This months dining club stopped at Spin Kitchen and Bar in the Ottawa Marriott. A few of us decided to take advantage of their $5 @ 5 specials and headed down straight from work for a drink and some munchies.
Overall I don't thnk I'd return to Spin Kitchen unless I was going for the $5 at 5:00 deal. The prices were definitely inflated for what you got. Especially the $4.00 for a cup of drip coffee. My bill ended up coming to just over $60 for appetizers, a meal and dessert which normally wouldn't be too bad except in this case the food was not high quality and the service was not good.
In true birthday party style - there were a few key food vendors in attendance to tease our palates with their culinary creations. We started by sharing a bowl of the Wuchak Black Stew from the Piggy Market - paired with a Ham and Cheese Sandwich. Both were scrumptious - but I could've eaten a vat of that stew - wow!!
We then moved on to dessert part 1 - delicious pie from Life of Pie - I had the strawberry rhubarb which was stewed in one of the brewery's beer. Matt had the chocolate pecan which was melt in your mouth delicious.
After some more beer drinking and mingling we moved on to dessert #1 - an interesting ice cream medley from Pascale's All Natural. Matt had the Cheddar Bacon Icecream and I chose the Chocolate caramel pretzel ice cream sandwhich.
The icecream tasted exactly like advertised - I found it too odd to eat more than one spoonful but Matt seemed to like it. The ice cream sandwhich was to die for - I'm making my way to the Ottawa Farmers Market soon to try some more of Pascale's creations!!!