*Notice: Cova has since been replaced by Starbucks.
Anyway, the two of us and WMW met up for dinner few days ago at Mid Valley. I managed to reach earlier than WMW and so we headed to Gardens while deciding whether we should do Fong Lye or Cova. But since WMW already been to Fong Lye twice, Nigel and I decided we should go for Cova. For your information, Cova is entirely a different restaurant and has no relation with the Spanish restaurant, Cava at Bangsar.
While they just go for plain water, I picked something fancy. The Mango Maze, RM 10.50 was quite good, (ice blended mango juice) the ice were finely shaved, although it did tastes a little artificial to me.
Both of them whipped up their cameras and ready for action but before that, we have to order first! And so for starters, we chose the Cova Platter, RM 23.50 (grilled items). There’s another dish with similar name (Cova Combo Platter), so don’t mix them up ya. Coincidentally, the platter came with 3 servings for 4 type of items. The beef rolls with enoki mushrooms were nicely cooked but lack of saltiness. That’s where the accompanied sauce come to the rescue. :p
I got WMW’s share of mussel since she’s not a fan of seafood (neither do I but mussel is still acceptable). The size of the mussels were quite big, fresh but a bit cold (probably because we spent too much time photographing them, haha).
As I expected, WMW ordered the Duck Confit Vermicelli, RM 28.50 (she’s been waiting for a chance to try it!) and she was not disappointed. I took a bite of the pasta, it was wonderful. However, it can be tad oily, so do request them to cut down on the oil a bit.
My Honey Grilled Chicken sandwich, RM 16.50 was pretty good too although I do expect that they honey grilled the chicken. It came with coleslaw, brown sauce and thick fries which caused Nigel went esctatic (no idea why, you gotta ask him, 🙂 ). The chicken strips were tender, moist and flavourful. Topped with some unsweetened honey spread, I enjoyed my meal to the very last except for some fries as I’m stuffed to the brim!
The dinner itself was more like a photography class as Nigel shared his knowledge on how to use the Nikon D80 which WMW just recently bought and some tips to take a good picture with our compact digital camera. It was quite fun actually but I don’t think I’ll get any DSLR anytime soon… there’s still plenty of things for me to learn with my Lumix!
Shall drop by again for the dessert as recommended by SC. The staff were friendly and attentive too. Plus, Cova is also one of the place in Gardens that open till midnight. By the way, did I mentioned that they have an al fresco area too?
Cova Bistro & Lounge (cafe. lounge. bistro)
Lot F-226B, Level 1,
The Gardens, Mid Valley
Tel: 03-2287 6260
Business Hours: Wed-Sat (10am – 12am) , Sun-Tues (10am – 11pm)
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