February 13, 2012
This plush cigar-&-wine lounge is attempting to attract well-heeled customers to Plaza Damansara, though business seems to be slow for now.
Spanish-style tapas form the foundation of Sevillas' menu _ enjoyably well-prepared recipes like salmon with Pernod dressing & lump fish caviar, served on toast.
Button mushrooms sauteed with garlic & oregano _ uncomplicated enough to whip up at home, but still worth ordering. Expressive of the earthiness that mushroom-lovers want.
Creamy-soft mozzarella & tomato puree bound in aubergines sliced almost fingernail-thin, then drizzled with an invigorating vinaigrette infused with basil.
Potatoes & onions in omelets. Prices are pretty reasonable; a meal here shouldn't cost more than one at, say, La Bodega.
Roasted almonds, coated with butterscotch sauce for a sugary stickiness.
Fried anchovies. Let's hope Sevillas expands its menu soon to include heavier Spanish dishes; true, Flamenco on this same street already serves paella, but we sure do relish our rice.
Cocktails, nearly intoxicating enough to fill our evening's quota: Galiano Hot Shot (galiano, coffee, cream) & El Diablo (tequila, lime juice, blackcurrent liquor, ginger ale).
Cuba Libre (rum, coke, lime) & Curacao Margarita (tequila, blue curacao, lime juice).
M Chapoutier Cotes du Roussilon Bila Haut & Coteaux du Tricastin La Ciboise.
Sevillas @ Plaza Damansara,
Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.