We moved to Brenham from Houston over six years ago, and while we love it out here, one thing we have missed is a selection of fine dining establishments. Houston is a cornucopia of restaurants, and after a while you get spoiled having multiple fantastic options for anything that you crave. Not so in Brenham, where the fine dining pickin’s are slim (to say the least).
Enter Kay’s Cuisine for the Soul. The location opened about six months ago, and tonight was our first visit there. We had heard good things, but hadn’t been able to make the stars align on getting there until now, and we’re sorry we waited so long. The restaurant is in an old Victorian house, with high ceilings, multiple rooms (presumably an artifact of the original home’s layout), and tasteful, subdued decor and ambiance.
The menu is short but sweet, with a fusion of Asian and Latin American themed selections. We started with the pork dumplings and homemade egg rolls, along with soup for Avelynn. We then moved on to our entrees – I got the tempura shrimp, which came with a cucumber-potato salad and a side of shredded onions and carrots, also tempura style. Marie got a spicy rice bowl with fresh and pickled veggies, seared sirloin, covered with a fried egg.
It was all *fantastic*. We gorged ourselves to the point that we passed on the tempting desserts, which Kay assured us were all made in their kitchen as well.
They’re less than half a mile south of the historic heart of Brenham, on Market Street, an easy jaunt if you’re downtown antiquing, and well worth the minute or two drive. So, if you’re a Brenham-ite looking for an amazing and unique local dining experience, or a visitor from Houston or Austin looking for something with some panache and eclecticism, make sure to keep Kay’s in mind as an option.