The One With Cova Hong Kong – Disappointing Valentine’s Lunch

On retrospect, I should have known better than to have walk into an available restaurant at peak hour on Valentine’s Day. We were out shopping for the day, and I had always wanted to dine at the posh looking Cova Restaurant at Pacific Place. The running theme was lobster, and I thought it would be an apt thing to splurge on for Valentine’s Day.

Oh, how wrong I was.

Cova Hong Kong

The lunch started off with some traditional and classic Italian antipasti from buffet table. Pretty standard stuff, and I particularly liked the cold squid and mozzarella cheese. However the buffet line was quite sad looking, with many of the platters of food nearing empty. Since it was lunch time, one would expect the buffet counter to be filled promptly, no?

Cova Hong Kong

The biggest disappointment of the day was the baked live lobster with gratin mushroom, mornay sauce, ratatouille of seasonal vegetable, parsley potatoes. Sadly, the best thing about this sub-standard main was the potato.

Cova Hong Kong

The better half choosen the linguine and sea scallops, which was pretty decent, but not unlike what we could have easily whipped up at home.

All in all, a disappointing experience at Cova Hong Kong. I am not sure if I will be back.

EAT: Cova Hong Kong | Level 3, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway | 2918 9660

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