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First established in 1817 in Milan, COVA Pasticceria – Confetteria has since expanded around the world, continuing to serve the best of Italy’s delicatessens. Ever since 190 years ago, COVA has been producing its exquisite cakes, pastries, chocolates and coffee, loyally following the original old recipes which have been handed down from generation to generation, and made with first-quality ingredients and the masterly skills of highly qualified craftsmen. Located in the upmarket retail mall Paragon, COVA offers an inviting haven for business meetings or social tête-à-têtes. Like its counterpart in the famous fashion street of Via Montenapoleone in Milan, the warm wood furnishing, chandeliers and paintings convey its original Italian heritage with a modern elegance in the heart of Orchard. "Cova", which opened in 1817 beside the famous "La Scala" theatre, was founded by Antonio Cova, a soldier under Napoleon who had first 'campaigned' as a pastry cook in the Galleria De Cristoforis." "A retreat for members of high-society whose elegant conversation played out to the accompaniment of wistful violins and velvety flutes, they sat around its tables savouring cocktails and debating the "making of Italy"." "Now an in-vogue venue combining art, work and pleasure in a warm, suffused atmosphere, a meeting place not only for the townspeople of Milan but also for an international clientele" "In 2007/2008, Cova received two important awards from Milan City Council and Lombardy Provincial Authority that attest to its ongoing efforts and significant contribution to the city economy."