Respond to Review of Loving Hut - Menton
Review: We visited the Loving Hut shortly after it opened last year and we returned last week for lunch with a non-veg friend who is now a fan. The Loving Hut is located in Menton on the Promenade de Soleil which is directly across from the sea and the beach and so the view is lovely particularly when you dine on the little non-smoking terrace at the front of the restaurant. Since our first visit, the menu has been expanded with many more soups, salads and mains and they have very cleverly included traditional regional dishes like Crepes, Pasta Genovese, Quiche, and Spicy Spaghetti. I'm not usually a big fan of faux meat dishes but nonetheless, I ordered the "Kung Pao Cheerful Chunks" and it was delicious and had a perfect balance of sweet, spicy and sour. The Spring Rolls with dipping sauce are a must and would make a nice lunch all on their own. My friend had the falafel which were very good. The portions are generous. They also have a really good desserts on offer, all made in house. The first time we visited I had the Tarte au Citron which was very good for a vegan version. The pastry was light and crumbly and the filling was not too sweet. This visit I had the chocolate cheesecake which had a deep chocolate flavour and melted in your mouth - a real hit at the table! The service was excellent, the server speaks English, Polish and French. I also give them kudos for their exhibit at the Monaco Gastronomy Fair this fall. Vegetarian cuisine is a hard sell in this region but I think if they keep producing the same quality of food, promote the restaurant properly and turn off the TV they should do well. We're going to go back and bring friends!