M Circle @ Starhill

September 20, 2001

Really should have started this five years ago, but better late than never, right?
So here we go now! *Deep breath*

M Circle is Starhill's revamp of what was once Tiff's Jazz Lounge on the Explore floor. It feels sleek but slightly more impersonal. The lounge singer who used to stroll around crooning romantic ballads here seems to have vanished, replaced by a sound system that supplies upbeat mood music.

Gone too is the former menu that offered tidbits from Shook! and assorted cakes. What caught our eye on the new menu was a page of signature cocktails including this M Mojito laced with cranberry juice. The result was mellow but forgettable.

The M Olympic was a blend of Cognac and Cointreau. Isn't that more or less a Sidecar? The menu claimed this was "created for the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris in a gold medal recipe." I'm not gonna check on that. It was a strong drink but not my kind of cocktail.

We only spent about 30 minutes here, but the comfortable sofas and friendly service made it a pleasant place for hanging out before a proper dinner. Just don't expect too much from the drinks.

M Circle,
Level 3, Starhill.
Tel: 2144-6306