|The Hat Resto Pub|
|Panko Crusted Goat Cheese|
What arrived before me were 5 balls of goat cheese, measuring no more than an inch a piece. The exterior of the balls were too thickly crusted and crispy, so much so my fork could not penetrate them and I resorted to eating them by hoof. After working hard at breaking them open with my teeth, the interior revealed that the cheese inside was not melted as I assumed it might be. I suspected that the crust was far too thick for the heat to actually get through to even warm up the goat cheese inside.
The interior was smooth and creamy, but didn't taste like any seasoning had been added to it. I was disappointed that there was only a very small dollop of balsamic vinegar reduction on the plate and far too much sweet chili sauce that tasted store bought and didn't really add anything to the dish. On the bright side, the bread was soft and helped fill the void a bit, although it didn't look or feel anything like a baguette since the exterior was not at all crispy. I looked longingly at my dining companions gigantic plate of food, with a chicken burger the size of moo and twice as many fries as that. My stomach grumbled with hunger after my measly meal.
Although the service was quick, I am not sure I would return for this unremarkable food at exorbitant prices. If you do go, I suggest sticking with the burgers as at least you'll get value for your dollar if nothing more.
The Hat Resto Pub
10251 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 1X8