I’m excited about the addition of “Feisty Foodie Chronicles” on the OFC blog, aren’t you? In addition to sharing unique recipes, copy-cat recipes, and fun DIY food bar ideas; I will be sharing my different experiences at restaurants, food trucks, dives, and so much more.
To kick off my first official post we are taking a trip to Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Barin Katy, TX.
My friend, Jai, was in town for the day so we decided to hit the streets and try out some different places.
First stop was, Whiskey Cake, welll not really! The First stop was the LA Fitness parking lot in the Marquee Shopping Center to meet up with our friend Tory – then we were off to Whiskey Cake. When we pulled into the parking lot I was already in like with the place, there’s nothing like a big wooden door in the midst of huge windows with you stamp on it. LOVE IT!
It was a fairly early Wednesday afternoon, so when we walked in – we were seated immediately. The interior of the place is definitely masculine – I already knew what to expect on the menu. From the swanky light wood bar-high tables to the light bulb centerpieces garnished with fresh thyme, the place is naturalist heaven.
Jai, Tory, and I set out with the goal to get “day wasted” so it only made since that the first of our menu selections were cocktails,not just any cocktail – WHISKEY COCKTAILS!! It only makes sense right? Whiskey Cake has a vast variety of whiskey, bourbon, scotch, and a bunch of other liquor that I have no interest in..LOL. I ordered the Winchester 85 a yummy little concoction of bourbon, honey, and lemon topped with rosé. It was so good! I also ordered the Bourbon Flight – that was an enlightening experience. It definitely heightened my love for the glorious amber nectar.
The Bourbon Flight consisted of..
Eagle Rare Hand Selected – gasoline.
Elijah Craig 12yr – mellow vanilla and wood notes, yet a little harsh going down.
1792 Small Batch – nice earthy and caramel notes, with a hint of cherry.
Woodford Reserve – Smooth and full bodied bourbon, with hints of dried fruit and sweet peppery notes.
After getting our taste buds activated – and slightly depleted – we indulged in some tasty snacks. The Turducken Meatballs definitely won me over at Turducken, however they lost me at “Israeli Chickpea Puree” – we all know it’s just hummus. *rolls eyes* The meatballs had great flavor and the “chickpea puree” is a great paring, but the texture of the meatballs reminded me of spam. I’m not a big fan of minced meat, I prefer levels of texture. Nonetheless, these are definitely a must try for those of you who love ground poultry and hummus. How about those DUCK WINGS? Yes, you read that correctly. The Thai BBQ Duck Wings are a definite MUST whenever you visit Whiskey Cake. Everything about those wings was amazing, from the tender meat falling off the bone, to the fresh cilantro and spicy fresno peppers they were topped with. DUCK HEAVEN!
I know I know hard to believe we haven’t even made it to the main course yet.
Well hold your horses…here it is…
As we all ate and sampled some of each others food, I actually favored mine the best – so I opted to indulge in my plate solely. LOL I mean seriously though. I indulged in the Mesquite Grilled Short Rib with Rutabaga and Carrot Mash and a side of Adult Mac & Cheese. Y’all!!! Let me tell you something – everything about my meal was amazing. The short rib had the perfect crust, yet was tender and juicy. The flavor was more than you could ask for that savory and perfectly salted beef paired with the sweet and garlicky wonder of the carrot rutabaga mash; not to mention the addition of the CREAMIEST (and perfectly seasoned) mac and cheese you could imagine. That mac and cheese was pure HEAVEN in a ramekin. – HANDS DOWN the best meal I’ve had at a restaurant in quite some time.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…
It’s time for dessert my loves!!
WHISKEY CAKE!!!!!!!!! YES…. YES… AND YES! Super moist toffee cake swimming in bourbon anglaise, topped with spiced pecans and accompanied by a bowl of freshly hand whipped cream. WHAT?! I never had toffee cake before, but after eating Whiskey Cakes’ whiskey cake…I am definitely a fan now. It was the perfect combination of toffee, whiskey, spice and creaminess – everything I believe a dessert should have, especially whiskey!
Overall, the service was great – our server was fun and eager for us to try the food. (By the way, I love the suspenders guys!) Whiskey Cake will definitely be one of my go-to restaurants from now on.
*Side-note: This is the perfect Fathers Day restaurant!
I hope all enjoy this amazing Feisty Foodie experience, just as I have – and don’t forget to check out Whiskey Cake the next time you’re in Katy.