Our Girl Nosh May 2017 was supposed to be an super-hip restaurant Stoke. Because it was on my birthday, we had a wonderful turnout…so much so that Stoke couldn’t accommodate all of us in their regular dining room. We were going to have a private room and forced to order family style off of a very limited menu. We decided that we wanted to try Stoke with a smaller crowd and started looking for a restaurant that could take us all. Hello WP Kitchen! You can thank Open Table for that realization, Wolfgang.
First, let me say they were so kind to us. You can book a table for 12 online (nice!) but the group began to grow. When I hesitantly said I needed a table for 20 they didn’t miss a beat. They sat us outside in an air-conditioned patio that was private AND allows dogs. It was raining that night, so the valet was a welcome service.
The decor is a mix between rustic and industrial. I know that sounds conflicting, but it works. They have the wooden accent wall that everyone loves so much right now, and then all of these industrial fixtures and utilitarian furnishings. I dunno, I like it.
The cocktails were strong and they were delivered quickly 🙂 We all agreed that our food was amazing. Even the simplest dish, like pizza margarita, was done with such care it was top notch.
Caesar Salad, my old favorite. This one was tangy deliciousness!
What a special treat: soft shell crab! This was crunchy on the outside, briny crabby on the inside…perfection!
Gosh, by the time desserts arrived I was so full I wasn’t too interested. It was my birthday, though, so had to indulge 🙂 I chose the creme brulee, as per usual, and it was sweet, creamy and perfectly executed.