Michelle (http://icefrostdiary.com/) was kind enough to bring me along for this food tasting event at Covelli: Italian Bistro and Wine Bar. We were there for their Hi Tea Treats set which comes with the Chef's choice of savoury and sweet delights plus your choice of tea. And the set only costs $9.90! Isn't that a great deal?
Covelli's Wine Bar:
Just beside Covelli was ESYE, a ladies fashion boutique, also owned by the ESYE group which opened Covelli.
For High Tea, you can have your choice of tea from this menu (click for larger image):
I chose a white tea, Bai Mu Dan White Symphony, because I've never tried white tea before. Whereas black tea and green tea, I drink regularly at home. Their teapot is so cute, with the rose on the cover.
Bai Mu Dan White Symphony, tasted kinda like Chinese Tea. It was very mild and soothing, and I quite liked it.
Apart from Bai Mu Dan White Symphony, I also tried a couple other teas that they offer
Dakota Sunrise was a fruity option. A much milder fruity taste as compared to another tea they offer, Grandma's Garden. One of my favourites among those I've tried.
Dakota Sunset was one of the tea choices which my friends and I really wanted to try. Because it has CHOCOLATE in it. Like real chocolate pieces. With tea? I've never tried that before. So that was really interesting. Unfortunately, I didn't like it. Somehow when the chocolate melted in the tea, there wasn't much chocolate flavour left, but just left the tea tasting kind rich? and murky? To me, tea is supposed to be soothing and calming, so I didn;t enjoy this at all. Couldn't even finish my cup.
Grandma's Garden was Michelle's choice of tea. And when the tea was served, we could all smell the fruity berry smells coming from her pot. Smelled really really good, and according to her, the tea tasted a little sweet and most of the fruitiness are just the smells and can't be tasted in the tea.
Victorian Rose Tea was a black tea with rose petals. Simple rose tea. I might order this if I go down for high tea again. Just something about nice and simple rose tea that appeals to me.
Lord William's Promise, you can really smell the spearmint in the tea.
Their Chocolate cake's texture was more similar to a brownie, very rich, very chocolate-y.
Their peanut butter pie was one of my faves I think. Just pure peanut butter indulgence.
Wildberries Cake was a much sweeter choice. Though their cake didn't have much flavour, the cream on the top was really yummy.
This was the cake that surprised me. We all thought it was a pumpkin cake of sorts. But it was actually carrot cake with cinnamon. I'm totally not a carrot cake person, but I did enjoy eating this. Try it if you get a chance.
For the savoury, there was the Duck Bruschetta. Yum-my! The duck breast was really tender. Yumm.
And the Tomato Bruschetta with the herb pesto. I'm a huge fan of herb pestos. Yup, anything herbs I love. And this was delicious! I'm thinking of recreating it myself at home. Shall see how that goes.
Had a really lovely meal there. And on the way out, I was browsing through their menu when I saw their list of risottos!
I want to try their mushroom risotto! When I saw the magic word 'Porcini', I was suckered in. Now I just have to find the time to make it down again.
Covelli Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
181 Orchard Road, #B2-13/22,
Orchard Central, Singapore 198785
6238 6400 / 8181 8023
My outfit of the day for the event (not the best photo, but oh well. that was the only full length mirror I came across, that I remembered to take a photo haha):
Top: H&M | Jeans: Zara | Belt: Massimo Dutti | Shoes: LoveBonito | Bag: Loewe | Toes Nail Polish: Orly Glowstick