4The Hungry Bunny •
09 Mar 2012
For additional reviews of this place, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2011/03/cova-pasticceria-paragon.html
Although the array of pretty desserts and pastries is breathtaking, this charming tea-room-styled bistro serves more than just sweets. The quality of the Italian cuisine here, albeit with a limited menu, is almost faultless. Desserts here are admittedly pricey, so it's best to get the desserts after 8pm, as they go for half the price then. Much more worth it.
($16) starter of arugula and grilled prawns dressed with balsamic vinegar was fantastic. The bouncy plump prawns, coated with a smoky sweet glaze, harmonized brilliantly with the bitter crunchy arugula leaves
2) Merluzzo alla Piastra con Pomodori al Forno e Riduzione di Balsamico
($34) pan roasted cod with oven baked tomatoes and balsamic vinegar reduction. The fish was fresh, mild and creamy, topped with a generous sprinkling of ground pistachios for some crunch and a light nutty accent.
3) Risotto al Tartufo Nero
($30) black truffle risotto with porcini mushroom and veal jus - delicate and elegant.My only gripe is that the portion was too tiny for me
4) Dark & White Chocolate Cake
($8) - awesome. The dark chocolate, with its bittersweet overtones, married well with the rich milkyness of the white chocolate. A semi-tart blackberry, raspberry and strawberry provided a brilliant counterfoil to the rich, creamy dessert.