A picture’s worth a thousand words and a big, gorgeous slice of cake is worth a long bus ride to a restaurant. Thus, after seeing photographs of the magnificient Society Chocolate & Banana Cake from Honey Salt, I knew that I just HAD to head down to that restaurant to get myself a slice.
The latter is a fancy restaurant that’s located on the first floor of the Parq hotel beside BC place. In addition to the aforementioned cake, I also got the Grandma Rosie’s Meatballs and a side of Mac N’Cheese.
Grandma Rosie’s Meatballs ($13):
This came in a plate of 5 small meatballs with tomato sauce, caramelized onions, and a good dollop of ricotta cheese. Unfortunately, I found this dish to be somewhat of a disappointment. The meatballs were quite bland and were somewhat dry, while the tomato sauce was thin and one-note in flavour. I did enjoy the cheese however, which provided a nice richness, and the caramelized onions, which were sweet and fragrant.
Mac N’Cheese ($7):
The noodles in the dish were perfectly cooked, being a bit chewy while still tender. The sauce was quite rich and creamy, and the bread crumbs lent a nice bit of texture. I did find the dish to be just a little too bland however.
Society Chocolate & Banana Cake ($12):
This consisted of alternating layers of chocolate and banana cake, sandwiching chocolate mousse and covered in chocolate glaze, and was served with a small scoop of banana ice cream. Surprisingly, my favourite component of the dish was probably the ice cream, which had a wonderful fragrance of banana and was topped with crunchy pieces of cereal and chocolate sauce. The cake itself was very moist, with wonderful flavours of chocolate and banana, and the mousse was luscious and light. Even though it is quite a generous serving, it was light and not overly sweet, and I ended up polishing about 2/3 of it without too much trouble.
I went to Honey Salt specifically to try their cake, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. Service was very good: the staff were quite friendly, professional and attentive. All in all, while I was a tad disappointed with some of the savoury dishes, I would still recommend checking this place out for their desserts alone.