|Executive Chef Hans Pinto and I meet at last|
Chocolate souffle is a notriously tempermental dish to make and despite our research, there appeared to be only one restaurant in Edmonton that even had this item listed on their dessert menu. Other Edmonton restaurants utilized the word souffle incorrectly, likely to add pizzaz dessert titles, and used the world to refer to denser, more cake like items such as chocolate lava cakes.
|Baked Potato Spring Rolls|
|Hilariously large steak knife, tempting to use on the humans|
|Rack of lamb|
The special that evening was an 8 oz ribeye stuffed with lobster, accompanied with season vegetables. Since it was the male humans birthday, I refrained from using the hilariously large steak knife that was provided to him for his meal, on him. He informed me that the steak was soft, tender, and worked well with the lobster filling. The accompanying mushrooms were moist and bursting with flavor.
After our entrees, a nervous Chef Hans Pinto came by our table to let us know he had put the souffles in the oven and set the timer for 11 minutes, so we should be prepared as he would be dashing out into the dining room with them as soon as they were done (out of the way kiddies!). Unfortunately, the souffle did not work out as the oven was out about 10 degrees and was ultimately punished by having a timer thrown into it (RIP Timer).
|Cherry Cola Float and Key Lime Pie|
The only downside to our dinner, other than the lack of souffle that we had been excitedly anticipating for weeks was the loud and rambunctious dining room that evening. Century Grill has a significantly different clientelle than we were use to at Lux Steakhouse and 100 Bar + Kitchen. Century's dining room that evening was filled with older couples, large groups, and families. Although the loudness might have had something to do with the Edmonton Indy taking place the weekend we went - which would also explain an inordinately large number of Lambourghini's and Escalades parked infront of their restaurant that evening.
Regardless, we would return to try other items on the menu and to finally get that chocolate souffle we know that Chef Hans Pinto can produce!
More photos on Flickr.
3975 Calgary Trail
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 6S6
Twitter: @ChefHansPinto @CenturyHG