|Black Truffle Meatballs|
|Bent Tip of Knife|
The humans started with an appetizer of black truffle meatballs, which they found were excessively dry, which resulted in a crumbly meatball that kept falling apart, while the mildly sweet balsamic glaze did little to add moisture to the meatballs. Mushroom was the dominant taste, but they lacked any hint of truffle. The meatballs themselves were fairly sizeable, as were the two pasta shells that accompanied the meatballs, but the humans were disappointed that an appetizer of this size and quality cost $14, as they were no better than meatballs one would find on any spaghetti dish.
|Grilled Pork Chop|
The female human ordered the hickory rubbed ribeye, which consisted of a 14oz Sterling Silver Ribeye, gratin potato, fried hickory sticks, horseradish demi, and sautéed vegetables. Although she found the ribeye to be cooked to a proper medium rare, it lacked flavour and the marbling normally associated with a ribeye steak. The potatoes suffered from the same blandness and lack of seasoning as everything else we had experienced that evening.
|Sterling Silver Ribeye *MooFaint*|
Although the Groupon covered $40 of the meal, it wasn’t even close to 50% of the total bill, which was unusual as other Groupons we’d purchased was usually priced to cover at least 50% of the total cost of dinner for two. Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar could have valued their Groupon a bit higher to make it seem like more of a deal, as the $40 just barely covered a single entrée. If they do another Groupon, I’d suggest they re-evaluate the value of the Groupon they offer so the cost it covers for a table of two is somewhat more substantial, even if it means the Groupon costs more to begin with.
Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar
10335 83 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3