CE LA VI Hong Kong Celebrates Grand Opening


CE LA VI Hong  Kong opens as the jewel in the crown of the newly  reborn California Tower in Lan Kwai Fong. Occupying the top three  floors of the striking building, it includes the stunning open-air SkyBar featuring tropical gardens and  a rooftop  jacuzzi  with  360-degree views  of Hong  Kong·s iconic skyline, a Club Lounge and a Restaurant.

CE LA VI Hong Kong marks the  first  step in a global expansion plan for the new brand that aims to create a group of glamorous international restaurants and  nightspots in key cities around the world.

“This is the life that dreams are made of, life that is lived to the fullest, life at the  top with unforgettable experiences that are flashed  worldwide on social media. We are taking  indulgence to new heights with unique experiences that stimulate the senses, elevate thespirit, amplify passion and fuel the pursuit of pleasure, said L Capital Asia Managing Partner, and CE LA VI Chairman, Ravi Thakran.

“Creating drama  and inspired moments out of cuisine, mixology, music, culture and  spectacular surroundings, CE LA VI will become  a Legendary name  in top-end international lifestyle dining and entertainment, a world-class brand  orchestrated with  masterful precision and finesse, and time­honoured Asian hospitality. We like  to say we are the Love child  of South-East Asian creativity and international hedonism.”

“Born from  a universally known  French phrase that translates into ‘This is Life’, we believe there  is no better name  to sum  up who we are and what  we do – the pursuit of pleasure, passion  and play and of Living Life to the  fullest. We willonly select  Locations that  are  the most  coveted  spot in the city, nothing  less  than a commanding presence with  breath-taking panoramic views in the world’s lifestyle capitals,”‘  said Ravi Thakran.

As with  all CE LA VI venues, CE LA VI Hong Kong embodies a winning combination of Modern Asian cuisine, world-class mi xology,  stunning Asian-inspired interiors and  soul-stirring entertainment and parties that will quickly  become the preferred party destination for international sophisticates.

The stunning new venue has been conceived  by leading Hong  Kong  design  firm AB Concept  and styled  to represent a tropical rainforest allowing guests  to escape to a magical world away from the concrete jungle  below. Motifs  of the Southeast  Asian-themed landscape occur  throughout the venue, using  shadow  and  textures   to  masterfully  create  a  seductive, intimate  and  sensual atmosphere.

At the arrival, Asian temple discs  in the  brand’s signature red colour and a long  raw-cut wooden table hand-picked from Bali deliver a rustic tropical beauty, while  outdoor materials such as wood decking, beige  textured stone  and mosaic  patterns are  used  in the SkyBar  to  reinforce its  rustic edge. Exotic materials Like raw porous Lava stone and raw ship wood are used around the venue.

The soul of the  restaurant Lies in  the  dramatic custom-designed green  chandeliers overflowing with exotic  plants  and wallsconces filled with  greenery and mother of pearl flower pots. Dine atop tables that  feature exotic  bird  feathers recessed   under  the  glass.  The Club  Lounge  features a stunning vertical garden  and  a spectacular ceiling-high live  green  pillar, furnished with  antique mirrors, drop candles   and  a  bespoke   Tai  Ping  custom-designed carpet. The  rooftop  SkyBar similarly embraces a Lush Landscape: with a jacuzzi as a unique  centrepiece of the SkyBar, an elite space has been created for the city ‘ s well-heeled to experience the stunning skyline of Hong Kong.

CE LA VI Hong Kong, Like its  sister  venue in Singapore, provides a globe-spanning,  Modern Asian cuisine  in  a  spectacular  setting,  where  dishes   are   prepared  artistically  and   dramatically presented. At CE LA VI, the art  of cuisine  revolves  around  drama, spectacle and theatre that  come together to create  an unparalleled epicurean adventure.

Strong emphasis is  placed on freshness and quality,  as the menu changes with the  seasonal ingredients. Produce  from  any and every corner of the  world is  brought in  fresh and chilled, including tuna  air-flown from Boston,  crab from  the waters  of Alaska  and fresh  cuts sourced from Hokkaido.

