It all started about a month ago, with a local Khmer answering our ad for staff.
In walked this beaming Khmer named Samnang, saying he was here for a job. I asked him what he was looking for and he replied “barman.” But we don’t have a bar in Battambang, let alone a restaurant I quickly retorted. “That’s ok, but I want to be a barman.”
So I asked him his background. And he responded that he is a barber. We were impressed with his personality — besides being suckers for a good alliteration — and we told him to come back in a week.
So after chatting with Robert we decided to hire the barber as a barman, creating the position especially f0r Samnang. So now we have a great wine bar, absolutely no beer (although if we van source Belgium Alembic we may reconsider) and a simple but well thought out menu of home-made potted pork rillette maison, charcuterie, a rare platter of exceptionally stinky French cheeses, plus excellent baguettes. All very civilised….
Open nightly from 5-9 pm Tuesday through Sunday, with seating outside on the footpath, in our lobby, or inside at the long table in our showroom.
PS: We’re still to get a cut from our new barber, no make that “barman.” He makes a mean mint julep to go with Robert’s astounding rillette.