sevva – let them eat cake!

continuing the sweet and classy journey at sevva!

berries of the woods, rose petal coulis on vanilla bean panna cotta. ($130 hkd) wasn’t as pretty as what i’d imagined… thought there should be a few pieces of pinkish red rose petals? love those fat fresh berries! and see those teeeeny tiny vanilla beans scattering all over the place?! love the strong natural vanilla aroma! (those artificial ones really displease me a lot!) texture-wise, hmmm its incredibly smooth BUT, i thought panna cotta should be more pudding-like instead of liquid-like?

 

symphony choc bowl of fresh fruits & pear bavarois. ($125 hkd) WHOOOOAA! was totally fascinated by its amazing presentation! not an outstanding dessert, but I guess it can’t go any wrong with fresh berries, chocolate and cream, can it?

milk tea ice-cream with caramel crunch & ginger bread. ($130 hkd) i’m always a GREAT fan of milk tea! and this SURELY didn’t disappoint me! that rich and lingering flavor of milk tea… AHHHH! this was heavenly! each spoonful was SOOO satisfying!! their homemade caramel toffee crunch and ginger bread were nice as well! but didn’t really match with the ice-cream…

and here comes THE ROYAALS! *screaming* the MOST stunning and fanciful cakes ever! tell me how can i NOT love you at first sight!!

 

marie-antoinette’s crave. ($450 hkd) colourful macarons attaching to pistachio chiffon with cream and raspberries, adorned with hundreds of pretty sugar dragees and crowned with PINK COTTON CANDY *yaaay*! cake was SOOO soft and fluffy! and cream was pretty light and fresh!

 

le louis. ($450 hkd) chocolate chiffon with whipped french cream and blackberries, decorated with marshmallow and sugar dragees and crowned with BABY BLUE COTTON CANDY! sadly and truly, sometimes looking good doesn’t mean you will have a pretty soul… (if you know what i mean! and this applies to BOTH beautiful cakes. but trust me, it wasn’t really THAT bad anyway.)

this swanky posh comfy place, will always be one of my all time favourite spot for chillaxing!

Sevva:

25th Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central

+852 2537 1388

sevva – wanna be the supremely classy high society?

if people ask me where’s my most favourite and frequent place i go for afternoon tea in town, i would definitely say THIS PLACE! i’m totally IN LOVE with this rooftop bar, serving extravagant delicacy, providing a range of drinks, having an impeccable and stunning view, overlooking the heart of central and the victoria harbour. so comfy, so chic, so elegant, so posh…

 

signature tea set. ($680 hkd for 2) i’m probably sure this is the MOST expensive tea set in hong kong. so what’s the craze for this? the toasted crumpet with smoked salmon & chive cream cheese, crab meat burger and short rib burger were my favourite ones among the savory choices. as for the sweet tier, the carrot cake TOTALLY stood out! cake was so moist and went well with the velvety cream cheese on top! then, was it WORTH the price? hmmm overall the food quality was above average and the service was satisfactory and of course, EXCELLENT ambiance. what MORE can I ask for?

besides their tea set, sevva offers an incredibly scrummy selection of cakes served by ms. b’s.

 

ginger cheese cake. ($140 hkd) crumbled into pieces when i forked in it… whoooops! shouldn’t cheese cake be smooth and creamy? flavor-wise, it was ALRIGHT, with a hint of ginger taste.

 

chocolate fudge cake with marmalade. ($140 hkd) the cake was a bit dry, plus i’ve never like the combination of chocolate with orange…

 

the original crunch cake. ($135 hkd) soft fluffy vanilla chiffon sponge cake with ridiculously light and pillowy fresh cream and pieces of house-special homemade caramel toffee crunch! BEEEEST crunch cake ever in town!

 

lemon meringue. ($135 hkd) AHHHH! another must order item again! love the layers of crunchy lemon meringue in between layers of fresh cream! how can i ever resist this! i’m a sucker for anything in lemon… this was DIVINE! #FTW

more temptations from sevva coming up in my next post!

Sevva:

25th Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central

+852 2537 1388

stockton – the secret cocktail paradise!

‘TGIF! any awesome places for a quick drink after lectures and work?’ ‘hmm hey! stockton, shall we?’

can never imagine this WELL hidden place (literally well hidden) behind a BLACK mysterious entrance in somewhere at lan kwai fong serves a variety of excellent and UNIQUE whisky-based cocktails (and of course, delish bar food as well!)

brass monkey – HM king, compressed citrus, maca, lucuma, vanilla gum, chuncho bitters. ($150 hkd) if you are looking for something CITRUSY, go for this! well-balanced flavour, more on the subtle side and gave a gentle mouthfeel. nicely done!

cracked mud crab. ($180 hkd) fresh juicy crabmeat mixed with smoked caesar dressing, served with charred avocado and little gems! i simply fell in love with that couple – avocado with crabmeat! SOOO refreshing and light!

soldiers & egg. ($90 hkd) dip your toast into the golden mash of sea urchin and slow cooked duck’s egg! the sea urchin was SOOO fresh! and i loved the rich flavour of duck egg a lot! if i were at home, i would DEFINIETLY lick the bowl clean!

scotch egg. ($80 hkd) one of my MUST ORDER bar food! LOVE the sweet paprika aioli sauce with a hint of chilly taste drizzled on it.

slice of chocolate decadence. ($90 hkd) basically, that sinful slice was just like the outer solid part of chocolate fondant (if you know what i mean)! can be a bit MORE chocolaty to satisfy those chocoholics’ taste buds! plus i think everyone would prefer a scoop of ice cream on top of this irresistibly luscious treat instead of a dollop of cream, right?

sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. ($90 hkd) the BEEEST toffee pudding i had so far! no joking! can you imagine how the warm bath of brown sugar, molasses and butter cascaded onto the incredibly moist warmish gooey sponge cake that soaked up the glossy sauce? oh man! that’s called a PROPER toffee pudding!

Stockton:

G/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central

+852 2565 5268