Framingham, MA - The MetroWest area frequently gets overlooked when it comes to local restaurant choices. That could change with C’Mondz, scheduled to open this Saturday in Framingham.

The restaurant—named after owner and head chef Christ Mondzali—will offer a range of both sit-down, take out and delivery specials in its small 20-seat establishment. And while Framingham has no small shortage of casual, quick service restaurants, what makes C’Mondz unique is the menu.

“It’s a fusion of five cuisines,” said Mondzali, who has spent 45 years living throughout Europe, Africa and the US. “We have American, French, Italian, vegan and Asian cuisine, with a combination of a little bit of all that in one place.”

The menu—which offers plenty of vegan options—promises such items as lamb chops a la Francaise, pan seared Branzino fish, a house charcuterie platter, Chicken coconut in a Thai curry sauce and of course, the ubiquitous French Onion soup. Hardly the options you’d expect to find at your average quick service restaurant.

“We wanted to bring our experience to this great community,” said Mondzali. “Because you have everything here. ... It’s kind of diverse, and we wanted to mingle in that diversity, and bring a portion of French traditional cuisine.”

Mondzali’s background is no less diverse; it includes time at Wellesley’s Alta Strada, Westwood’s Bonefish & Grill, the beloved La Voile on Newbury St, and most recently at the quick service vegan cafe CHLOE on Seaport Blvd.

“I really don’t have a favorite style… I would say the way I define myself is in ingredients, creating presentation. I’m mostly into flavor, color and presentation. I want to make the food look good, taste good, it’s clean, and the right ingredients. That’s what matters to me.”

C’Mondz is located at 795 Concord St in Framingham and is scheduled to open this Saturday, Aug. 11th. For more information, visit www.cmondzrestaurant.com or call (877) 331-5508