Executive  Pastry  Chef Jason  Licker, who has created  his legendary desserts in some  of the most celebrated venues  globally. As a master patissier, Jason  has  a diverse  background of projects, experiences and  collaborations that  have evolved  his pastry  style  into  the  perfect last  bite. Fresh from his crowning as the champion of desserts at Iron  Chef Thailand, Jason has worked in some of the  top kitchens in the world including the JW Marriott Hong  Kong,  Nobu  Miami  Beach and three Michelin-starred Jean Georges in New York. At CE LA VI Hong Kong, Jason willbe providing diners with visually stunning and unpredictable creations all dripping  in  decadence to provide the ultimate after dinner dessert with a twist.

In addition, CE LA VI Hong Kong has an award-winning Mixology programme, with  impossibly chic concoctions with  a distinctively refreshing Modern  Asian  philosophy helmed by two  masterminds, Knut  Randhem and  Fabien  Marcault. Swedish-born CE LA VI’s  Regional Head  Mixologist  Knut Randhem   has   spent   over   10  years   honing   the   art   of  bartending  including  the   Bella   Sky, Copenhagen’s most  reputed hotel and  “Ourselves Alone”  bar,  rated  Europe’s top  50 bars,  and most recently judged  the  Diageo  World  Class  Thailand 2014.  Meanwhile, Bar  Manager   Fabien Marcault has  polished his  craft  at  several of  the  most  iconic  and  award  winning  nightspots in London  and Hong  Kong. Together, they  have worked on an array  of cocktails that  are  attuned to Asian climes and befitting of the pinnacle of Lan Kwai Fong.

CE LA  VI Hong  Kong’s  signature cocktails include ‘This  is the  Life,’   composed   of  pear  puree, hibiscus water, rosehip cordial, peach  liqueur and an extravagant splash  of bubbles. The ‘Bloody Old Fashion’  is a fiery take  on the classic  with  Michter’s rye bourbon, Frangelico, dash of aromatic bitters, chilli and  cashew  syrup  and  topped  with   freshly squeezed   blood  orange. Also  on the signature cocktail list  are  CE LA VI ‘s  international favourites, the  ‘Storm Cooler’ and  ‘CE LA VI Negroni’, which have taken  Singapore  by storm.

The beverage  list  features only the  most  premium spirits, starting with  a benchmark of the  best housepours Hong Kong has seen, such as Louis Roederer Brut  Premier from the makers of Cristal champagne, Grey Goose, Tanqueray  10 and Macallan 12 years.  Look forward to an extensive rum selection spanning  from Cuba to the Philippines and a sa ke cockta il list featuring CE LA VI ‘s own branded  sake.

From  the  entertainment programme that  has won Singapore Experience Award’s  Best  Nightspot Experience in  2014, CE LA VI is no doubt  known  as one of the  forerunners in the  Asian  nightlife scene.  Localand international A-Listers mingle with  the  party  faithful, while  signature parties of “Gatsby-esque magnificence” take the packed house  from  one high  point to the next.

In CE LA VI Hong  Kong,  state-of-the-art Lighting and  D&B  audio  technology makes  it one of the most  unique  OJ consoles  in Hong  Kong. The team  of resident DJs has been hailed  as one of the best OJ line-ups in Hong  Kong,  representing the  cream  of Locally based  talents such  as Yeodie, Samir, Bravo,  Mistrezz C and  Roy Malig.  Joining   them  is  CE LA  VI’s  international resident OJ Spin bad, a turntable pioneer who is the most  radio  syndicated OJ in the world and RussellPeter’s official tour  OJ. CE LA VI Club  Lounge  and SkyBar  will be open  daily  with  Live OJ selections  and exciting content such  the  iconic  Sunset  Sessions  and the  much-awaited Diamond  Life,  the  most rewarding  ladies’ night   in  the  city  which   gives  away  one  luxury  prize   to  a  lucky   lady  every Wednesday, starting with  diamond jewellery from Ryder Diamonds worth up to $15,000 [in the first week].

Kirk  Martin, Chief  Executive  Officer  of CE LA VI states: “CE LA VI aims  to  become  Hong  Kong ‘ s most  celebrated and sophisticated nightlife and dining  spot where guests  can come to escape from the gritty day to day world of Hong Kong.   Every aspect  of the venue has been designed  to provide Hong Kong with  a magicalworld to indulge in the pursuit of pleasure in ultimate style.




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