What happens when five friends sharing the same passion, the passion for food, come together? You get a restaurant serving good continental food including Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican and much more.
C2, as they call it, is relatively small-sized, is diagonally opposite to Infinity mall and easily reachable. The neighborhood boasts of plenty of restaurants and you have to have your USP well defined and maintained to survive, let alone thrive.
Although it was Friday evening, only a couple of tables remained occupied during our entire visit. This can be easily attributed to lack of alcohol permit. But this very fact makes it a silent and peaceful place to spend some good time with friends and family over a meal.
C2 has a vast menu and options to choose from. The start of the dinner was nice with Veg. Manchow Soup having a right amount of spiciness. Just the way it should be.
In starters, the Veg. Seekh Kabab, made with minced vegetables, cheese and potato, was again satisfactory.
Mexican Pizza had a thin crust and the right amount of crispiness to it. A little more pizza sauce would have certainly enhanced its taste thought.
Onion Kulcha was something innovative. Pizza triangles like cutouts of Onion Kulcha pieces stuffed with cheese. A cheese burst variant of Onion Kulcha.
Next in the line of innovation was Pav-bhaji Fondue. Made with Pav-bhaji gravy and cheese mixed together to form a fondue served with bread pieces, cut parathas and vegetables sauteed in garlic. It had a well familiar cheese Pav-bhaji taste with little indispensable sweet taste may be because of the type of cheese or white wine used.
Although late but we went for mock-tails. Hazel Samrat, a combination of cream and Nutella was my selection but to my disappointment, it lacked any taste of the latter.
In the mains, we were served house specialty South Western Chipotle. A dish of rice with paneer marinated curd and cream gravy. This was again a fusion dish and less spicy because of use of Indian chilies than their Mexican counterpart.
In desserts, I rested my choice on Tiramisu and the chef also have us try Blueberry Cheesecake. This is where C2 strikes the chord.
The round shaped Blueberry cheesecake with blueberry compote was an instant hit amongst us. Tiramisu had the right balance of coffee, cream and chocolate which even some Italian fine dine restaurants fail to maintain. It was one of the best I have had lately.
Almost every food item will seesaw between average to above-average yet satisfactory when it comes to taste but scores considerably high on presentation and appeal.
Service has some scope of improvements. We experienced a few hiccups like some dishes arriving early and for some, we had to wait considerably. Errors and omissions in ordered items, mainly in drinks.
Recommendations: Tiramisu, Blueberry Cheesecake.
Would you like to recommend something we should try on our next visit to Countries Connection? Leave a comment below.
I was invited by Countries Connection for the food tasting session.