3 Reasons Why CÉ LA VI Is KL’s New Triple Threat

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The award-winning and globally recognised CÉ LA VI brand has finally opened its latest luxury lifestyle dining and entertainment destination in Malaysia.

Situated at Ilham Tower in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, CÉ LA VI KL occupies the entire level 37 Sky Terrace, so be rest assured you’ll get a 360-degree panoramic view of the city skyline whenever you visit. This doesn’t come as a surprise since the brand is known for their iconic rooftop locations in each city they’re located at – California Tower in Hong Kong, The Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (which you’ll recognise as the location Crazy Rich Asians used to film their ending party scene)!

CÉ LA VI KL invited us for a tour of the place after opening its doors to the public here back in mid-October. Our verdict? It truly does live up to the hype.

1. It has a restaurant that serves Modern Asian cuisine

Complete with private dining rooms and an al fresco seating area, CÉ LA VI, an Asian fusion fine-dining restaurant, prides itself in serving time-honoured Japanese creations that have been playfully re-interpreted.

During our visit, we had the opportunity of sampling a few dishes from the menu. While we enjoyed the Deep Fried Korean Chicken Bento Set (RM48), we were particularly surprised by how much we ended up liking the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek With Red Miso (RM88) instead. Sounds intimidating? We thought so too until we took the first bite. The meat was meltingly tender, juicy and oh-so satisfying. The red miso it came with was not too rich and packed with just the right amount of flavour, allowing it to pair beautifully with our bowl of white rice. Overall, it was hands down a dish we’d splurge on for a second time.

Top left: Deep Fried Korean Chicken Bento Set, RM48; Top Right: Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek With Red Miso, RM88
Bottom Left: Malaysian Curry ‘Laksa’ Mee, RM48 ; Bottom Right: Yuzu Cheesecake, RM38

Next up we had the Malaysian Curry ‘Laksa’ Mee (RM48), a modern take of our hawker favourite that was filled with large king prawns. You know what they say: you get what you pay for. Speaking of which, customers can opt to add lobster to this dish for an extra RM150. It was a delicious bowl of curry noodles, but the soup wasn’t as spicy as we hoped it’d be.

The Yuzu Cheesecake (RM38) on the other hand exceeded all expectations. Trust us, our jaw dropped when it arrived since it clearly looks nothing like a traditional cheesecake. Nevertheless, we all agreed that it’s one creation we’ll never forget. The Asian fruit compote under the crispy lemon tuile was the perfect mouth-cleanser after a hearty meal and the cream cheese and yuzu dome was light, elegant and all sorts of impressive.

Restaurant Reservations Telephone: +603-2733 3163 / 2166
Restaurant Reservations Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday
Lunch – 12 noon till 3pm, last order by 2.30pm
Dinner – 6pm till 11pm, last order by 10.30pm

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