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Having A Course Meal In Japan: Osteria Italiana COVA

Join me as I try out an amazing fusion of Japanese, Italian and French course meal!

Misho

Misho

Published on 11 Mar, 12:00

Today I would like to introduce to you this restaurant that I happen to chance upon one day and had fallen in love right away.

Osteria Italiana COVA is run by two brothers and COVA in Italian means cave. Let me assure you, it is a very cozy cave!

** Access: Located near Kikuna Station on both Tokyu Toyoko Line & JR Line, it has very convenient and easy access.

Entrance of COVA (a screenshot from their official homepage: https://osteria-cova.shopinfo.jp)
Entrance of COVA (a screenshot from their official homepage: https://osteria-cova.shopinfo.jp)

So today we decided to go for the COVA lunch (¥3500 per person). It consists of six dishes plus an assortment of tea or coffee to go with your dessert at the very end of the meal.

There are counter seats and table seats. We sat at the table seats. I'm sure if you sat at the counter, it would've been pretty exciting to watch the chef prepare your food.

I have completely forgotten to take a picture of the menu to tell you the exact name of the dish so please bear with me and my limited memory.

The first dish was sliced beef. A little tough but it was good. I love how the chef caters to our preferences as my friend don't take beef that is too rare.

First Dish
First Dish

Next up is a dish where you can choose from two choices. I picked the deer terrine (a traditional French cuisine which is similar to pâté) with two sauces. The white one is a yoghurt sauce and the red trail on the one on top is made of red wine.

Deer Terrine
Deer Terrine

My friend picked the fish. The fish was a better choice hand down.

It was an interesting combination of marinated raw fish and pineapples on top of cacao flavoured crepe with a puree of potato and Japanese ginger in it. The pineapples bits were refreshing and even had a little accent of black pepper in it.

Fantastic mix. It's like having the summer flavours bursting in your mouth. The fish wasn't fishy too.

Fish & Pineapples On Cacao Crepe Filled With Potato & Japanese Ginger Puree
Fish & Pineapples On Cacao Crepe Filled With Potato & Japanese Ginger Puree

All of us picked the same pasta for the next dish. This was beef and squash with their own homemade fettuccine in cream sauce.

Let me tell you, if you like cream-based pasta, this is probably going to be the best one ever. You should really try this one day. It is so good that you can't help but do a little dance the moment you take a bite. It is SO good. I promise you.

They will also provide you with a little block of bread, usually Focaccia which is also so good when eaten warm (and used to clean the plate because the sauce is THAT good).

Cream Sauce Beef + Squash Fettuccine
Cream Sauce Beef + Squash Fettuccine

Next up, there was a choice between pork and fish. All of us picked pork. The sweet potato at the side was grilled to perfection with the vegetable that I forgot the name.

The waitress explained to us every dish but I always end up forgetting. This pork was fantastic. You can smell the smoked flavours and it was so tender. It could almost melt in your mouth.

Pork With Sweet Potatoes
Pork With Sweet Potatoes

Next up was dessert. This was also really good. A perfect end to such a wonderful course meal. Vanilla ice-cream on top of tea flavoured mousse on top of apples boiled in powdered tea leaves with cookie bits for texture and caramel sauce dribbled over it.

This was fantastic, let me repeat this: fantastic. The combination was absolutely heavenly.

Vanilla Ice Cream on Tea Flavoured Mousse on Apples Boiled in Powdered Tea Leaves
Vanilla Ice Cream on Tea Flavoured Mousse on Apples Boiled in Powdered Tea Leaves

Last but not least, we were given a choice of coffee, Sencha (Japanese green tea), Oolong tea, and normal English tea. Sorry no pictures of the tea, but we had these two little desserts to go with our tea. The sweet-like package was their home-made caramel. It was milky and the sweetness was just nice.

Final Dessert
Final Dessert

This was such an amazing meal! If you are interested to try this out, please check out their website and make your reservations as they are completely reservations only.

The menu changes pretty often so what you will be eating might be different from what I did. It will be so worth it.

Till the next article~

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Misho

Misho

I love eating and traveling. Always in search for the next good place for food and beautiful views. Come join me on my adventures!

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