Last week when AhPheng was down for a visit and asked for something ‘western-ish’, Cava was suggested. I have always enjoyed the dining experience at Cava, the food is enjoyable, the service is good and the best is the environment, it’s cozy and not too much of a crowd - overall a good place for catching up and bual bual kosong ! ( and the other best part is the RM25 nett lunch promotion lah)
The Christmas mood was in the air as we stepped into Cava , Louis Armstrong was crooning Christmas carols, a lighted Christmas tree sparkling in one corner , if only it would snow…as Scrooge would say…Bahhh..Hamburg…
From their website it says : ‘ Cava takes after the name of the Spanish Denominación de Origen (the geographic origin of a wine) of Cava, where sparkling wine is produced in the similar method as Champagne. The menu takes on the influence of Catalonian style cuisine with hints of Greek and Mediterranean infusion and this combination creates familiar yet exotic mouth watering dishes. Cava also means “cellar” in Catalan and we specially cellar an extensive range of fine wines and champagnes with our wine partner Wine Cellar.’
We opted for the lunch promo- which means that we do not have to worry about what to order for drinks and dessert- and only make the decision for the main course, there was ( sorry, I forgot to count) maybe more than 6 items on the main course menu for the lunch promo . There is a wider variety if you wish to order ala carte, you can check out their website for some idea of the menu.
Virgin Mojito , a very refreshing drink- I do not know what it’s made of, maybe something something added with some club soda and lime ? topped with some chopped parsley. Nice..
We were also served toasted sliced baguette with minced olives ( complimentary) , I am not a big fan of olives, but this minced olive I like, I like ! We apply the olives generously on the baguette and left trails of bread crumbs and olive oil on the thick dark table cloth..hmm…didn’t know that bread crumbs show off so well in black.
The shelves are decked with wine bottles, which make pretty good deco, don’t you think ? Wonder is there any kopitiam out there decked with Milo tins or Susu Pekat Cap Teko tins ?
Ah Pheng ordered stewed beef, which came in thick black pepper gravy accompanied by French beans, carrots, cherry tomatoes and a glob of potato puree on the side. The beef was tender and well marinated. Thumbs up from AhPheng.
Chunny ordered baked penne with salmon ( or something to that effect), it was very creamy and cheesy, after several bites, Chunny got a bit ‘jelak’ of the strong creamy cheesy pasta and there was a happy person ( yours truly, who loves creamy cheesy pasta) who offered to swap our main course.
I ordered Saffron rice with chicken (or something to that effect), generous portions of chicken, vegetables and a ‘cube’ of saffron rice guarding at the corner. This was pretty good ( but I like creamy cheesy pasta a bit more), the sauce had an interesting taste, it was not spicy ( as in hot) but it was spicy ( as in spicy, lotsa spice kinda spicy)
Dessert of the day was cream caramel..hmm.. the texture was good- smooth and soft but it taste like it came out of a box..during previous visit, dessert was carrot cake with ice cream, which was very enjoyable..
Overall, an enjoyable meal. The guys in black ( the waiters are in full black attire) says that the menu are changed every 2 weeks….hey, more excuse to visit
There is a section ( can fit 2 table) where curtains can be drawn , if you wish to make it a private affair.
No 71, Jalan Bakung,
Tel : 2093 6637