Tuesday, 18 December 2012

More Kopapa (cocktail time!)

I've reviewed Kopapa before, but I came back the other week for some pre-Christmas party drinks (because that's always a good idea...) and the food and cocktails were so great that I feel obliged to spread the word again!

In addition to copious amounts of wine, and a few choice beverages from the very festive cocktail list (which features such delights as Christmas pudding martinis and hot buttered rum shots ), we sensibly ordered a few small plates to share.

The burrata mozarella (served with black vinegar dates, mint and roast beetroot) was mind-blowingly good. Creamier and slightly richer than mozarella, burrata is always one of my favourite starters, but I can safely say this was one of the best I've had. Drizzled in a fantastic slightly sweet dressing and garnished with fresh mint and black vinegar dates, I would have been happy to have a plate to myself...

We also ordered some more 'traditional' bar snacks in the form of chips and calamari. The latter were particularly good: beautifully seasoned with sesame and a hint of chilli, they were delicious with a squeeze of lime and a dunking in the excellent sumac mayonnaise dip.

My orchard bellini - while not as christmassy as some of the other cocktails on offer - was lovely. A delectable combination of poire william, fresh apple and Zubrowka vodka, with a hint of vanilla, was topped with prosecco and decorated with a fan of finely sliced apple (as an added bonus, it is listed under brunchy cocktails - making it perfectly reasonable to drink this before noon!)

That's all for now - although I'm sure I'll be back again! And if you have time in the next week or two, I'd definitely recommend checking out the festive cocktail list below.

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