Bacon does make everything tastes better. It was the meaty smoky brininess of the real porky kind that got us hooked after the first forkful of Carbonara Dcova (RM20.90+). Lightly tossed in lush white sauce and surrounded by juicy strips of cooked bacon, this house pasta proves to be a real gem of a find on our maiden visit to DCOVA.
Coffee enthusiasts will find DCOVA serves the requisite java brews expected of it. Since we prefer a milder coffee based drink, the signature Freddo (RM13.25+) imparts well-balanced astringency and a nice creamy finish.
Fine tea infusions by the exclusive Tea Leaves from Singapore (they also supply to the posh Four Seasons hotel group) are given equal importance here. At Lean Hooi's recommendation, we complement our meal with Shanghai Rose (RM17.80+), a splendid black tea with smoky sweet rose notes. Sliced lemon is served on the side should you wish to infuse the tea with refreshing citrusy tang.
Herbal and citrus nuances are discernible upon us sampling the Lemon Verbena infusion. This beverage goes well with the heavier pasta dishes; perfect as a palate-cleanser. Not into caffeinated drinks? Then Summer Strawberry (RM14.30+), a berry refreshing thirst-quencher is your drink of choice.
For reservations, call DCOVA, tel: 04-261 3121. Address: Logan Heritage No. 4, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, Penang.