Father’s Day Dinner @ Cova, Gardens

It’s Father’s Day today, the third Sunday of the month of June, and I wish all the fathers, acting fathers, married lesbians, and many other guys out there a happy Father’s Day..

Most people would bring their father out for dinner or some trip, so do I..I would say that Father’s Day or any other days are actually overrated and it’s just simply hypocrite if the children only appreciate their parents ONLY on that particular day..

But since my sis insisted on doing it, why not, since it’s not always we go out for some nice dinner..

I did it 2 days earlier because I want to avoid the crowds and all..So we had one on Friday at Gardens..

Initially we’ve planned to eat at Fong Lye but the place is packed and got a long queue, hence we headed to Cova..

Cova was quite empty and just the place that we wished for..Been there few months back and the food was great..

We took some time to figure out what we should order..

*My sis Yi Shan (L) and Yi Min*

So my sis got a Heavenly Chocolate and a Lychee Fizzy..

*My dad and I get a pint of Kilkenny each*

My dad and I got 1 pint of Kilkenny each plus another half pint..I didn’t find it especially good but not as bitter as Tiger or Carlsberg..

But the kick was quite some serious shit..After the one pint I actually felt it in my head..

*Braised Lamb Shank*

My dad ordered their Braised Lamb Shank and it was as good as the one I’ve tasted few months back, just that the pungent of the mutton is still there, not much improvement in that area..

*Carbonara Fettuccine and Chargrill Rib Eye*

Both my sisters ordered the Carbonara Fettuccine and Chargrill Rib Eye..The Carbonara Fettuccine was quite creamy and my sis couldn’t finish it so I gave her a helping mouth..

The ham was damn good, it goes very well with the cream and pasta..

The Rib Eye, my sis ordered medium well and it proved to be quite a wrong decision..The beef was a tad bit hard even though it’s medium..

The gravy actually compensated the the hardness and it tasted good nevertheless..Should’ve ordered medium rare..

*Seafood Spaghetti*

I got myself a Seafood Spaghetti, nothing especially to shout about but it’s good with a generous amount of cuttlefish and mussels, I suppose..

I had actually asked for the experimental spaghetti that I’d tried during my first visit, which I’ve called it Spaghetti Campur or something, but they don’t seem to have any new spaghetti in the menu..Bummer..

*A family photo*

After eating we actually chilled and relaxed at the place for more than half an hour..

They actually have singers on certain days so we just enjoyed to the music and a short escape from our stuffy home, no thanks to the hazy weather..

The bill came at about RM250 and I guess it’s quite a good deal for the food, considering we are not eating such food all the times..

And all of us were damn full..It was quite a dinner..

How’s your Father’s Day?

Cova @ Gardens

If you have know me long enough, you’ll know that I usually eat out before I go to shopping malls instead of eating in shopping malls..

The reason is simple..I would prefer nicer and cheaper food..If I’m eating in malls, most likely I’ll choose fast food over other restaurants or Japanese restaurant..

Firstly, I’m not a fan of raw Japanese sushi nor sashimi..Secondly, eating in other restaurants most likely are noodles or fried rice and such..

Of course, that led to my first ever eating session in Gardens, Midvalley Megamall, in Cova, a cafe cum lounge cum bistro..

If you didn’t know, Cova is situated at the bridge connecting Midvalley and Gardens, where Cova is on the Gardens’ side..

All photos credit to Ken, Chung Lern, and David..

*Cova in Gardens..A cafe, lounge, and bistro*

As you can see, the interior design and set up are pretty cozy and I like it very much..The tables and seats are not cramped up which gives diners a tad bit of privacy..

Cova is a restaurant where you can have almost everything, from local food to Western steaks to Italian and lots more which I don’t really know their origins..LOL..

*L>R – Cova Citrus Crush and Passionate Blue*

First up, we were served with drinks to clear our esophagus before we proceeded to stuff in all kind of food..

The Cova Citrus Crush, a favourite among the diners that night, a non-alcoholic drink with lemon and lime juice, and soda water..

As much as I wanted to like it but I have very very very (repeat 100 times) low tolerance on sourness..So, I guess it’s not my glass of drink wtf..

Passionate Blue, if you didn’t know, most blue color drinks are made with blue caracao..This blue caracao drink, is an alcoholic drink, with rum and pineapple..Somehow, it gives a different feeling when I drink it..

*L>R – Chocolate Crazy, Strawberry Surprize, Cova Evergreen*

Both Chocolate Crazy and Strawberry Surprize are non-alcoholic and they are normal smoothies..Of course, I love smoothies! Chocolate Crazy made me go crazy..

The Cova Evergreen, an alcoholic drink with Midori, soft liqueur made of melon, vodka, and Triple Sec..It’s a pretty good drink with slight taste of vodka, just like the color itself, I feel so green..

*Hot Mocha, Hot Latte, Heavenly Hot Chocolate*

If you are not in the mood for cold drinks, Heavenly Hot Chocolate is very good and I definitely love it a lot..Hell, I love chocolate drinks since I was a kid!

If you are a coffee-lover, Hot Mocha and Hot Latte are good to drink..Both are too bitter for my liking and my taste bud can’t really take it..So yeah..

Beverages are priced between RM6.50 to RM12.50, applies to Tea, Coffee, Smoothies, and Soft Drinks..Not quite sure bout the Cocktails..

*Soft Shell Crab Salad, Cova Nasi*

For starter, the Soft Shell Crab Salad would kill anyone with its creamy cilantro dressing, together some mixed greens and cucumber..How could you not love the soft shell crab?!?!

Next, Cova Nasi..No, it’s NOT nasi lemak..It’s ulam rice with the choice of beef rendang or dried chicken, salted egg, mango salad, and some veggies..

Well I don’t know bout the others but for me, the rice and beef rendang, mm-mmm~..It’s so, so, Asian! And I love Asian food, win hands down..

*Portobello Mushroom Salad, Barbeque Beef Ribs*

Portobello Mushroom Salad, another starter, is cooked with balsamic vinegar, grilled potatoes, and butter lettuce..Being a carnivor, I found myself quite fond of this salad especially the fried potatoes..It’s just lovely..

Barbeque Beef Rib, a new dish that is not in the menu at the time we ate it..Not quite sure bout now and god, it’s so nice that it’s finished in no time..It was everyone’s favourite!

It comes with tortilla chips, mashed potato, and tomato salsa..Yes, the mashed potato..You gotta love the chef’s mashed potato..It’s heavenly, kimochi-desu~!

Available Salads are priced between RM18.50 to RM27.50..

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