Friday, 26 May 2017

Contemporary Asian Brunch with a Stellar View at Cé La Vi, Hong Kong

The stellar view of Hong Kong's skyline

Situated at a prime location at California Tower at Lan Kwai Fong, the chic Cé La Vi restaurant cum lounge is the place to see and be seen. Boasting stellar view of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline, you’ll be awed by the captivating ambience of the roof garden. If you prefer to dine indoors, the restaurant exudes glamour and sophistication, perfect for a romantic date with your loved one or a gathering with your best pals.

The interior

Sunday Brunch at Cé La Vi is a lavish affair. The food is an eclectic blend of the East and West, though it tends to veer towards the East. Superbly conceived, dexterously executed, exquisitely assembled, the unique food will life your spirits and delight your senses. What makes it even more pleasurable is the impeccable service.

A medley of appetisers - green salad, prawns with wasabi and chilli and prawn tempura

For a start, refresh your palate with prawns with wasabi and chilli, European oysters, green salad, edamame or the potato salad. 

Potato salad

I personally like the potato salad which is prepared with crunchy carrots, cucumbers and kewpie mayonnaise which is made with rice vinegar and has a smoother, creamier texture.

Shrimp tempura

For the hot appetisers, I like the shrimp tempura which is accompanied with daikon, ginger and chilli. The shrimps are sweet and succulent with a light, crispy batter.

Eggs benedict

For the classic brunch favourite, tuck into eggs benedict comprising baby spinach, tomato, onsen egg and shimichi hollandaise.

Korean style fried chicken with waffles

For the mains, the Korean style fried chicken accompanied with waffles is a refreshing combination. Enhance the taste with spicy raspberry jam which will make your taste buds tingle with delight.

Short ribs with lettuce wrap

Another standout item is the short ribs with lettuce wrap. I love the delightful combination of cherry tomatoes, sweet corn and ginger soy dressing. 

Deep-fried pork katsu

The deep-fried pork katsu served with Japanese curry, Hokkaido rice and pickles is one of my favourite items on the menu. In fact, the curry was so delicious that I asked for another serving.

Misoyaki salmon

For something healthy, go for the misoyaki salmon skilfully prepared with saikyo miso, mirin and sake or the Portobello mushroom accented with balsamic Dijon mustard dressing. To make it a complete meal, select your choice of sides such as baby corn, steamed vegetables, broccolini, Hokkaido rice, vegetable fried rice or miso soup.

Dessert platter

My awesome dining experience concluded with the lovely dessert platter consisting of strawberry tart, green tea tart, mango pudding and yuzu passionfruit mousse cake. A delicate masterpiece, it looked so pretty that I could not bear to eat it initially. The yuzu passionfruit mousse cake is light, fruity and tangy and helped me to refresh my palate after the meal.

Cé La Vi's Sunday Brunch is priced at HKD$488 per person. For free flow of (non alcoholic drinks), top up an additional of HKD$88.  For unlimited servings of Moët & Chandon, add  an additional of HKD$498. For free flow of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, top up an additional of HKD$398 and for Veuve Clicquot, add an additional HKD$ 298.

Cé La Vi is located at 25/F California Tower, 32 D' Aguilar Street, Central, Cental District, Hong Kong. For reservations, please call +(852) 3700 2300.

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