It is good to have local knowledge, we certainly would not have known about Mon Vinic without it.
Mon Vinic is more than just a stylish wine bar and restaurant. The emphasis here is firmly on the wine, which is selected via PC Tablet that breaks it down by Country, Grape and cost. For the techies out there the OS was Microsoft and it crashed while the waitress was showing us how to use it.
We went here at short notice, so did not manage to get a table in the restaurant. Instead with had Tapas in the bar area opposite the glass box that forms the not so private dinning area, so we were able to get a good feel for the place.
The Tapas selection is small, we ordered a selection of cheese and meat and some beautifully cooked cuttlefish crockets, accompanied by a glass of Au Bon Climat, Santa Maria Valley AVA, Pinot Noir 2004 and Aldonia, DOC Rioja. La Dama 2005.
We then ordered dessert, a mixed chocolate dish and a banana and coconut concoction (very pina colada), with a half glass of Emilio Lustau Pedro Ximenez (more than enough off this rich raisony sherry) and a glass of Bodegas Pedro Luis Martinez DO Jumilla. Monastrell Alceno, 2004
It’s so easy to visualize Nils and Frazer sitting in the glass box sipping fine wines, with Roz and Daphne sitting at the Bar chating up the waiters.
Next time we will plan ahead and get a table in the popular restaurant.
UPDATE 2020 – Closed