Friday, December 11, 2009

Cova Caffe Ristorante at Harbour City, Tsim Sha Sui

Cova is the name of antique patisserie in Milan, Italy -- it was founded in 1817 which is very famous on its fresh pastries, confectioneries, and cappuccino ... a kind of prestigious brand name for European Royal Families and aristocrats those day.

However, in year 1993, Cova expanded its branding into Hong Kong territory starting with Paticceria-Confetteria followed by Caffe Ristorante which still remain Italian delicacies and essence till now !!! In total, Cova has five restaurants and ten patisseries across Hong Kong the territory...

Here is what I about to say on 'Cova Caffe Ristorante' ... in Harbour City Branch

The dinner was said in normal menu ... however, the price has said as :
Antipasto HK$168 / Primo Piatto HK$188 / Secondo Piatto HK$228 / Antipasti Buffet HK$208

Table of Antipasti Buffet as shown below :

However, dinner price can be combined as ; Antipasto + Primo Piatto HK$218 / Antipasto + Secondo Piatto HK$268 / Antipasto + Speciale dello Chef HK$388

Before our dishes were served, the bread was served (variety to be selected) with a plate of Olive Oil

See sample of the set for Antipasto + Primo Piatto
Antipasto (TAGLIATA DI TONNO AL SESAME & MOSTARDA - Light seared tuna tagliata coated with saseme seed served with wild green salad & English whole grain mustard dressing) ... a thick of tuna meat which was cooked only the outside served with rocket salad and endives leave !!!

Primo Piatto FETTUCCINE AI PORCINI & MENTA - Fettuccine with fresh imported porcini, Orvieta & fresh mint ... a lot of porcini in ... able to detect as soon as it's placed on table including truffle oil which was very strong.

However, I was lucky enough to have this Chef's Special Dinner Menu -- made from Boston Lobster !!!

CREMA D'ARAGOSTA O ZUPPA DEL GIORNO (Lobster bisque or daily fresh homemade soup) -- in fact I had Lobster Bisque ... the taste & the aroma was so pure & natural ... naturally sweet from fresh lobster ... this is the way Italian delicacies can transform the US material to be !!!

LINGUINE CON ARAGOSTA, PORCINI & POMODORO (Linguine with Boston lobster & porcini in cherry tomato sauce) ... don't worry about we need to handle the lobster from it shell since it was put out to fried with the pasta sauce already. In fact, the hero of this dish is lobster which (in my opinion) it overwhelmed the cherry tomato sauce ... the sauce was also good !!!

Lastly, the order included also the tea or coffee ... Cova Coffee !!!

Lee Garden : shop G10, G/F, Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Ave., Causeway Bay Tel : 2907 3399
Pacific Place : level 3, Pacific Place, Causeway Bay Tel : 2198 9660
Harbour City : shop G220 G/F, Gateway Arcade, Tsimshatsui Tel : 2907 3882
Centro : shop 203, 2/F Alexandra House, Central Tel : 2522 1833
Festival Walk : shop LG 1- 11, Kowloon Tong Tel : 2265 8688
World Trade Centre : shop G011-012 G/F Causeway Bay Tel : 2895 1990