I first visited Cinnamon Fusion two years back, since then it has become my most frequented fine dining restaurant in the city. During the two years of its existence, many a restaurants have come and gone, but Cinnamon Fusion has succeeded in building a dedicated clientele who keep coming back for more. And there’s good reason for its popularity. CF offers elegant and spacious décor, good service, and food that’s prepared with love and care at a price that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
If you visit Cinnamon Fusion, you can either opt for the Set Menu or go a la carte. The set menu offers a 6-course meal including soup, salad, entrée, pizza, main course, and dessert. You get to choose your dish from the available two or three options for the soup, main course, and dessert. The set menu will set you back by Rs. 650 inclusive of taxes.
The set menu is very well crafted, keeps changing every few weeks, and will fill you up to the brim. However, I prefer to often opt for the a la carte, because Cinnamon Fusion has a few stunning dishes that I want to try again and again. If you’re heading to CF for the first time, the dishes I’d recommend are: French Onion Soup, Mutton Shikampuri, Reshmi Kebab, Butter Garlic Prawns, Cinmussu, and Choolava Lava. They definitely have a lot of other great dishes – including some really delicious meatballs, spaghetti, and lasagne – but the ones listed above are the must tries in my book. Cinnamon Fusion also serves thin crust pizza. However, baring the haleem pizza that I had last year, none of the other ones have been all that memorable.
Cinnamon Fusion also has live music on weekends, including blues, rock, and ghazals. So, if you enjoy pairing good food with a decent live performance, keep an eye on Cinnamon Fusion’s Facebook page for updates about special gigs. However, the quality can dip a bit during the peak hours. I did have an occasion when I was served burnt food, and on another couple of occasions I had to wait well beyond the normally expected 15-20 minutes for the food to arrive. Nevertheless, the management at Cinnamon Fusion is generally extremely customer friendly, and if you’re not happy with your food, let them know exactly what’s wrong with it. It’ll be replaced without a fuss.
Cinnamon Fusion is among the few places that loves to experiment with their food. Whether it’s the bewildering gastronomic surprise (dessert that looks like sunny-side up eggs), the gorgeous sugar web on its reshmi kebab, or the surprising haleem topping on its pizza, or the subtly tweaked lasagne, it’s very apparent that a lot of care is taken to ensure that food served here both looks and tastes great.