Tzin Wine & Tapas
August 16, 2015
Back in the winter, I had a little “wine and dine” phase. One of the places I went to was Tzin Wine & Tapas on 104 street. It’s a very tiny restaurant, trust me when I say tiny, there’s seating for around 30 people? Reservations are definitely recommended. The interior is dark and cozy with swanky touches. Our table had comfortable decorative pillows to lean on. Although there was a small amount of seating, I didn’t feel like the space was too tight. We were seated facing the open kitchen so we could see our food come to life. The menu is tapas only so I recommend going here with a few people. Pricing is not over the top. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable on the menu.
Veuve Cliquot Brut $12.75 (1/2 glass)
I hardly ever drink alcohol when I go for dinner but since Tzin is a winebar, a glass was a must. I was in the mood for something light and fruity that night. Our waiter brought me a glass of veuve cliquot, a French champagne. I enjoyed it a lot. It was excellent when paired with the tapas. The pale champagne had crisp fruity aromas and was very light.
Patatas Bravas $14.50
While my friend and I were waiting for the others to arrive, we shared an order of patatas brava. We intended on having only a bit then saving the rest but ended up devouring the whole thing from hunger. Small diced up roasted potatoes and vegetables were combined in a house made tangy sauce. Nothing out of the ordinary, though. As much as I love potatoes, I wouldn’t order this again.
Grilled Chorizo Sausage $15
I really enjoyed this! The sausage was tender and mildly spicy. It was accompanied with fresh slices of baguette and three different sauces; mustard aioli, red onion, and marmalade. The aioli was definitely a favorite at our table.
Who seriously doesn’t love bacon? I think I fell in love with it even more after having this item. The thick cut bacon was meaty and not fatty at all. It was paired with toasted pieces of crostini, apple mayonnaise, and maple balsamic apple compote. Look at how beautiful the presentation was!
Lamb Merguez Meatballs $17
Our last dish consisted of lamb meatballs made with ground lamb and house made merguez spice in harissa tomato sauce. The sauce was on the hotter side. I personally am not a fan of lamb but if you are then this dish should be taken into consideration. It had the right amount of spices to throw the whole dish together.
I recommend stopping by Tzin if you’re in the mood for some small bites and wine. You might not leave on a full stomach but it certainly is a different food experience.
Address: 10115 104 Street