Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cactus Club Rob Feenie menu

Cactus Club Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato After so many lousy experiences at Cactus Club, why did I go to another one? Simple -- it was someone else's pick.

This time, instead of gambling on a main, I decided to go with Rob Feenie menu items (marked "RF" on the menu), and to put together my late-night dinner with two appys and dessert.

Kobe Style Meatball Trio ($12.25) roasted tomato sauce, freshly grated parmesan
  • There is a similar item on the mains, but with pasta. Get this instead to skip the pasta.
  • The meatballs were huge! Almost like tennis balls! If you finish this appetizer yourself, it probably counts as a light to medium main all on its own because of the sheer quantity of meat.
  • The meatballs themselves were tender and OK tasting. Could use more spicing to jazz up the flavour, but I can see why they wouldn't waste doing that because of the sauce.
  • The sauce kills this dish. It is crazy salty! I recommend you try it on its own, then scrape most of it off your meatballs.
Ravioli + Prawn Trio ($13.50) butternut squash and mascarpone ravioli, truffle butter sauce, jumbo prawns, pine nuts
  • There is a similar item on the mains, but with pasta. Get this instead to skip the pasta.
  • They were hardly "jumbo" prawns. More like regular prawns. For "jumbo" sized prawns, try Joe Fortes.
  • The ravioli was deliciously sweet.
  • The sauce was winner! And brilliantly paired with the sweet ravioli. Delicious and creamy-rich.
  • Pine nuts wasted here as there wasn't enough to really change up the texture.
  • Steep price, but so delicious.
Key Lime Pie ($8)
  • OK, not an RF item, but I wanted to end my meal on a refreshing citrus note. FAIL.
  • Yes, the creamy yellow pie part had some sour to it, but overall, the dessert was just very, very sweet -- enough to give you that sugar burn at the back of your throat.
  • I ordered this LIME pie specifically for a sour citrusy flavour but it was just buried by too much sweetness and in the end it was starting to give me that tiredness of eating too much sugar. The opposite of what I had been hoping for in a dessert that night.
Even late at night (we were there around 10.30pm), the music is turned up very loudly. It is also very dark inside, so it's hard to even spot your server to flag them down.
2016-Mar-12 Cactus Club (Lougheed) - Kobe Style Meatball Trio (appetizer)

2016-Mar-12 Cactus Club (Lougheed) - Ravioli + Prawn Trio (appetizer)

2016-Mar-12 Cactus Club (Lougheed) - Key Lime Pie

2016-Mar-12 Cactus Club (Lougheed)

2016-Mar-12 Cactus Club (Lougheed)

1 comment:

  1. I've always heard great things about Cactus club but this menu seems to miss the mark a little. I notice you mentioned the meatballs was good but the second dish seems a little less than exciting.

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    Benjamin
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