Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, a farm to table restaurant in the heart of Katy, TX.
As much as I enjoying cooking up a storm in the kitchen for my family, every now and then, it is nice to take a break and eat out instead. Living in between Katy and West Houston has given us great opportunities to venture into the city where the food scene is ever so vibrant. Katy's dining scene has come a long way too, from the standard chain restaurants and fast food joints. The suburban city has evolved so much in the past 5 years.
We are starting to see many local farm-to-table type restaurants out here in the West. Last weekend, we decided to try out a newly opened Dallas based, farm-to-kitchen restaurant, Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised at how family friendly this spot is, perfect for many Katy residents.
The restaurant had a nice and airy warehouse feel with a prohibition era decor. As you enter, you are greeted with an impressive central bar, an exhibition kitchen and a very extensive Bloody Mary counter. It has a large porch with 2 hanging rattan chairs where my kids hung out while waiting for their food to be ready.
Service staff were friendly and knew their menu well. They pride themselves in being a restaurant that makes everything from scratch daily and never utilizes a microwave machine (our server made sure we knew that).
I went with the French Toast Monte Cristo as recommended by our server. The portion was very generous and it was delicious. The raspberry balsamic preserves brought a nice tangy balance to the sweetness of the maple syrup and the saltiness of the ham and cheese.
Kian and my mom each had the Chicken Waffle. The waffles had a great texture, light and fluffy, and the house sausage gravy was very tasty, but we'd wish they had the gravy on the side. The chicken tenders were doused in the gravy and, unfortunately, no longer crispy. I'll definitely ask to have the gravy on the size when I have this dish again.
The kids had Mac and Cheese which came with French Fries. It looks freshly made, not the microwavable ones. Fries were a little soggy but that didn't bother the kids.
We also had the Turducken Meatballs to share. That, honestly, was nothing special. Flavors were bland and the dish did not look appetizing to me at all.
We finished off our meal with a Whiskey Cake, And that was amazing. Kian, who does not have a sweet tooth, took a bite and went "OMG! That's so good!". The kids particularly liked the freshly whipped cream that came with it.
Overall, it was a great experience at Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar. Kian and I are already planning on coming back again for a date night to try the dinner menu.
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