Hot House Cafe Summerlicious Menu – July 9, 2012

My BFF and I went to Hot House Cafe, to try out their $15 pre-fixed, Summerlicious lunch menu. It was a beautiful sunny day, so we decided to eat outside, on the patio under the shade of a big umbrella 🙂

We decided to start with the Louisiana Crab Cake with Chili Lime Aioli. The crab cake itself, was fried to a crispy golden brown. It was seasoned perfectly and tasted just like a good crab cake should – simply flavourful. The chili lime aioli was ok, but that’s only because, I’m not a particular fan of mayo-based dipping sauces. After taking the aioli off the shrimp chip, it was nummy, but when is it not right?  The mixed greens was a nice accompaniment to the crab cake as well.

For our main, we both decided to go with the  Grilled Cheese Supreme with Sweet Potato Fries. The sandwich consisted of  Gruyere, Aged Gouda and Fontina cheeses, Proscuitto di Parma, fresh tomato slices in between thick sourdough bread. The combination of the 3 cheeses culminated in ooey gooey goodness!! The proscuitto was too salty for my taste, and could’ve done without it really. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong, with tomato in a grilled cheese either. The sweet potato fries were surprisingly crispy!! It’s usually so hard to find them that crispy, as they tend to be soggy most of the time.

To end our meal we both decided on the White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie. I have to tell you, if you’re a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate, like I am – you will LOVE this pie!! The white chocolate was light, which is good, because I’m not that big on white chocolate. The peanut butter mousse was definitely the star of this dessert!! OMG…I could’ve had another piece it was so good!! I loved it so much, I ate the whole thing, instead of taking half home for my hubby LOL

Everything we ate was really good and om nomnom-worthy. The service on the other hand, not so much. It took them 3 different trips to finally bring me a completely clean cloth napkin 😦 Not sure where they get their napkins cleaned, but wherever it is, they need to change it. As it was lunch time, they did get quite busy, and seemed a bit under staffed. Not sure if that was a fluke or not though. I would recommend Hot House for their food, but not sure what your experience may be with the staff though!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

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