My Sins Bar & Restaurant, Cape Town
My Sins Bar & Restaurant, Wembley Square, Cape Town – 07/11/13
Recently having changed its name from Sinn’s to My Sins Bar and Restaurant, this trendy eatery exudes a trendy ambience that is certainly captivating.
On the evening of our review the restaurant was hosting a rather large birthday party, I was pleasantly surprised that the pressure of a sixty person party did very little to curtail the energy and efficiency of either the serving staff or the kitchen.
The star of the evening just had to be the enigmatic Manager, Khaya Mzobe, it was truly a delight to see how this gentleman perfectly managed the restaurant, a beaming smile on his face and totally under control.
The live piano and singer whom I imagine were there for the purposes of the birthday party, added to the relaxed and chilled environment, as did the magician Marcel Oudejans, who made his way around all the tables, amusing and amazing as he went.
For starter I selected the duck spring rolls on the menu at R68. Two crispy duck rolls served on a bed of black lentil dal and honey sauce.
I wasn’t convinced that the combination of the spring rolls and the lentils was going to work, but I have to say, it was a dish I would order again and again. The flavours and textures matched perfectly leading to a totally divine and absolutely delicious starter dish.
Wembley Square, specifically designed as a place to live, work and have fun in, has, in my mind anyway, struggled to attract people from outside of the complex. If my experience of last evening is anything to go by, it certainly seems that the word is finally getting out. It truly is a wonderful place with a varied selection of restaurants and eateries to suit all pockets.
After a degree of procrastination I opted for the linefish and chips for my main course, the linefish being Kingklip. On the menu at R75 and served in a spicy batter with crispy fries.
It seems to me that spiciness is an issue here in South Africa. I realise and appreciate that spicy for one person is too spicy for another and as my Kingklip batter had not even an affectation of spiciness, I fear that kitchens are erring on the side of caution much to my chagrin. If a patron does not like spiciness, then in my mind they should not order a dish that specifically describes itself as such. There were other Kingklip dishes on the menu that did not have the word spicy in their description, hence the perfect choice for the non-spice lovers.
The lack of spiciness aside, the battered Kingklip was perfectly cooked. Moist and succulent, it was a gorgeously cooked piece of fish.
For my dessert I immediately went for the decadent dessert medley, on the menu at R69 and comprised of chocolate mousse, crème brulee, ice cream, sorbet, cake and sliced fruit.
It was a dish that was nothing short of fantastic, it was amazing. The brulee was perfectly prepared, the ice cream was creamy and full of flavour and the chocolate mousse was wickedly decadent, rich and so chocolaty, I have most certainly had my chocolate fix for next couple of months.
My Sins Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for a chilled evening out, the service is excellent, the menu is a spectacular array of wonderful dishes and the vibe is wonderful. It certainly gets my recommendation and will most certainly be on my list of restaurants that I plan to return to.
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