Two One Two All Day, Santacruz (W)

TWO ONE TWO ALL DAY

{This venue is now closed}

A few weeks ago, Two One Two All Day opened its doors. Located next to Mini Cooper showroom in Santacruz West, it is a beautiful space with a deli like feel. The dark wood furniture looks great and the concentric circle lights on the ceiling make beautiful patterns on each of the wine glasses placed on the tables. The visual is just stunning.

Every wine glass had a different pattern because of the lights
Every wine glass had a different pattern because of the lights

The menu is a typical deli menu and a little more – all day breakfast, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, mains and desserts. Currently they serve only wine and will soon start serving other alcoholic beverages once they attain their license. For now you can enjoy their delicious mocktails and wines.

Mocktails

I took a look at the menu and found many interesting dishes. We left it up to the chef to send us their house specialities.

Mushroom Soup

This is not just a soup. It is a soup taken to another level. The wild mushroom cappuccino is served in a shot glass with a foamy head. A light drizzle of truffle oil makes it absolutely fragrant and the garlic bread helps soak up all the flavours. Must try.

Mushroom Cappuccino Soup with Garlic Toast
Mushroom Cappuccino Soup with Garlic Toast

Balsamic Marinated Rocket Leaves Salad

I am a huge fan of balsamic and rocket so it was obvious I was attracted to this salad. I am not exaggerating when I say that this salad was one of the best salads I’ve eaten. The fresh rocket leaves are lightly dressed in balsamic. The addition of poached pear and roasted tomato added the sweetness to this salad. Cherry on top was the goat cheese crouton. All the flavours come together very well and I absolutely loved it.

Balsamic Marinated Rocket Salad
Balsamic Marinated Rocket Salad

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

This was a heartier salad compared to the previous one because it had rosemary potatoes and beautiful soft boiled eggs over the delicate tuna. The salad was very fresh and had a very clean flavour with hits of lemon dressing.

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Salad
Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Truffle Fries

Fries are something that we all order when in a group. It’s filling and great when combined with alcohol. What these guys did was make a humble plate of fries luxurious with truffle sauce. The sauce is beautiful and richly flavoured. The problem with this dish was that it got cold soon and eventually became too stodgy.

Truffle Fries
Truffle Fries

Baked Camembert “212 Classic”

When you have a large group and a whole lot of free flowing wine, this is the ideal dish to order. The beautiful baked camembert comes with a variety of breads and roast vegetables. I saw a table of 15 order at least 4 of these that night. Just like the truffle fries, it doesn’t taste good when cold.

Baked Camembert “212 Classic”
Baked Camembert “212 Classic”

Tenderloin Carpaccio

Once again the ingredients were really fresh and treated very well. The meat was moist and had great acidity to it. The little salad of rocket, mushrooms, and Parmesan shavings with a little drizzle of balsamic was a nice touch too.

Tenderloin Carpaccio
Tenderloin Carpaccio

Crab Farci

Another appetizer you must try. The crab shell is stuffed with crab meat, parmesan, cheddar and aged balsamic. Yes, you might think that the cheese might have been too heavy for the delicate crab meat. But to my surprise the proportion was just right. The flavours were light and a little squeeze of lime made it really zesty.

Crab Farci
Crab Farci

Porcini Mushroom Ravioli

Mostly I find ravioli too leathery but Two One Two did not disappoint me. The ravioli was stuffed generously with juicy porcini mushrooms. The walnut oil added a nutty flavour to them and the tomato concasse was tart and cut through the earthy mushroom flavour.

Porcini Mushroom Ravioli
Porcini Mushroom Ravioli

Angel Hair Aglio e Olio

When the chef told me that they make their own angel hair I was really excited to try it. To my disappointment, the dish lacked the slippery character of aglio e olio. The pasta was over cooked to the point that it was stuck together. A classic aglio e olio has just enough olive oil to coat the pasta properly and this lacked that. I think the problem lies in the fact that since this is fresh pasta, they need to dry it properly and cook it al dente. I hope they alter recipe soon.

Angel Hair Aglio e Olio
Angel Hair Aglio e Olio

Garlic and Chilly Rubbed Chicken

I loved the way this dish was presented. The iron platter looked great and the big juicy chicken breasts were perfectly cooked. The succulent meat can be dipped in the balsamic and pepper sauce served on the side. The roast potato salad is basically just potatoes roasted to perfection. The side salad and roast vegetables complete the dish. Try it!

Garlic and Chilly Rubbed Chicken
Garlic and Chilly Rubbed Chicken

Dinner at Two One Two All Day was a fantastic experience. The ingredients are fresh and they’ve prepared them in such a way that they shine. I wish they did something about their cooling system because the food gets cold really quickly. Dishes like the truffle fries and baked camembert taste terrible when cold.

I will definitely visit again to try the breakfast menu and the burgers. Angus burger with Canadian bacon, buttermilk pancakes, NY style hotdog – yes please!

Address:
Two One Two All Day,
Next to Mini Cooper Showroom,
Extension of Linking Road,
Santacruz (W), Mumbai.
Call: 02226615212
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