Now there’s an offer one can’t possibly refuse…! But did this Key West restaurant live up to the hype? Let’s find out.
As evident from above pic, Better Than Sex is strictly an evening affair, rather than a place where you might meet with a pal for an afternoon cuppa with a side of cakey indulgence.
The interior of the place does come up to scratch. It’s all dark and sensual inside; think velvet tones, glinting chandeliers and candles whose lazy flicker barely penetrates the obscurity. (The wait staff must have been selected for their superior night vision.) In short, the whole ambiance puts you in the mood for… dessert.
For any restaurant situated in Key West, a Key lime pie inspired dessert is a mandatory part of the repertoire. Here it is on the menu:
Well… believe it or not, this was one of the scarce occasions when I didn’t manage to finish off a dessert! I mean, this sexed-up incarnation of a Key lime pie was pure fluffed-up cream. In fact, the texture was quite similar to clotted cream – a reference, I realise, that will probably only mean something to UK readers.
Flavour and level of tartness hit the spot, but after four mouthfuls I. Could. Not. Go. On.
As for the crust, I’m afraid to say, it was like cardboard – a total let down 😦
My score: 2.5 out of 5. (That half point there is for originality.)
Here are a few more pics of our Better Than Sex evening:
There’s one more post coming up in this series, in which I shall reveal the *perfect 5* Key lime pie 🙂
Missed the other reviews? Here they are:
- Six Toed Cat
- Blue Heaven
- Southernmost Beach Café
- The Key West Key Lime Shoppe
- Key West Cakes
- Key Lime Pie Factory
And if you want to know how my cake obsession started, click here. [Warning – contains hideous photographs of 70’s and 80’s fashion].