Home to the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse, Manhattan at Regent Singapore is a grand hotel bar inspired by the 19th century’s Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking. Delivering on its name with a glamorous yet modern space reminiscent of old New York, craft bartending meets artisanal spirits to pay homage to classic and forgotten cocktails that leap from the pages of history.
Bartender extraordinaire, Ricky Paiva honed his craft at some of the world’s leading bars such as San Francisco’s Rickhouse, voted “Best High Volume Cocktail Bar” by Tales of the Cocktail 2011, and Local Edition, known for house made syrups and drinks that reflect the 1950/60s drinking culture in America.
Ricky got his start in bartending while at culinary school in Portland Oregon a decade ago and was crowned “Best Personality” at, G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program Global Finals in France in 2012 – is particularly skilled and passionate about house made ingredients. Most recently, his cocktail Singapura Nacional came in tops in the SG50 “Toast to the Nation” competition.
Head Chef Nicholas Trosien’s passion for food is in his blood. Born and raised in Michigan, USA where he learnt from a young age how to run and manage restaurants, thanks to his parents who own two fast-food restaurant franchises, Chef Nicholas Trosien loves deep-diving into new cultures and sharing the bond between food, people and history.
Most recently Sous Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Palm Beach where he put his culinary mark on the two acclaimed restaurants, Graze and Jove, Chef Nicholas got his start at the Cordon Bleu College in Miami. He then honed his craft working under James Beard award-winning chef mentors and various outstanding American restaurants including East City Grill, Mark’s, and The Office in Delray Beach where he was the youngest executive chef on the busy food trendy Atlantic Avenue. Outside the kitchen, Chef Nicholas enjoys exploring new restaurants, hawker stands and local food markets. Besides his wife, he also loves food competitions, basketball, golf, and riding motorcycles.
Level 2, Regent Singapore