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Milan-born General Manager Matteo Arrigoni has shaped Alleybar into a prominent figure in Singapore’s cocktail scene. A member of the Italian Bartenders Scene, Matteo leapt into the thriving Southeast Asian Cocktail Scene. 


Bringing with him a rich experience through distinguished luxury hotels in Italy and the well-regarded Lo and Behold group, Matteo joined Alleybar in 2019 with a goal to transform the quaint bar tucked between two shophouses into a classy cocktail bar that is a part of Singapore’s status as a global cocktail mecca. 


Infusing his Italian heritage with the rich Peranakan History of Emerald Hill, Matteo curated the Signature Cocktails of Alleybar, unrestrained by culture or flavours. Working closely with Head Chef Kar Meng, Alleybar is set to become a destination for those craving a dining experience wrapped up in the rich heritage of Peranakan Place.




Chef Kar Meng (endearingly known as Chef Meng) is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Sydney, Australia. Beginning his culinary career in Melbourne, Chef Meng has since then graced the kitchens of restaurants like Red Tail Bar by Zouk, Chinoiserie and 1-Michelin starred restaurant, Jag. 


In his first year as the premier Executive Chef of Red Tail Bar by Zouk, he won his first award by SR Signatures with his Chicken Rice Arancinis and hosted the pairing dinner for Martell’s Single Estate Launch. He later moved on to be the Western Head Chef of Cast Iron, where he led his team to Gourmet Japan and hosted a Whiskey Pairing Dinner in collaboration with Suntory Group. 


As he affirms, his various travels have refined his culinary expertise, inspiring him to marry tastes that bring out the uniqueness of his culinary creations. 

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