c.taste, Centro Capital, Abu Dhabi
You may recall I wrote a post a couple of months ago about Centro Al Manhal's Friday brunch : http://mitsukiemma.blogspot.ae/2014/02/c-taste-centro-al-manhal-abu-dhabi.html. On this ocassion, I had the chance to visit c.taste at its sister hotel at the Capital Gate Centre. For those who are wondering 'Capital Gate Centre?' It is in the ADNEC area.
|Lovely views from the roof top swimming pool area. .|
c.taste, based on my dining experience at their Airport road hotel, has a simple concept: good food and drinks at at a fraction of the cost you would pay at higher end restaurants. It is no different here.
This c.taste restaurant itself continues the art motif started in the lobby, with oversized abstract pieces which are visible in the dining area. Very large mirrors too are smartly used to create a sense of space. I liked this. When one has booth style seating, how much fun is it staring at a wall? Finally, the wooden floors are modern yet quaint. Loved it.
|Very spacious seating.|
|Classic Arabic mezze on offer.|
|Salads a plenty at the salad bar.|
|The concept of simplicity does not detract from the overall experience. It enhances it.|
Anything to reconsider? I think they could look at the wine list and pricing. I find that the wine list is a bit too ambitious, and rather than have a list of so many expensive wines, they could focus on a few and make sure that everything listed on the list is then available. Two of my choices were not available. Also, the prices are a bit steep in relation to the meal. How many guests are going to buy a glass of wine (I think the cheapest available was 45Dhs) that is half the price of the meal? I recommend a few wines that could go for about 25 - 35 Dhs. There are some lovely Chilean wines out there. In fact, Wolfblass, an Australian wine, is a decent wine at that price. Other than this, though, it was a perfect evening.
|Part of the dessert station. Enjoyable!|
To sum up, as was the case with my previous Centro c.taste experience, I enjoyed this. What I liked over and above the service, great value for money and food, was that this c.taste has a different character to the c.taste on Airport road. This makes it possible to visit both without feeling they are mere copies of each other. What is that? Well, you would have to find out.
The low down
Breakfast 75 Dhs net (incl soft drinks)
Lunch and Dinner 95 Dhs net (incl soft drinks)
Soup and salad buffet 65 Dhs net