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:
The place is too dingy for customers to read a standard menu card, so the menu is provided on a tablet
…and here’s the description
This is how it looked on my plate
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:
Drinks are served with sugar or caramel sliding down the rim of the glass
Chocolate lava cake, ready to erupt… (It was the eve of Vicky’s birthday, if you’re wondering about the tag.)
What you see there in the centre is the cheesecake dip for those delectable chocolate balls. Though they were slightly too sweet, I totally fell for the almond-cinnamon flavour combo and airy-but-firm texture.
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:
And if you want to know how my cake obsession started, click here. [Warning – contains hideous photographs of 70’s and 80’s fashion].