster of never-before-tasted delicacies inspired by a trot around the world, made all the better when paired with The Singleton whisky.
The line-up features mouth-watering dishes designed to bring out the sweet, nutty and fruity flavours of The Singleton including savoury showstoppers such as a delectable fried chicken, kimchi and kewpie mayo bao and french fries with an anchovy cream sauce.
Sweet temptations include a riff on an Italian classic; strawberries, mascarpone yoghurt, roasted almonds, aged balsamic and basil and a cheeky Easter take on old favourite; apple miso caramel turnovers with vanilla crème fraîche. Both savoury and sweet dishes were super impressive, a taste and texture triumph.
MasterChef royalty Poh says: “I wanted to take The Singleton’s unique world of single malts into a new flavour realm, playing on QT’s signature quirk to create a dining experience that is bursting with colour and taste. For my first restaurant takeover, I ignored the sensible and embraced the playful.”
Designed to be enjoyed by the many, not the few, The Singleton invites new whisky drinkers into the world of single malts through its delightfully adaptable Plus Two cocktails designed to be paired with delicious, playful snacks that are too tempting to resist. Simple in its approach but vibrant in flavour, The Singleton Plus Two serve is an equal parts mix of The Singleton plus a choice of one sparkling and one still mixer.
Rich yet approachable, eight paired cocktails have been created to complement Poh’s dishes including Orchard - The Singleton 12 Year Old, apple and
pear juice, Appletiser; Tropical - The Singleton 12 Year Old, guava juice, grapefruit soda and Mediterranean - The Singleton 12 Year Old, apricot nectar, lemon tonic.
As part of Delicious Discoveries, QT Melbourne’s stellar line-up of mixologists will serve a “create your own” The Singleton Plus Two cocktail menu allowing guests to pick their own wildly creative mixers to pair with The Singleton, limited only by their imagination and flair for flavourful theatrics. We were able to sample several of the cocktails and they were top notch.
Katie Nagar, The Singleton National Brand Ambassador, says: “The Singleton Plus Two of equal parts The Singleton 12-year-old, a still mixer, and a sparkling mixer, is a winning formula that works with all sorts of ingredients from the sweet to the nutty to the bitter, delivering a cocktail that has maximum flavour with minimum fuss. The Singleton flavour pairings will only be enhanced through the rich and deep flavours of Poh’s cooking, best enjoyed together in the comfortably quirky QT surrounds. When The Singleton meets Poh and QT Melbourne; this will be good.”
QT Melbourne General Manager Kristen Foat says, “The Singleton Delicious Discoveries at QT Melbourne is a feast for the senses. Pop in for the afternoon while shopping, stay overnight or make it a culinary and cocktail destination; whatever your reason; together with the delectable creations from Poh and The Singleton’s Plus Two Cocktails, we’ll pull back the curtain to celebrate the sweet things in life with an experience you won’t find anywhere else.”
Poh was catapulted into the centre of the Australian food scene when she won the hearts of Australia as a finalist on the first season of MasterChef Australia. Since then, Poh has graced our screens with her shows; Poh’s Kitchen and Poh & Co. In addition, Poh has authored four cookbooks, Poh’s Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures,
Same Same But Different, Poh Bakes A Hundred Greats, and What I Cook When Nobody Is Watching.
And let’s not forget her bakery Jamface, selling homemade sweet and savoury treats at the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market. The Singleton Delicious Discoveries will be the only location in the world where guests can sit down and enjoy Poh’s creations in a restaurant setting.
The Singleton Delicious Discoveries will be available to book from Thursday 2 February.
The Singleton’s Delicious Discoveries at QT Melbourne
From Thursday 2 February - May 2023
Available Thursdays - Sundays
Premiere, QT Melbourne | 133 Russell St, Melbourne