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[Shanghai] Yucca

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Add: 3/F, 26F Sinan Mansions, 45 Sinan Lu, near Fuxing Lu 思南路45弄26F号3楼, 近复兴路
Tel: 3368 9525
Hours: 6pm onwards
Price: [drinks] 65~70 RMB [bar Bites] 60~70 RMB
Visited: May 2011

Please note that this is an arranged tasting.

Exactly as the pictures depict, Yucca is anything but subtle. This small cocktail lounge is dramatic with color blocks, geometric mosaic floor, bar stools in fuchsia and bright yellow, candelabras, Catholic crucifixes, and the likes. The decor is an attraction in itself, and when paired with house special cocktails and bar bites, Yucca makes for an ideal spot for those looking for a theatrical night.

From Yucca’s tequila-focused cocktail list, I chose the house special Mexican Mule (65 RMB), a playful variation of the Moscow Mule made with Sauza blanco tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, passion fruit, NZ Manuka honey, cucumber, ginger beer.

Rich, the bartender, also fixed us a Kiwi Capriosa, a perfect summer drink.

Yucca also has a selection of bar bites. Guacamole Bandera (69 RMB), chunky avocado mixed with tomato, onion, Jalapeño chile, coriander and lime juice – a good choice.

Trufa y Queso Fontina (60 RMB), truffle and Fontina cheese quesadilla with arugula pistou.

Slightly intoxicated and thoroughly stuffed, I walked out of Yucca a happy person. Truth to told, I personally prefer a less dramatic decor, but for those looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, Yucca should be a destination.

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Written by sugarednspiced

May 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm