Sabrini's Café Bar, Princes Avenue, Hull
By Michelle Dee
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun but given half the chance so do Cilla and I.
We had a few hours to bask in the balmy June sun so we visited Sabrini's a
new eatery on the Princes Avenue strip.
Another one you cry but wait a moment and I will apprise you of the delights
this culinary exotica has for the Avenues rover.
Sabrini's is located in a revamped Nest Café with a new décor of orange,
green and yellow, much brighter than the dark rather dour leather bound aspect of its previous incarnation.
Sabrini's aims to satisfy its clientele serving up specialities like Enchiladas, Chimmichangas, Tacos, Burrittos, Jambalaya, Calamari.
Those of you with a bit of history in you will know that the building was once a butchery and those curious rails that used to allow hunks of meat to be traversed throughout freely, still run the length of the shop - possibly employed now for customers who try to run off without paying!
Specialities of a different kind are known to frequent Sabrini's and are to take
advantage of the open eight till late gratuity for a photo shoot rather soon...
Chef, marmalade sandwiches for five?
The new bright décor allows the sunshine in and invites daytime diners to sample the fine, freshly prepared cuisine from the Mediterranean to Mexico. I am assured the fajitas are to die for by visionary proprietor Tracy.
Sabrini's offers good disabled access, meat, vegan and vegetarian options.
When playing host to a party headed up by Mr Bruce Hitchcock, Sabrini's succeeded in catering for variety of foodie persuasions and dietary requirements, and the diners left that eve content and fulfilled.
High praise indeed when you consider that Hitchcock's restaurant has been something of a
holy grail for alternative dining in the city for many years.
Tracy openly acknowledges
the help and support Sabrini's has received from Hitchcock et al.
Having a little prior knowledge to what fare was on offer we chose a mixed platter of Koubbeh, Tabbouleh, Butter Bean and Carrots, two Greek potato salads, one with mixed herbs, the other with a delicious red peppery sauce, stuffed vine leaves (meat and vegetarian varieties) and Falafels, halved with a good scoop of sun dried tomato chutney. Oh and not to forget a fresh salad of rocket, red onion and fresh sliced tomatoes. That was the food.
To drink we took advantage of the, bring your own bottle option and plumped for a
Spanish Vina Albini Chardonnay Airen (half price right now at the Co-op only £3.75) conveniently situated a few yards up the street on the opposite side from Sabrinis.
Passers-by, friends, acquaintances commented on how inviting the food looked within its square dishes as we sat outside watching the world. They enquired as to the style, the origin, noticing the vibrant mix of Mediterranean and Greek fare. On sampling a morsel, they agreed that the various foods tasted just as good as they looked.
My particular favourites from our specially chosen selection were the falafels split with sun dried
tomatoes there were something rich and wholesome about them and the contrasting tomato tang made
them very more-ish.
We had a difference of opinion on the meat/veg stuffed vine leaves I preferred the fragrant veggie variety while Cilla devoured the meat and rice ones.
The couscous balls were bite size and worked beautifully as finger food - perfect for the children. But it was the citrus flavours of the butter beans in thick onion jus that won out; I tried dipping everything in that tangy orangey sauce.
Sabrini's currently offers take-away, delivery service, pre-booked parties and waitress service on the premises. However they are open to ideas about other catering ambitions.
In addition to the daytime and evening menus Sabrini's offers a range of homemade cakes,
baklava, Fairtrade coffee, fruit juices and soft drinks. Customers can also choose new and tempting dishes from a Specials menu updated on a daily basis.
There are also homemade desserts available on request, a mix and match sandwich service and Sabrini's assures its customers that all meats are halal.
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