Five Crowns in CDM safely reopens and is also offering a few new summer selections to welcome guests back in for dining. Five Crowns has taken extra effort to ensure the safety of its diners at this time which we greatly appreciate. They even ordered the chicest plaid masks to match the server’s uniforms. Here is a sneak peek at their new summer dishes and a further look at the new safety guidelines being implemented.
Five Crowns in CDM Safely Reopens
Walking into Five Crowns, we were immediately greeted by the hostess. The entire staff, including the hostess, were wearing matching mask and gloves. The restaurant also provided us with disposable menus. The wine and drink menus have been removed to limit the amount of contact between customers and employees. Instead, there is a QR code on each menu that guests can scan to view the entire beverage menu.
Five Crowns Limiting Seating
Every other table was also blocked off in an effort to once again follow social distancing guidelines. This was extremely comforting to see since it can be difficult for restaurants to adapt to these new safety protocols. This is also why it is important to make a reservation now that Five Crowns is limiting their seating capacity. Luckily they have a good amount of seating and a beautiful outdoor patio as well.
To begin our visit, we decided to try the Pineapple Express ($15). This fruity and delicious drink consists of dulce resposado, cointreau, lime, and a fresh pineapple leaf as a garnish.
Five Crowns is also doing new Facebook Live videos and were shooting a video on how to make all of their new specialty cocktails during our visit.
I especially love their new Monarch cocktail made with Junipero Gin, raspberries, thyme syrup, lemon juice, and a spray of absynthe.
Five Crowns New Frito Misto
For an appetizer, we chose the new Summer Frito Misto. If you’re a seafood lover, the assortment of prawns, calamari, onion rings, shishito peppers, and calabrese chili aioli will become your favorite go-to dish. The tempura batter was the perfect level of crispness, and the aioli offer the perfect amount of spice.
Next, we enjoyed the summer Skillet Jidori Chicken as our entree. Sometimes, ordering a chicken entree can be boring but this dish was anything but. The deliciously seasoned chicken was served on a bed of pearl couscous, charred corn, and salsa verde, creating the perfect bite. The green and Mediterranean olives provided the perfect amount of salt in each bite.
Finally, I can never leave a restaurant without dessert. The seasonal dessert at Five Crowns was a creamy buttermilk panna cotta with fresh summer plums and an almond crumble. The crumble was especially delicious with unique hints of cardamon I spent several minutes trying to place my finger on. Drizzled on top was a delicious mulberry reduction that added the perfect amount of tartness to this new dessert. We’ve been told this dish may remain on the menu for another menu before it switches over.
With restaurants beginning to open back up, it may feel overwhelming to go into a busy restaurant. However, Five Crowns in CDM is practicing great safety protocols which allowed us to enjoy their food that much more.
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