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.
Tel: 03-2095-5566