You know how after you've worked one whole week, that by Friday evening all you want to do is to unwind with some wine and light bites and chat with friends about all the horrors and joys you've been through? Well that's how I feel sometimes. And now, with KUVO's "Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Unlimited" promotion ($78++ each) that's available every Friday and Saturday from 9pm to midnight I can do exactly just that! This is such a great deal and value for money for all that you're getting so head there this weekend or the next 3 to enjoy it, for promotion will only run from now till 31 May 2015.
KUVO, situated on the second floor of Orchard Shopping Centre (just beside Robert Timms at Somerset), is the perfect place to hide out in town for a quiet Friday night with friends.
The selection of ham and cheeses plus other delightful components makes the Deluxe Charcuterie & Cheese Platter a joy to have. There were cold cuts (Pork Salami and Prosciutto Ham). dried fruits, prune and apricot marmalade, toasted walnut and table wafers and not forgetting the Taleggio and Bleu de Bresse cheeses. Both were quite mild, to go with the wines and Friday.
We tried the 5 available wines that night.
Antica Fratta Brut: Sparkling, slightly dry. I am not a fan of sparkling wines, so I won't be able to comment much!
Then the Pierre Jean Colombard Chardonnay, which is really pleasant. It was a bit sweet like a Riesling, light and fruity. I enjoyed this.
The next is of Italian make - the J. Hofstätter Weißburgunder Pinot Bianco, which has a more alcoholic taste and is heavier than the Chardonnay. I preferred the previous one!
Then we moved on to the reds. There's the Pierre Jean 2013 Merlot, which is really sweet and cloying when you first taste it. After a while when it had time to breathe, I noticed that it got less sweet. So let this one rest a bit if you were to pick it!
The unanimous favourite of the night would be the Markowitsch 2012 Pinot Noir from Austria, with its very modernistic label. It was very well balanced - not too dry or heavy. Apparently this is best paired with the Super Peking Duck from Singapore! I could drink half a bottle of this easily. Good thing it is free flow...
My friend had a cocktail instead, and this came out. What an amazing creation! The ice around it stayed put for the entire drink duration too.
There's also the 'deconstructed snickers' dessert we shared. Again it was indulgent, sinful and perfect for a Friday evening with the girls. I do think KUVO's particularly gifted in the desserts and drinks section so order with confidence!
I honestly think this is one of the best ways to spend a Friday night out in town -- not shopping, but drinking and having good quality cheeses as time fly by! Definitely order the Markowitsch 2012 Pinot Noir and nom away at the charcuterie and cheese.
#02-01, 321 Orchard Road, Orchard Shopping Centre, Singapore 238866
Ambrosia: 12 noon–11pm daily, last order 10.30pm
Vine Lounge and Elixir Bar (Tapas & Wine): Sun-Thu & PH: 12noon – 1am, last order 12.30am
Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 12noon–2am, last order 1:30am
Elixir Bar (Cocktails): Sun-Thu & PH: 5pm–1am, Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 5pm–2am
Thanks to KUVO and Foodnews PR for the invite.