Amani Wine Bar has been open for about 6 months now and I’ve been meaning to try it. A fellow foodie cravings facebook fan highly recommended the tapas which all sounded amazing so burger boy and I headed there a few Thursdays ago.
Amani Wine Bar instantly brought back memories of our trip to the states when we walked in, it reminded burger boy of New York and for me, The London Hotel in Los Angeles. I feel like I’ve been reminiscing a lot about our American honeymoon of late. I’m not sure if it’s because new dining experiences here in Perth are starting to reflect that of America or I just desperately want to go back (or both)
I loved the white & black checkered tiles, chilled out lounge music and couches…
The boutique beer, cider and wine list which I hear changes every month was brilliant. burger boy had a Two Brothers to start and I enjoyed a couple of glasses of the Tomfoolery Trouble and Strife Cabernet Franc Rosé.
The tapas really stood out! we tried the Scallops which were served with Pork, Mandarin and Radish ($12) and the Angus Sirloin ($15) before deciding whether we’d have dinner at Amani Wine Bar or just a taste and move on.
The scallops were succulent; pork was super tender and the mandarin was a perfect match to the savoury flavours. The Angus Sirloin was served medium and also beautifully tender. We were happy with the quality of the tapas and wanted more, so dinner it was at Amani Wine Bar.
Featured from left to right: Barramundi ($14); Freo Octopus, Chilli Pumpkin and Cacciatore ($15); and Duck Breast ($17)
burger boy polished off the octopus while I focused on the cacciatore; the Barramundi was fresh and soft; and the duck breast was tasty.
I loved the ambience, service was friendly, and the Amani Wine Bar staff knew their product. The tapas were impressive and the highlight of our evening. My only criticism is that service wasn’t as attentive as we would have liked especially as it was a fairly quiet Thursday night. We had to follow-up on my second glass of wine to ensure it was still coming and I took the bill to the counter after trying to gain the attention of the staff.
I will definitely be heading back to Amani Wine Bar. If you happen to check it out, try out the cheese fondue – we didn’t try it but it sounded great!