Contrary to popular belief I am not all BBQ all the time, as a matter of fact I can see why so many BBQ Pitmasters and restaurant owners have gotten to the point of not wanting to eat BBQ all the time.
Don’t get me wrong here I love a great Pulled Pork, Ribs or Brisket still but to really enjoy but I have to space out the BBQ meals so that I can still enjoy it even more when I do have it. and with the Ontario RibFest season starting in less than 2 months I do not want to overload before it even starts.
Today I had a business meeting with Ann Burns of Package of Solutions along with my buddy Joe Simeunovich and we wanted to have the meeting at a place that we could enjoy some food and be comfortable as well without having to spend a fortune.
Joe suggested Off the Hook Sea Food Emporium in Whitby which is just off the 401 and Thickson Road perfect since after lunch we could all get on the highway and go to our afternoon appointments.
Joe had been here before but neither Ann or myself have. Off the Hook has only been here a few months having taken over the Don Cherry’s Sports Bar location.
Joe and I arrived first and as soon as you get in the door there is a huge Fish Aquarium. Very cool.
While we waited for Ann to arrive (we were 15 minutes early) we walked in and were greeted warmly by staff. Rather than be seated at a table or booth Joe and I sat in what could be described as a lobby almost that had a few comfy black leather chairs in front of a great Electric fireplace and a huge big screen TV. And they even brought us a couple of refreshments.
They are fully licensed but I had an Ice Tea. Ann arrived a few minutes there after and we were shown to a booth. Along the way Ann told me how impressed she was with the layout of the restaurant and that the Aquarium was really well maintained. Very fresh and clean looking with lots of gorgeous healthy fish!
I am sorry that I did not take many pics as to tell you the truth I was not thinking about writing a blog post on Off the Hook since it was not BBQ and I was concentrating on the business meeting.
The menu for Off the Hook was well… “Off the Hook” so many great looking items on the menu and very reasonably priced. There specials of the day were Salmon cooked on a Cedar plank and Cod with a white wine sauce each for $12.99
Ann had the Halibut and Chips. Joe started off with a Bowl of Chowder and then had the Cod Special, and I decided on the Chicken Fettuccine with a fresh Salad.
Pic a bit fuzzy sorry but this is the Cod Special that Joe enjoyed, We did not get a shot of the Chowder but it was amazing Joe gave me a taste and I knew right away that next time I visit that will be my starter dish, it was just amazing!
The presentation of our plates made us feel like we were in a fancy 5 star restaurant just look at the cole slaw on Ann’s plate and she said her meal was a winner.
My chicken was out of this world good, the meat was so wonderfully tender and juicy and the sauce and noodles were a perfect combination to go with the chicken and the bread too. I can honestly say it was the best Chicken Fettuccine that I have ever ever had bar none! and lots of meat was included in it. I had the dinner portion rather than the lunch version so it was $18.00 but so worth every penny and more.
All together the 3 of us spent less than $60.00.
Ann told me that she had now found her new favorite restaurant in Whitby and would use this a lot for her business meetings. and Joe and I both agreed.
I am so glad that I am doing business with Ann Burns, she is an energized woman that helps out small business by offering many solutions for her clients.
Her and I will be working together on a few projects including Printing and design for her clients.
Keep an eye out for the business card below this lady rocks!!!