CVCHE Harnessing the Power of Food


Just sometimes, it takes a little something extra to get in the mood. We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales about aphrodisiacs. Food and drink so laced with certain properties that they – apparently – are guaranteed to rev our engines. Oysters are among the most legendary; packed with more zinc than an Aussie lifeguard, these tiny shellfish have been throwing testosterone levels - and sex drive - into high gear for centuries. Of course, for real results, match these mood-inducing molluscs with other amorous ingredients – wine for inhibition relaxation, chocolate for increased blood circulation, and salmon, whose fatty acids maintain high hormone production – and you have the culinary dream team for orgasm induction.

The next time you want to test the power of these culinary gems, your date-night stop should be CVCHE, the new oyster, seafood and wine bar on Wyndham Street. Executive chef Jeffrey LeBon, formerly of DotCod, issues commands in the open kitchen, which dishes out fresh ceviche, chilled raw oysters, and seafood-heavy mains, all of which is served in an elegant, intimate space of white linens and mid-toned woods. Start with the Mexican ceviche of salmon, tuna and red snapper, which is served with pineapple, avocado and crisp tortilla chips; and a platter of freshly shucked oysters served with a cucumber-chive vinaigrette and a piquant cocktail sauce. Move on to the Boston lobster linguine, and don’t miss the moreish crispy soft shell crabs with dressed vine ripened tomatoes. The sumptuous seafood is paired with a well-curated wine list featuring vintage, non-vintage, and reserve top drops: think Robert Mondavi, Torbrek, Ayala, Bollinger, and Chateau Latour.

For the next time she has a ‘headache’.

2nd Floor, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central
2810 9881


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