Where did we go?
Here's a small hint:
Yup. If you have gotten the hint (or if you recognise the display items), its The Black Sheep Cafe, hidden gem found at 35 Mayo Street.
Read about this place when doing some research over at HungryGoWhere and read that the reviews are generally good, so I decided to head down to take a look at what it can offer.
The interior décor is warm, cosy and filled with the homely touch. Being in the establishment actually makes time slow and an illusion of being taken back in time happens (with the ceiling fans adding on to the hypnotizing effect).
Of course, images of black sheep fill the walls of the restaurant, which adds to the cuteness factor while we were waiting for our meals to be served. The waiters are friendly and are attentive to the customers and did introduce the dishes well to us. Only thing that wasn't that great was the wait in between dishes - could have had a shorter gap in between.
What we ordered:
Caesar Salad with Garlic Prawns ($12.50)
Nicely done salad, not too heavy on taste and the dressing doesn't cover the entire dish, sealing in the freshness of the vegetables. The prawns bring out the additional crunch factor in this dish, making it one of the most memorable Caesar Salad I've ever had in my life.
Mushroom Soup ($6.50)
If you are looking for chunky mushroom bits to be in your soup, this soup has it all. Not too overpowering with cream, but not too smooth either. Didn't win much points here, but the croutons dip well with this soup.
Grilled Tenderloin ($32-38)
Meat done to perfection, soft and succulent. The mash was pretty weak though, not enough flavour to complete this dish. Nonetheless, this is a dish that wins in the meat department.
Duck Confit with Apple Roesti ($22.50)
The Duck Confit is very special. The skin grilled to crisp and the meat tender enough to be torn into thin shreds with just a turn of the fork. Very delicious and the meat just melts in your mouth. Worth a try if you are into a different kind of taste.
Flourless Chocolate Tart ($8)
Nothing too spectacular about this dish. Not much taste in their tart, and there isn't any chocolate oozing out from the center. For the price, its not worth it.
This place deserves a rating for:
Food: 7 / 10
Service: 7 / 10
Ambience: 7 / 10
Overall: 7 / 10
The Black Sheep Cafe is a place to go for a quiet meal during the evenings if you are going with your other half, but be sure to check if there's any corporate reservations on the night you intend to go. The establishment is quite spacious and the echo level of groups in there does spoil the ambience a little. Service is good and food is good. Worth making a trip down here to savour the dishes they have to offer.
You can find the cafe at:
35 Mayo Street (Off Little India)
or visit their website at The Black Sheep Cafe