Cin Cin

Rating: A

I read about CinCin both in the Gluten Free guide my hotel gave me as well as in Delight Gluten Free Magazine. I went here for lunch, and I wish I could have tried more on the menu, but what I did try was delicious.

Tuscan white bean soup with broad beans, Tokyo turnip, savoy cabbage and stinging nettles

This was the first thing I tried. I imagined it being more of an Italian white bean stew, but it was still delicious. I didn’t like it as much as the eggplant, but it was pretty flavorful and warmed me up on a rainy and cold day.

buffalo mozzarella with baby kale and arugula salad, oven roasted eggplant stuffed with tomato and basil pesto 

This was so good that it deserved two pictures. The eggplant was baked to perfection (and I don’t even like eggplant) and the addition of pesto in the middle really made the dish. Also, who doesn’t love buffalo mozzarella?!!! Such a good combination and the addition of greens complemented the dish perfectly. I would absolutely get this again!

Half “margherita with mozzarella, tomato and young basil” and Half “wild and cultivated mushrooms, fennel salami and tomato”

Let me start with what i liked. The think the ingredients were of very high quality. All of the toppings were delicious. I loved how thin the crust was, but other than that, I didn’t really like the crust. I kind of wish I would have tried their pastas because I was a little disappointed with this. However, I liked that they did it on a separate piece of aluminum foil for me and I liked how thin the crust was because it enabled me to eat more. If I go back, I’m for sure getting a risotto and a pasta because they get great reviews.

Also, just on a side note, Ben, a manager there, was so helpful with both my wine selection and my gluten allergy in addition to telling me about Thierry (see Thierry post), which was kind of a disappointment, but at least I got to try it. Moral of the story: This is a quality restaurant with a lot of gluten free options (no GF menu though).