Located in prime city real estate is the stunning SEVVA a top Prince’s Building Central Hong Kong. This place turn heads all the way around. It has one of the best if not the best sky terrace to have drinks and take in the breath-taking skyline of Hong Kong.
No doubt it is one of the grooviest address to hang out and a sublime place to have dinner. Remember those days when you turn up to a restaurant and your table is not ready, they get you to sit by the bar and wait. “This aint NO bar at that restaurant”. You feel the vibe as soon as you walk in. There are four areas to this magnificent establishment. An A La Carte on the one end, casual dining on the other, a chill out area inside the restaurant for drinks which leads out to this colossus amazing sky terrace. With Djs spinning up the tunes twenty five floors up, it’s kinda surreal as most fun are usually on ground level.
What i enjoy about SEVVA is that it has an awesome atmosphere. “A buddy of mine told me It is pretentious”. For me it was packed with professionals whom dress well, like to impress and loves this sort of lifestyle entertainment. It is so appealing to have another form and level of entertainment in H.K.
After some wine, conversation and a little dance , it was time to hop back in for our dinner. The service here is excellent and I guess it comes together with the whole package. For starters, I had the SEVVA Special Salad which consists of Organic Mecslun Greens, Artichoke Hearts, Avacado, Endive, Tea-Smoked Quail Eggs & Salt n Pepper Tofu and the Demitasse of Chicken Soup for the Soul. It comes in a little cute cup. Salads are of perfect portion, just enough so you could still pile in your mains & deserts. For main, my Pasta Named Desire with King Prawn & Crab Roe Spaghetti with Champagne Crème Sauce was simply sumptuous. For deserts go for the sorbet and the little orange cake, its simply irresistible.
A dinner for two at SEVVA could cost you HK$ two grand but hey why not if you got the dosh. It is a fantastic place to impress your dates and SEVVA is a kind of restaurant where proposals have been proposed.
If you are just looking for a groovy place to have drinks this summer, style guru Bonnie Gokson is serving a host of new summer cocktails just in time for the arrival of ‘Sex and the City 2’ .
The new range of flavours have been created by Ms Gokson and New Yorker Joseph Boroski, a renowned ‘mixologist’ who blended exotic drinks on the actual TV series of ‘Sex and the City’.
Starting at HK$135 per glass or HK$520 for a pitcher (serves 4 people), the summer cocktails include refreshingly unique blends of fresh fruit and their nectars with organic mint, wholesome raw sugarcane and dashes of wines or spirits.
The Concubine, living up to its name as gentle and fragrant with a touch of the exotic East, blends a hint of vodka with tea olive blossom syrup, crushed lychees, muscato grapes and lemon juice, shaken in ice. Drizzled with Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineapple & Vanilla Batida is muddled pineapple and its juice with a hint of gula melaka and Tahitian vanilla essence, served on rock ice.
Guava Mojito mixes white rum, guava, sugarcane, lime, mint and a dash of soda on rock ice. Strawberries & Champagne Mojito charges the classic rum cocktail with crushed strawberries & lime, creme de raspberry and icy cold champagne.
The special sangria blend in the original SEVVA ‘Sex in the City’ cocktail includes rosé wine adorned with a slice of lemon, twist of orange peel and strawberry adding a decadent edge to SEVVA’s unique recipe of fun, fashion and friends. It’s the ideal drink to be enjoyed on the terrace with views over sparkling Central on hot summer nights.
I adore SEVVA. There are many rooftop, terrace and dining establishments with this style of concept but i have not been to one which blends so nicely together.
AS Bonnie Gokson describes as ‘the DNA’ of Hong Kong – traditional regional Asian cuisines intermixed with Western fine dining, coupled with her own travels and experiences. She says: “This is my contribution and passion to the city that I love.”
Prince's Building 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
T +852 2537 1388
By Andrew Kim