Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Publik House

On a recent night after work, we decided to make our first visit to The Publik House in Peoria Heights.
I ordered a nice glass of Cabernet and took a look at the menu while my husband enjoyed a beer.
He had arrived before me and had already made his decision: fish & chips ($13), served with hand-cut french fries.
After hearing a description of the spring vegetable risotto ($9) from one of the employees, I decided to give it a try.
My meal arrived in a bright white bowl that set off the distinct green color of the risotto, nestled with asparagus, leeks, scallions, crisp green peas and shavings of parmesan cheese. It was unexpectedly delicious.
We also decided to splurge and split a dessert: peanut butter mousse sandwiched between two warm peanut butter cookies, paired with a serving of spiced chocolate milk. It was scrumptious.
The menu featured unique offerings for appetizers, sandwiches, soups and entrées, certainly not your ordinary pub fare.
The Publik House made for a great midweek diversion.


mazr said...

Have you tried the Palm Cafe in Canton?

It's a nice drive and the food is awesome. The owner is also very entertaining and personable.

The 4 meals at our table were:
jumbo shrimp over fettuccine in a garlic sauce
Pan seared catfish w/rice and beans and broccoli
Jumbo Ricotta filled Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage

They have a menu online but don't bank on what's on the website. The menus are printed on paper so it changes.

Peoria Peepers said...

I've wanted to go there for YEARS! Haven't been able to convince my husband to go yet.

mazr said...

don't know if this will help but they also have a nice little selection of beers.

Peoria Peepers said...

Actually, it's the drive, but now that I think about it, he drove out there to try a BBQ joint that ended up not having any BBQ on our visit!
We do have family fairly close to Canton. I will just have to see if they want to meet there, or plan to stop there while we're out that way some time.