An invite from Peter Yew, the high powered fella who is in charge of most of the restaurants along Jln Bangkung, is always a welcome invite, for there is always a promise of good food, wine, and company, not necessarily in that order. And new menu launches are always exciting, although, truth be told, as I age, I am getting less adventurous, and am happy with half boiled eggs every morning.
We start with their signature red wine Sangria. I'm not a sangria fan, because I find the whole concoction too sweet. That's the God honest truth. We had a choice of red or white sangria. Unlike the normal stuff you see elsewhere with fruit floating around like flotsam and jetsom from a sunken vessel, this one didn't have any debris that might choke your vocal chords as you imbibe.
What the Cava management had done was, to get a guest chef from Spain, the very lovely Chef Maria Elena who spent three months training the chefs of Cava KL to produce authentic Spanish cuisine.
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Back to the dish at hand, thumbs up for this paella. Different from the usual ones, which are usually inundated with every imaginable seafood and meats. Again, the sheer minimalistic-ness of this dish really serves to help the eater focus on the flavours at hand.
The mains were paired with CVNE Monopole Viura 2011 (Rioja) White or Altanza Le Altanza Crianza 2009 (Rioja) Red. Riojas hail from the Alta Region in Spain, and are of higher quality than lower lying grapes. The whites taste much like the Sauvignon Blancs.
Cava Restaurant and Bar
71, Jalan Bangkung,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2093 6637
Mon – Sat: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am