Friday, December 23, 2011

OUTING: High Tea at COVA Pasticceria – Confetteria Singapore

Met up with Sam and Juliet one lovely Saturday afternoon to have girly chitchats over pretty cakes and aromatic teas. Before that, the 2 ladies had great fun with the Abercrombie & Fitch guys (Read Juliet's entry here!). Watching True Blood has reduced such carnal excitement to a mere 'Oh.' for me. Which is good, I suppose!

Juliet took us to COVA Pasticceria – Confetteria Singapore. It is located right at the end of Paragon Shopping Centre (Once you enter the building, just walk straight to the end!).

This Italian café was founded by Antonio Cova in 1817 and comes with quite a history. It was located beside the 'La Scala' theatre and was frequented by actors, writers, musicians, professors and public figures. However, these two buildings were damaged during the W.W.II 1943 bombings and the café was later reestablished in 1950.

Since then, Cova has left its mark in countries like Hong Kong, Japan, Shanghai and of course, Singapore. What stands out for this café is its impeccable hall-mark Italian service.

The place was beautifully decorated for Christmas and it was rather packed. Though we managed to get a table with little waiting, I think a reservation will be needed for any evening rendezvous.

There are 5 tea sets to pick from and each is accompanied with a pot of tea or coffee or a glass of fresh juice.

COVA Afternoon Tea
Classic ($18.00): Chef's selection of homemade finger sandwiches and open sandwiches.
Imperial ($20.00): Chef's selection of COVA pastries and cakes.
Royal ($22.00): Chef's selection of COVA pastries, finger sandwiches and open sandwiches.

COVA Light Sets
Sliced Cake Set ($14.00): Select your own sliced cake of the day.
Assorted Pastries Set ($14.00): Select your own 4 assorted mini pastries.

Selection of Coffees
Regular Coffee, Espresso, Double Espresso, Espresso Macchiato, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Caffe Latte, Hot Chocolate, Iced Coffee, Ice Chocolate

Selection of Teas
Cova Teas: Royal Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Ceylon Orange Pekoe, Assam, Christmas Imperial Scent 'o' Morocco, Cun Powder, Pai Mu Tan
Other Premium Teas: Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Japanese Green Tea, Tiramisu, Paradise Kiss, Pomegranate Ruby, Sencha Prugna

Selection of Juices
Bottled: Pink Guava, Pineapple, Cranberry, Lime
Freshly squeezed: Carrot, Celery, Watermelon, Green Apple, Starfruit, Orange

And here are my two lovely and very bubbly dates! Both of them believe in tilting heads slightly to the side when taking photos. I managed to snap one with Juliet not tilting her head and she looks just as sweet! :DDD

Sam and I are both envious of her pretty dimples! Man... Santa, I would like to have dimples this Christmas!!! Pretty please with sugar on top! And lots and lots of luscious, fresh cherries! And of course, your cookies and warm milk!

The three of us had the Royal COVA Afternoon Tea set. It would have been better for fussypot me to select my own cakes and pastries because I didn't like several items that came in my set. The cakes and sandwiches were fresh and delectable and my Lavender tea made a nice pairing with them.

COVA is a nice place to while a lazy afternoon away with your girlfriends. Thanks Juliet for taking us there! :D

LOOK AT THE SANTA!!! Hahaha! It's as if he slipped off the roof and landed right smack on his bum! OUCH!

And last but not least... Happy holidays to all my lovely readers!!! :DDD

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