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A FARM – TO – FORK SYMPHONY

The Cove stands out as one of the rare restaurants that allows you to immerse yourself in the best immersive experience of Farm to Fork dining within the Capital City – Nairobi. Set in a lush green, sunken, multi-level garden with a soothing backdrop of a nearby waterfall, the restaurant environment is nothing short of enchanting. The Cove has masterfully blended nature and cuisine, creating a captivating garden oasis that welcomes you with open arms. Strolling through the picturesque garden paths, you'll be surrounded by a captivating assortment of flora, lending a serene ambiance to your dining experience. Here, the concept of "farm-to-table" takes on a whole new meaning.

 

The Cove bears the hallmark of reverence for nature's abundance and a commitment to sustainable practices. The Chefs with their culinary prowess, infuse The Cove's menu with creativity and flavor, guided by the principles of seasonality and locality. Each day begins with a ritual of harvesting ripe produce from the farm's garden, setting the stage for a menu that evolves with the changing seasons. The menu features dishes that are forward-thinking, showcasing the same care and attention to detail for vegetable inspired dishes as well as meat sourced from grass-fed beef, hydroponic- fed pork, and chicken.

 


Start your meal with an assortment of appetizers that reflect the vibrant local ingredients. An Amuse-Bouche is a delightful introduction to the farms bounty and is served from the vegetables in season. Some of the favorites include Bruschetta made with the aromatic Basil herbs foraged from the garden.  Soups may feature butternut squash topped with crispy leek and an elegant touch of nasturtium, an edible flower delivers both visual appeal and peppery flavor with different textures. Moving on to the main course, The Cove offers a range of options to cater to all palates.  For meat lovers, the "Hydroponic Fed Pork" is a showstopper. This succulent, hand-cut Sirloin steak is seasoned with a proprietary blend of spices and grilled to your preferred level of doneness. Served with a choice of sides, it's a carnivore's dream come true. Vegetarians will also find plenty to celebrate on the menu. The "Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad" is a flavorful, wholesome option that combines roasted seasonal vegetables with protein-rich quinoa and a refreshing citrus vinaigrette. "We believe in letting the ingredients speak for themselves. By honoring the natural beauty of the produce, we create dishes that are as nourishing for the soul as they are for the body,” remarks Chef Andrew.

 



The menu is punctuated with palette cleansing and amazingly delicious Sorbets made fresh on the farm, including Tree Tomato with its delicate blend of tanginess and refreshing coolness, sweeping away lingering flavors and preparing your taste buds for the next culinary adventure. The Cove also serves naughty and nice treats with Alcohol-infused sorbets such as the Old-Fashioned Whisky Sorbet. The dessert offers an array of Gelato made from the Farms own cows milk.

The culinary journey at The Cove extends beyond mere sustenance; it's a celebration of holistic wellness. In response to the growing demand for health-conscious options, The Cove introduces a new lineup of rejuvenating juices and smoothies that harness the power of farm-fresh ingredients. From revitalizing beetroot to creamy avocados, luscious strawberries to crisp cucumbers, each smoothie is a testament to the vibrant flavors of nature.

 



For those seeking a creamy and satisfying treat, their smoothies are blended to perfection using farm-fresh berries, ethically sourced fruits, and a medley of herbs such as mint and rosemary, ensuring a symphony of flavors in every glass. Additionally, they incorporate natural supplements like baobab powder, ginger, and turmeric, known for their antioxidant properties, to further enhance the wellness benefits of our beverages

 



Moreover, The Cove takes pride in its commitment to zero waste. Chef Andrew's culinary alchemy transforms surplus ingredients into delectable preserves, from zesty pesto to velvety tomato relish for wood-fired pizzas. Every element of the dining experience at The Cove is imbued with a sense of purpose, ensuring that no resource goes to waste.

 

But perhaps the most enchanting aspect of The Cove is not just the culinary journey but its commitment to sustainability and stewardship. The family are the vision bearers and have run the farm for over 25 years, starting with only one tree on the compound which is now an Urban Forest, teaming in a variety of indigenous trees.

 

Here, waste is not merely discarded; it is transformed into nourishment for the soil, completing the circle of life in a harmonious dance of give and take. Vegetable leftovers are fed to red wiggler worms, producing worm juice and vermijuice that enrich the crops as this acts as a foliar ensuring bountiful harvest of fruits and berries. The dairy from the farm's own cows is used to create creamy mozzarella cheese for wood-fired pizzas. The entire farm operates under organic practices, employing biodynamic techniques to nurture the soil and enhance crop quality. Seasonal crop rotation, companion planting, and cover crops enrich the land, laying the foundation for a thriving ecosystem that sustains both flora and fauna. Organic slurry produced as a biproduct of biogas is used to nourish the vegetables. The biogas reduces Methane produced into the atmosphere to create renewable energy for milk pasteurization, boiling water and for all farm employees to cook their meals.

 

Furthermore, The Cove serves as a hub for community engagement and education. Diners have the opportunity to do more than just savor exceptional food.  Through educational farm tours and culinary workshops, Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds of the farm and learn about the methods and practices used to cultivate the ingredients that grace their plates. To explore the intricacies of sustainable agriculture and culinary craftsmanship, The ethos extends beyond the dining table, inspiring individuals to embrace a more conscious approach to food consumption and environmental stewardship.

 

In a city teeming with dining options, The Cove stands out as a destination for those seeking a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Whether you're looking for a romantic evening for two, a celebratory gathering, or simply a memorable meal, The Cove promises to leave you impressed with its delectable cuisine, attentive service, and enchanting ambience. 

 

Your visit to The Cove is not just a meal; it's an experience that immerses you in nature's beauty, educates you about sustainable farming practices, and tantalizes your taste buds with culinary delights. It's a testament to the power of food to connect people with the land, the culture, and each other. Make your next dining experience an unforgettable one at The Cove where every visit is an opportunity to savor the extraordinary. Whether you're sipping wine under the stars, savoring a leisurely brunch with friends, or embarking on a culinary adventure, The Cove invites you to explore the world of flavors and experiences it has to offer.

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