Even though it may be located at Tatum and Shea, walking through the front doors of Kovo Modern Mediterranean will transport you to the island of Cyprus and with it, amazing dishes combining traditional tastes of the Mediterranean with a modern approach. And whether you enjoy dining in, or getting a meal to go, Kovo is a true gem, one well worth visiting.
Any good meal starts with a good drink, and you’re sure to find something to satisfy. With a full bar, there are a range of exquisite cocktails for every taste. Our personal favorites were the Mediterranean Sour and the New Old Fashioned. Both drinks added great twists on familiar drinks, making them both feel like something new and something extraordinary. There are plenty of other fabulous drinks choices, as well, and you’re sure to find a new favorite.
And then there’s the food, and wow, just wow. Everything we tried was simply fantastic. We started with the Grilled Octopus and the Grilled Halloumi Caprese. The octopus was cooked perfectly and served as an awesome introduction to the rest of the meal. The grilled halloumi caprese was next. Halloumi is a cheese associated with Cyprus that, due to the way it’s made, allows it to be grilled. And it was amazing. It’s worth a visit simply for this.
Then the real fun part, an amazing array of culinary cuisine. We went with the Lamb Chops, which were grilled to perfection and came with amazing lemon potatoes and seasonal vegetables. We also had the Mezze Signature Carved Meat Platter, with a steak kabob. Every type of meat (lamb and beef gyro, chicken gyro, homemade Greek sausage, and the steak kabob) was perfect. There was a ton of flavor in every bite. The meal came with fantastic tzatziki sauce, garlic fries and homemade pita bread. And it was all terrific.
With a full range of dishes, there’s something for everyone. With a wide range of choices, including traditional hummus, bruschetta, pizzas, salads, burgers and their house specialties, you’ll want to come back just to be able to try everything. And with a great happy hour served seven days a week, you’ll have plenty of reason to come back regularly.
And every good meal, of course, ends with a good dessert. And the Bougatsa may just be this writers new favorite dessert. Creamy Greek custard is wrapped in layers of buttery filo dough, topped with caramel, cinnamon and powdered sugar. And it’s just as good as it sounds. While there is enough to share, you may just want to save it for yourself. There are other dessert options, so all the more reason to visit again.
And with it being February, Kovo makes the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner destination. For $35 dollars per person, they are offering a three course meal. I highly suggest making plans to visit, whether for Valentine’s Day or just a night out, your meal is sure to be one you’ll remember.