Charles H

Hidden within the Four Seasons, Seoul, Charles H pays homage to the travels of author and epicurean Charles Henry Baker Jr., who ate and drank his way around the world. Oozing charm, the debonair Keith Motsi is at the helm of this glitzy space with a speakeasy vibe and decorative nods to royal Korean palace trinkets and tapestry. The bar’s menu is categorised by cities visited by Baker, whose travels focused on meeting bartenders and recording their stories. The latest section on the menu is Rome, featuring drinks such as the Paparazzo Cocktail, with spumante, Italian bitter blend, herbs cordial, clarified tomato and basil bocconicini – a small ball of mozzarella balanced perfectly on a floating basil leaf garnish. The bar also showcases local Korean ingredients, such as the Miami section’s Korea Colada that uses a base of makgeolli – Korean rice wine – blended with genever, Korean bean cream and coconut.

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