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SINGAPORE: COVA PASTICCERIA

17 Nov

My lovely cousin took me out for a posh afternoon tea at the beautiful Cova Pasticceria in Paragon mall. Originating in Milan, they specialise in afternoon tea type desserts and pastries, as well as drinks. The prices are pretty exorbitant IMHO, but I suppose we are in a luxury brand mall in the middle of Orchard Road, and the furnishings are so luxe. My peppermint tea (my favourite!) was around SG$7 which made my head feel a bit woozy when I was ordering it.. so I made sure I had them re-fill the pot 3 times (!!!) to get our money’s worth, hehe.

That said, their Lunch Set is actually a pretty good deal. That’s what my cousin had and the food was delicious. In particular the Gnocchi with blue cheese and basil – I’d go back for this dish alone! I thought the gnocchi was cooked beautifully and was a very simple dish yet stood out, thanks to the punch of blue cheese. I had the Peanut…… crumble-something – it was a slice of cake but wasn’t actually cake, kind of crispy (like rice bubbles) and also creamy (like mousse or fudge). I ADORED IT. Lovely rich flavours and wasn’t too heavy in the belly so eating the whole slice is no problem. I want to go back next time for another slice of this :)

Cova Pasticceria

Chilling out

My (expensive!) peppermint tea

The peanut thingy dessert that I had, which was AMAZING.

Platter of desserts (of your choice) that came with the lunch set.
That choc cake was luscious!!

Ohhhh YUM these are my fave!!!

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Posted by on 17 November 2010 (Wed) in Food, Holidays, Living in... Singapore, Uncategorized

 

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