Cinco – Attracting your five senses! — Reviewed!

Newly opened Cinco, translates to 5 in Spanish, at The Mills, is a stylish resto-bar with tasteful, elegant, interiors. The seating areas are different as per the dining preferences — Contemporary, modern Patisserie, European-theme based open-air Al Fresco and voguish, vibrant pub.

Ample parking is available.

The menu is the blend of European and Indian cuisine which can be paired with unique cocktails and mocktails to elevate your spirits. With the limited choice for vegetarians in appetizers, I found Veg Chimichanga, Mezze Platter and Coin Paranthas quite interesting. Mains also have some eye-catching dishes like Fettucini in curried Coconut sauce, Wild Mushroom Tortellini, Vegetable Couscous with chickpea curry to name a few. We tried the following dishes....
  • Spicy Tomato Soup (3/5)
  • Fenugreek Salad (3.5/5)
  • Mezze Platter (4/5)
  • Mangalore Ghee Roast Mushrooms over Coin Parantha (4.5/5)
  • Cottage Cheese Rosttii with Caponata (4/5)
  • Raw Banana Croquettes (3/5)
  • Crispy Potato, Caramelized Onion and Feta Pizza (3/5)
  • Hazelnut Torte (4.5/5)
  • Black Sesame Cake with Lemon cream (4/5)
Monsoon days and soups are a perfect match made in heaven. We had Spicy Tomato Soup in two orders and surprisingly both tasted different with garlic overpowering in one. Mild spicy because of the bare minimum use of jalapenos. It was thick and creamy though. I wish the consistency of the taste remained the same.

Decent looking Fenugreek Salad was served next. It was power-packed with carrot ribbons, greens, coconut, and tamarind coulis. Overall a balanced salad but I would have preferred Quinoa Salad or House Salad over it.

A nice Mediterranean wholesome, colorful Mezze Platter with delicious, crispy falafel, soft and fresh pita bread, muhammara and pickled veggies. A fulfilling and scrumptious dish. Loved it.

One of my most favourite dishes of the meal was the Mangalore Ghee Roast Mushrooms over Coin Paranthas. First bite and the ghee and whole spices are quite evident. A bit spicy but totally worthy. Loved every bit of it. Highly Recommended!

We also tried Cottage Cheese Rosti with Caponata. Crispy, layered cottage cheese rosti was cooked beautifully and a vegetarian feast to be reckoned with. Crunchy crust, medium-spiced, sweet, savoury caponata (chopped, fried eggplant and veggies dish) and crispy leeks not only added the texture but elevated the taste. Must try!

Raw Banana Croquettes 
on the menu caught my attention. It is healthy, full of nutrition and satisfying savoury snack. Cylindrical-shaped tikkis were thickly crumb-coating minimizing the taste of banana. The crust was overpowering the filling however teaming it up with the chilli-vinegar gave it a nice taste.

Another unique dish from the menu was Crispy Potato, Caramelized Onion, and Feta Pizza. Least I would have imagined potato chips over a pizza! Thin-crust, wood-fired pizza was generously topped with cheese, caramalized onions and potato wafers. A good attempt there. The baking time differed with the other toppings and the wafers burnt at some places. I would rather suggest adding thinly sliced potatoes than wafers. But, kudos to the unique idea.

All is well that ends well. The Hazelnut Torte was pure bliss. Insanely buttery, chocolatey dessert with a rich caramel layer was soul-satisfying. If you love chocolate, this decadent torte is a must-order.

Black Sesame Cake was a surprise! The cake was soft, moist, nutty topped with a crispy sesame tuile and served with vanilla icecream. Very unique and delicious.

Overall, a nice place. Some teetering issues here and there on service because of the initial stage. I am sure it will improve with time. Cinco is also planning to start breakfast soon, which is a very smart move since currently, no one around is serving in that area. Wishing them all the success.

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