C'è la vi club and restaurant was born as a result of inspiration of the executive chief Jason Au, who, after several years spent in New York, came up to the idea to bring a fashionable flair to C'è la vi and a freshness to his plating style teamed with meticulous Asian flavors. He created new launch and dinner menu, so, those who would like to take something new and fresh, will find a lot of new tastes in this restaurant. The menu is consisted by a vibrant seafood and meat dishes, as well as creatively constructed desserts. The chief go himself visiting the local markets in order to use and cook only fresh and season dishes, avoiding big supermarkets and industrial food, and inventing always new decorations for his plates. Spicy Tuna, Sashimi Tartare, Hokkaido Scallop, Line Caught Snapper, Coconut & Cinnamon Tart, are some the favorite plates that the guests ask for. Fresh cuts of tuna belly and other delicacies such as Alaskan king crab and prime short rib served with teriyaki veal jus, then mango pudding, with shiso flowers and Iron Chef-winning strawberry consommé with udon noodles – will take you to heaven of flavors and pleasure. The menu consists 20 pages, so it is clear how rich it is. The restaurant is also Vegetarian friendly, offering also Gluten Free Options.
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Because of his honesty and willingness to serve only fresh and domestic food to his guests, Jason Au became famous and often mentioned in various reviews and newspapers articles:
"The first dish to appear was a stunningly presented Toro Tartare, served with thick slices of crispy brioche and dollops of yuzu truffle vinaigrette. The fish itself was wonderfully fresh and light, allowing room for the rich sauce to take charge. A few bites of this and we knew we were already off to a good start." - Sassy Hong Kong
"Sea bream ceviche with young coconut and pomegranate amazu (a light dressing usually used on cucumber salads that is sweet and salty) is amazing, as is a successfully chunky Blue Fin tuna tataki with caramelized shallots, wakame, maitake mushrooms and tosazu." - Foodie
"Order from creative indulgences such as the Foie Gras French Toast, and don’t leave without trying one of the desserts. Try the Chocolate Bar, a passion fruit, caramel and banana dessert covered in dark chocolate, embellished with pop rocks." - HK Magazine
C’è la vie is a beautiful place located at the 25th floor, in a penthouse inside the amazing California Tower, No.32 D'Aguilar Street | Central District, in the heart of famous Lan Kwai Fong, so, not only the dishes, but also the view from this height, overlooking the city and amazing high buildings and lights of Hong Kong, will leave you breathless! Beautiful big chandelier with plants and décor of ancient Southeast Asian culture in the form of intricate woodwork on the walls and ceilings, balanced out by contemporary sprouting vertical gardens, will make you feel really honored. There are three separately themed floors: the dining room at the bottom, the lounge one level up, and the sky garden rooftop terrace.
Once your dinner or launch are finished, you can choose to move into C’è la vie rooftop (Sky Bar) and top, to take some cocktail or other drink. Sky Bar is projected like a tropical garden, full of plants and flowers and the best time to visit Sky Bar is during the last daily hours, waiting for sunset and watching the following sun, between amazing Hong Kong business buildings. It is the best rooftop place in Hong Kong. You can relax in Jacuzzi, located in the middle of Sky Bar, so, beautiful ladies in swimwear will not be a rare appearance. Drinking some of exotic cocktails, such as called a new one, created by C’è la vie bartenders, mixed by the old Bloody Old Fashioned, made with Michter’s rye bourbon, chili, cashew syrup and blood orange (148 HKD-about 15$), relaxing in Jacuzzi, and watching the sunset above the Hong Kong buildings, will be a real experience for you!
After all, move into Lounge Club, where will start a real fun. Once the sun is gone, it is the beginning of night fun, so move into the Club for enjoying the best music hits until morning hours! The music policy is a tried-and-tested mix of styles to keep everyone happy. On Fridays, expect pop music party and big room anthems, while Saturdays are reserved for house music, and tracks with a bit more bass. You can hear also live music, depending on night. Wednesdays are ladies nights, so female guests can drink some drinks for free, such as free bubbles, plus can have the opportunity to win a luxury gift, such as a Gucci clutch or a genuine brand-name jewelers.
Dress code should be more elegant than usually. Ladies should follow a “city chic” after 6 pm. No flip flops and sportswear. Gentlemen: long trousers only. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, atletic wear and open shoes are not admitted. Sundays is permitted a more relaxing cloth.
The prices are high. One drink costs at least 100 HKD (12$). That is the fact, so spending one evening in this amazing place will take you a lot of money, but you’ll feel a real pleasure.