Celebrating Italy at CinCin, BKC | New Opening
Delicious food, accompanied with great wine and an ambience that pulses with the vibe of fresh energy, appreciation and casual chatter is what describe a perfect dinner out. Mumbai’s newest entrant to our growing cuisine world, CinCin at BKC, checks off most of what we’ve got on our list of must visits.
Buzzing with vibrant energy, next to their previous success stories of Nara Thai and Yauatcha in BKC, KA Hospitality has launched what promises to be the latest feather in their cap, CinCin. A homegrown restaurant armed with a menu that transports you straight to Italy, straddled with confidence that impresses and washes down well with the wooden, warm and fuzzy ambience. Divided into an al fresco seating and an indoor diner with an inside out bar connecting the two with the same amicable vibe, CinCin comforts you as a casual, well informed patron who is looking for nothing more than a great meal without the frills and flounces of a conventional dinner. With a long running community table that encourages banter and comradeship looking over the wine wall which is most inviting, CinCin assures you that you will not go home disappointed, whether alone or not.
Once you choose between the extensive small plates or the Chiccetti, ranging from fried olives stuffed with cheese and pepperoncini to the Salmon fume (you have over 30 to choose from), you know that CinCin has compelled you to visiting the regions of Venice, Rome and Amalfi, where hassle free Italian doesn’t fail to comfort you. Our recommendation would be the Salmon, which is beautifully accompanied with a spiced dill sauce. We made our way to the Burrata, which was a splendid blend of an Indian fromagerie cheese, capers, tomatoes, beets and arugula; another win for us. The Tre Gusti Granchio Bruschetta is crab in 3 ways of crusty bread, each one devoured before a blink of an eye lid.
The chiccettis can be accompanied with the house favorite wines, which are drank from stem-less glasses, again emphasizing that the place is about the food rather than the theatre that can arise from it. With over 38 wines on offer, CinCin allows you to select from the wine wall over a ‘Casual Tasting encounter’ to help you with your preference, making wine more approachable whilst adding variety to each course.
Moving on to the pizza, and sticking to our love for the conventional pepperoni, the wood-fired pizza was served. Though delicious, we hoped for a crust that would be slightly crispier. A must call for, however, is the Chitarra Al Granchio, which is a thick, rope- like pasta with crab meat and a white wine sauce. Woven in the kitchens of CinCin, the homemade pasta along with its flavored, textural sauce is something write home about. It can be slurped within minutes without the guilt of wanting to ask for more.
Like every Italian house-hold, the entire meal can be bidden a sweet farewell with a gorgeously moist tiramisu, fluffed with the flavor of coffee or the Cioccolato E Nocciola where a crunchy ganache is met with a silky mousse and fulfills a chocolate lover’s craving.
CinCin slides into the category of restaurants that live up to the caliber of expectation with ease. The fresh menu, with everything being made in-house adding to the excitement of it being homemade with local produce, the inviting cocktails and warmth of comforting Italian food has been missing from Mumbai for a while now and we couldn’t be happier to start our year on this happy, bubbly Italian note. From a casual dinner to a romantic date, the restaurant meets the need of what a good meal out comprises of.
Cin Cin is open from Monday to Sunday from 12 pm to 1 am, welcoming all patrons below the age of 18 until 8 pm only. We recommend that you do not wait too long and start mapping your way from the North to the South of Italy through the courses the menu provides.
Written by Sama Ankolkar.