Cin Cin is a neighborhood wine bar and restaurant focusing on local sustainable, organic and biodynamically produced ingredients. Dishes will be served "family-style". The owners are *Don Durante and Lisa Rhorer.
The restaurant is located on Village Lane which is the little street that runs behind Pedro's (and right up the street from Manresa).
Locals report they have a lively happy hour, high quality drinks, great service, fun atmosphere.
*For those who may remember, Don Durante and his wife were the owners of Le Mouton Noir in Saratoga. My personal favorite French restaurant in the 80's with exceptional food and service. Sadly the restaurant is gone.
The images below show left to right: Charcuterie Plate, Deviled Eggs, Steamed Pork Buns and Bacon Wrapped Dates.
Their happy hour runs Monday - Saturday, 4-6pm. We love the mushroom empanadas and they have a salad dusted with porcini powder that's fabulous! You can see lots of examples of their happy hour foods below.
Cin Cin has done a little update to their interior. The seating in the wine bar area has been given a face lift, new table settings and they're in the process of replacing the outside awning. The Happy Hour menu has a few new additions including a full-size burger. If you haven't been in for awhile now is a good time to check them out.
As we walked downtown this weekend we see that the Pastaria staff is making progress on their new location. Tables are in and it appears wine (and perhaps food) is being tested out. Please note the current location on Main Street is still open for now.
I have a feeling it will be a packed-house once they open. The new restaurant will be located at 27 N Santa Cruz Ave (previously OPA).