Terrace views of the Burj Khalifa to rival any venue in Dubai; being wowed by the emirate’s most dramatic infinity pool; deliciously sophisticated dishes and drinks served by proficient and friendly staff – this is quite the wishlist, but luckily it’s only a fraction of the charm, that comes as standard at Cé La Vi. The spectacular, panoramic view of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai is breathtaking. We’re here to celebrate six-years of moving to the UAE, so the magnificent view of Dubai’s crown jewel is the finest reminder of how much we’ve loved living here. Executive Chef Howard Ko comes out to personally deliver us our bread, and returns to bring out the starter dishes of crispy potato hash Okonomiyake-style and the brand new tuna tataki, served with frisée, pickled chilis, confit lemon, avocado mousse, jalapeño ponzu and coriander oil. Mains arrive and they’re as generous in size as they are delectable. We’ve opted for pasta: the hearty campanelle with lamb ragu and the lusciously creamy vegetarian option of Bucatini Cacio e Pepe, served with seaweed butter, black pepper, pecorino and nori bread crumbs. We’d saved room for the rich dark chocolate fondant with beetroot ice cream and the refreshing mango cheesecake – strikingly contrasting in taste but equally comforting. We stay to enjoy one final drink to soak up the backdrop – where the views themselves are a celebration of Dubai.
Find Cé La Vi at Level 54, Address Sky View Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Tower 2, Dubai, UAE. Call +971 (0)4 582 6111 for reservations or visit celavi.com