Thursday 28 May 2015

[CLOSED] Kuvo – Ambrosia & Elixirs


Kuvo a lifestyle concept by The Connoisseur Concerto ('tcc') group. Tucked in the second floor or Orchard Shopping Centre, this previously unheard of establishment has been gaining positive reviews recently. It is so mysterious, you will hardly notice its existence unless someone told you about it. Which was the case for Little Devil and I.

Ambrosia II (Part of dining area)

Kuvo are separated into different sections. Ambrosia I & II are the main dining area. While Vine Lounge and Elixir Bar is the place for high tea and chill out, where you can check out what's happening down in Orchard Road. Kuvo cater for lunch, high tea, dinner, lounge and bar.

Vine Lounge

Elixir Bar

We went there for Afternoon Tea Buffet ($35++) It is a combination of English High Tea together with local flavours as well. From the buffet line, there are savoury pastries and spreads, Parma ham, cheese, local favourites such as beef rendang, ayam buah keluak, beef stew, daily soup and sweet pastries and shots. On top of the buffet line, they will also served you three tier of assorted “nibbles”.

Assorted Savoury Pastries, Nibbles, Spreads, Parma Ham and Cheese

While the ladies focus on the catching up and chatting, I proceed to dissect what are on offer here. Started with the soup of the day, Mushroom Soup. It was creamy, think and robust. There are some bits of blended mushrooms in it, so very acceptable.

Soup of the day - Mushroom soup

Next was of course the Parma Ham. One of our favourite item. Thinly shaved and goes well with everything and anything. The best part for LD, there was some gherkin and pickles for her enjoyment. Excellent.

Parma Ham, Gherkin, Pickles and Cheese

We then dig into the three tier high tea tapas / sandwich combination. Each of the items are in bite size, tasty and flavourful. The cherry mozzarella and smoked salmon canapés are delightful. The beet root rice paper roll has the raw earthy taste which not many people will like. While the prawns salad and fried wanton are fresh and crispy. Mini burger and mini ciabatta were delicious and the de-constructed otah in a jar gave it an Asian spicy lemak flavour.

 Three tier high tea tapas / sandwich combination
Deconstructed Otah, Fried Wanton & Parma Ham Canapes 

As there is a little bit of tummy space left, I decided to try their cooked food. Beef rendang, ayam buah keluak and beef stew. The meat of ayam buah keluak is a little harder compare to what I like. However the two beef dishes are just awesome and melts in your mouth.

Part of the Local Flavours
Beef Rendang, Ayam Buah Keluak & Beef Stew

For the finale, I went for their mini tarts, crème burlee and tiramisu. The mini tarts are thin and crumbly. My favourite is the chocolate mini tarts as the fillings are light, creamy but not too sweet. The crème burlee is good, but it can be better if the caramel thicker. The modern version of tiramisu are not to my liking.

Desserts: Raspberry Panna Cotta, Creme Burlee
Chocolate and Mixed Berries mini tarts

If you like what you eat, you can do some shopping from the mini gift shop on the way out. They also have selection of cakes in a whole or slices to take away. The service here is excellent and very professional. They are well dressed almost to the extend of fine dining service staff.

Shopping / Gift Area
Cakes (Whole and Slices),
Assorted Artisan Chocolates & Chocolate Bar

Overall, we really enjoy the Afternoon High Tea buffet here. We feels that during the high tea, their savoury dishes are better compare to their sweet dishes. The parma ham, beef dishes and three tier high tea small bites are the highlight of the meal. Definitely a place to go in Orchard Road. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 8/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9.5/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50; $51 - $80

321 Orchard Road
#02-01. Orchard Shopping Centre
Singapore 238866

T: +65 6733 8272
Sun – Thu: 12.00 – 01.00
Fri – Sat: 12.00 – 02.00

Afternoon Tea Buffet at $35++
Mon – Sun: 15.00 – 17.30

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