The Red House Cafe is one of my favorite restaurant when I'm down in Monterey. I always try and stop by for lunch or dinner. The last few times it's not been as good as it has been in the past. I've been planning on making homemade chicken pot pies (I've never made it before) so I was surprised when I saw it was on the lunch specail board at Red House. It was a big disappointment made even worse that it cost $13.00. That's just for the pot pie, salad was extra. It was so bad I asked if it was made at the restaurant or did come in from another vendor. Sad to say, it was made by someone else. Since my mom ( who was a great cook) never made pot pies, I guess I have no idea what a good one should taste like. Now Red House's roasted pepper soup is excellent, as all their soups are.
I had a little chat with my waitress about my not so great main course. I asked if the desserts were made on site and she said yes. She is a trained pastry chef and she made the pumpkin creme brulee. It didn't have the carmel topping so I would have called is a pumpkin custard with whip cream. Red House use to carry my favorite tea "Marco Polo" from France but I guess the weak dollar has made it too expensive to serve. :( So I had to settle for mighty tea. I'm going to have to think twice now before going there for lunch, (which cost $40.00 for just me) since the "tastyness" of their food has taken a big drop.