Savva opened just a few months ago in Dhaka however, they managed to make a place for themselves in the food scene due to their unique menu and rooftop location overlooking much of Gulshan and Banani from their location in Road 49, Gulshan-2. With a chef who has worked at Michelin Star restaurants, Savva ensures that both your food and experience at Savva are worth remembering.
The interior was kept very aesthetic and minimalist. From their walls to their lights, all were made keeping the environmental safety in mind. The wall to floor glasses excited me as the natural lighting makes their space perfect for #instaworthy shots with panorami views of Dhaka city in the background! After browsing through their carefully curated menu I was ready to place my order.
My orders included Beef Fillet Tatakai, Vegetarian Flatbread, Seared Norwegian Salmon Pave, and a Sticky Toffee Pudding and honestly, I wasn’t prepared for what I was about to experience. The Beef Fillet Tatakai was a beautiful sight to behold. The drops of Pumpkin and Wasabi Puree made the overall dish a vibrant one. The lean cut beef were melting in my mouth and required minimal chewing. The onion salsa and Ponzu (citrus based sauce) complimented the dish really well. The flavors were clean and light leaving us satisfied yet hungry for more food. When the Vegetarian Flatbread arrived, I squeaked with joy as I love the combination of Feta and Rocket leaf. The sweetness from the colorful bell peppers, the nuttiness from the rocket leaf, and the saltiness from the feta cheese come together in the best possible way in this dish!
The main was a Norwegian Salmon placed upon potato puree. While the fish’s skin had a nice crisp to it, I felt that it lacked seasoning and was a tad bit overcooked. Even after I had added some salt and pepper, the dryness upset me.
Lastly arrived the Toffee Sticky Pudding, this dessert deserves a café on its own because of how good it tasted. With the chilliness of Dhaka winter, this warm and well balanced dessert really wooed me. The Toffee sauce had subtle hints of spices that balanced well with the sweetness. The Pistachio ice-cream was made in house and you could tell how fresh the ingredients used were. All the elements tied well together making the ending of our experience of Savva a wonderful one.
A lot of people have been complaining about their high price point in comparison to the portions served. I felt that the portions were actually enough to be shared by two at least for the dishes that I tried. Other than that, the ambiance you get here is ideal for cozy family/friend gatherings or romantic dates. They had me at their Flatbread so I will definitely be coming back again for more.