KATY MAGAZINE l JULY 2019
By Jennifer Miko
Save room for dessert! You don’t have to travel far in Katy to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add an indulgent finale to your main course or treat yourself to a specialty dessert at one of these local establishments.
S'mores Crepe at Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe
20526 Katy Fwy.
Finish off your dinner at Uncle Julio’s with a crowd-pleasing treat. Their one-of-a-kind Chocolate Pinata let’s adults be kids again because this smashable dessert features a tempting hanging ball made of dark chocolate. Once broken, an assortment of homemade mini churros, fresh pineapple and berries tumbles out. The Chocolate Pinanta comes with with raspberry, chocolate and caramel sauces and house-made whipped cream.
Photo courtesy Uncle Julio's Facebook page
23119 Colonial Pkwy.
Beard Papa's, the popular Osaka, Japan bakery, has introduced Katy families to a fun interpretation on a classic dessert – the cream puff, and they’re made to order.
First, patrons choose the original fresh-baked cream puff shell or one that comes coated with their signature fondant flavor in chocolate, strawberry or green tea. Next, guests select the custard flavor filling. The funky dessert shop also offers warm, gooey chocolate lava cake and mini crème brulee treats.
Baked Alaska for Two
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Complete your fine dining experience at Perry's Steakhouse with an impressive dessert for two to share.
Baked Alaska features a frozen lemon custard atop a citrus shortbread. A delicate cloud of vanilla bean meringue ensconces the fruity treat and the mountainous dessert gets baked and brought to the dining room for the finishing touch. The server adds Grand Marnier and the dessert is flambed table-side for a marvelous presentation.
3522 South Mason Rd.
Choose from an orchard of flavorful fruits like apple, blueberry, key lime and peach for your pie. For more decadent varieties, choose from Big Texas Bourbon Pecan or Kohala Coconut Cream Pie.
Check the tempting Proud Pie display case for seasonal availability, and order your favorite by the slice or by the whole pie.
23139 Grand Circle Blvd. Katy
When you name your restaurant after a signature dessert, it must be good. At Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar, the regular menu and assortment of libations guarantee repeat visits. But their namesake Whiskey Cake adds the perfect finishing touch to a delicious meal.
A rich toffee torte serves as the base for the Whiskey Cake. A bourbon anglaise (vanilla flavored custard) sauce soaks the torte and coats the dish. The dessert is topped with spiced pecans and house-made vanilla whipped cream.
Cupcakes, Cookies, Cakes and More
23920 Westheimer Pkwy.
Katy's one-stop dessert shop boasts award-winning, cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, dessert bars and more! Order one of Ooh La La's made-from-scratch treats to enjoy in their cafe, or fill a box with enough eclairs, cannolis and brownies to celebrate any occasion.
Visit Ooh La La regularly to sample their Daily Cupcake Flavors like Strawberry Amaretto, topped with amaretto buttercream and strawberry sauce, or Cookies and Cream, made with real Oreos®.
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
The assortment of decadent crepes at Sweet Paris provides a legitimate excuse for cheating on your diet. And they're worth it!
You'll surely feel like a kid again with the S'mores Crepe, prepared with Nutella® (hazelnut chocolate), torched marshmallows, graham crackers, and drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate. Vegans can rejoice with the Berry Agave Crepe with apples caramelized in agave syrup, strawberries, and blackberries.
6455 S Fry Rd.
The list of Da Vinci's amazing desserts might exceed your weekly recommended caloric intake: tiramisu, cannoli, creme brulee, chocolate mousse, spumoni and more. Luckily, they offer a sampling of desserts, with an exquisite presentation of blown sugar and flavorful platescaping.
For special occasions, book Da Vinci's table-side dessert experience. The hands-on cooking opportunity allows you to help prepare a wonderful flambee dessert for your table to enjoy.