Mukadam gets a taste of Sin, Mumbai’s latest happening bar
cum bistro cum cafe
without being ornate, the ambience of Sin combines the eloquence
of a bar, the eclectic cuisine of a bistro and the convenience
of a cafe. The aura inside is unique and a pleasant breakaway
from the customary dining arrangement that most restaurateurs
confine to. Utmost privacy has been provided to each table
without severing them with walls.
By day, Sin provides the ideal setting for a quick morning
stopover to the visitors at the US consulate that is located
bang opposite. You can take your pick out of an assortment
of sandwiches with some very alluring range of coffees made
with an explosive blend of dodamane coffee. The range, though
not exhaustive, is commendable, and if you feel indulgent
then go the whole hog and try out the signature Sinful
Coffee consisting of cold coffee, rum, cream de cacao
and cinnamon. Or simply linger over some fresh fruit juices
conjured up to appease the health conscious and connoisseur
the evening the coffee lounge gives way to a contemporary,
cool and mature ambience perfect for those pleasant and yet
intense over-lunch-or-dinner conversations. The menu comprises
an eclectic composition, a delectable selection of light grilled
Though the menu is self-explanatory, one can always take the
assistance of the staff who are friendly without being familiar.
I followed chef Sheldon Fernandess recommendation and
started with a mini meze with home style breads and hot stuffed
mushrooms with roast garlic sauce (a must-try). This was followed
by portions of crumb fried breast of chicken with mashed potatoes
and Teriaki glazed rockfish on a ginger scallion hash cake
and jalapeno tartare sauce. Die-hard fishetarian
that I am, I came back thoroughly satiated.
bar with its chilled elegance, offers a fine selection of
wines and cocktails while the rich desserts round off your
tryst with Sin.
An absolute recommendation is a taste of the in-house flavoured
teas. Though raspberry, fresh mint and peach are more commonly
asked for, try the hibiscus or the wild berry flavour for
a refreshingly different taste and feel.
All in all, kitsch and culture converges in Sin. A delicate
balance that encompasses the full spectrum of moods.