Rest : CPK
Meal : DinnerLoc : Phoenix Mills.
CPK is a weird one, i have had some atrocious meals there and have heard horror stories from others who have been there.
However their Phoenix outlet has usually been pretty decent with no trouble except for the Mexican fest which was quite badly managed. In any case, this was quite a meal as you shall read. Stunning even.
I am completely off cola and its only tonic or ginger ale for me now.
The Mediterranean Wonton Rolls, were demented. I mean seriously demented. They were gone in 60 seconds, filled with cheese (mozzarella i believe) and mushrooms, this thing had serious bite.
i like their tortilla soup, its not very hot but quite hearty. It could do with some beans ( like my chilli) and some more corn.
The Mediterranean Focaccia came with some lovely olive oil and a rock of parmesan and i must say this was terrific. The taste was just right, the salty parmesan drowning in the olive oil was something else. Again this was wolfed down quickly.
The Aglio Olgio was brilliant, served al dente, which i am not sure was a mistake or policy but we all were happy to not have it overdone. Bits of browned garlic, red peppers, all this was missing was a sprinkling of parmesan.
All in All it was a super impressive meal at CPK, i was not expecting it and it was quite a pleasant surprise. If this is what they are capable of, they really ought to keep it up coz its stellar.
On the service front, they are slow to get around, little things like serving water, waiting for ice with drinks, broken blenders etc can be off putting.
Food : 9/10
Service : 6/10
Damage : 1800 for 4 without drinks.