So, I’m a bit promiscuous when it comes to dining out. I’ll have a one night stand with a restaurant and never look back. Yeah, it’s rude, even a bit cruel, but there are other hot, new places to check out. There are some places I’ll come crawling back to, like a pathetic druggie looking for another hit. And it looks like hotchocolate is one of those places.
Our server was gracious the entire night, prompt with service and friendly the whole time. Her recommendations were spot on and the kitchen was on target because everything came out fan-freakin’-tastic.
The sweet potato soup was sweet and savory, perfect against the backdrop of cold weather. It was buttery, silky smooth with hints of smokiness and swirls of molasses for sweetness. And sweet potato gnocchi with pork cheeks was awesome. Pork cheeks were so flavorful and tender, pairing wonderfully with the al dente gnocchi; the sharp goat cheese added a nice edge to the dish.
But the real highlight was the dessert. Banana bread pudding with a milk chocolate center topped off with stout foam. Um…yummy!!! It was still hot, and the chocolate was so gooey. Definitely hit the spot.
During these tough economic times, a good meal at a great price is enough to make me forget money troubles for a little bit. This three course meal set my friend and I back $80. I will most definitely be returning. I want to try the Mexican hot chocolate damn it.