Houston-based Culinary Khancepts, known for brands that include Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, State Fare Kitchen & Bar and Star Cinema Grill, will open its two newest concepts to the public on Wednesday, July 12. Reel Luxury Cinemas and The Audrey Restaurant & Bar are located in The Woodlands at the popular Market Street development. The venues will be sharing more than 20,000 square feet of second floor space with beautiful views of the green space.
“We are thrilled to bring these brand-new concepts to The Woodlands community,” says Omar Khan, president, and CEO, Culinary Khancepts. “Our team has been hard at work crafting these two new concepts, and we are beyond excited for what we have created here at Market Street.”
The Audrey Restaurant & Bar is inspired by old Hollywood’s starlet, Audrey Hepburn. The 3,000 square foot space is on the second level featuring old Hollywood glam style with 40-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offering scenic views of the green space on Market Street. The interior design features accents of gold and pops of floral. The dining room is highlighted by the two larger-than-life crystal chandeliers hanging high above the dining tables.
The menu was designed by Culinary Khancepts Director of Operations, chef Justin Yoakum, who oversees the State Fare Kitchen & Bar and Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette menus. He created the Audrey Hepburn-inspired menu that includes some of her favorites such as Spaghetti al Pomodoro and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.The Audrey will serve lunch and dinner daily with a “Breakfast with Tiffany’s” inspired brunch menu available on the weekends with options such as Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes, Honey Butter French Toast and Costal Benedict made with either crab cake or Maine lobster.
Lunch and dinner have an array of appetizers to choose from such as the Charcuterie on Sunset, Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs and Burrata served with smoked peach, Calabrian chili jam and grilled sourdough. The menu also includes Raw Bar and Sashimi options including oysters, a seafood tower and poke bowls. Soups and Salads available include the Roman Holiday Caesar, Baby Wedge, and Lobster Bisque. Lunch entrées include the Audrey Burger, Petite Filet Mignon, Truffle Mushroom Ravioli, and Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich. Dinner entrée additions to the menu are Spiced Tuna, Truffle Ribeye and The Chef’s Table feature, which is a seasonal special from the kitchen.
The dessert menu highlights are Audrey’s Chocolate Layer cake with dark chocolate drip and sugar pearls, Tom Cruise Bundt Cake and more. The beverage program boasts an extensive list of wine and beer as well as exclusive craft cocktails including the Rose Water Lemon Drop, Bashful Blackberry and WhistlePig Old Fashioned.
Tucked behind the Audrey is the new state-of-the-art theatre experience, Reel Luxury Cinemas. The theatre will take movie going to a whole new level with heated reclining seats, touch-button seat side food and beverage service, boutique style privacy pod seating, front row chaise loungers and a complimentary blanket at every seat. The five-screen theatre’s design was inspired by the Golden Age and blended with touches of today’s trends. Guests will find jewel tones throughout the high-end venue. The screens use the newest and best technology available to theatres, providing an immersive best-in-class movie-going experience.
While enjoying the films, guests can order from an array of snack, entrée, flatbread and dessert options.Snacks available include Crispy Burrata Bites, Kobe Beef Bulgogi Fries, Wagyu Meatballs and of course popcorn served in copper bowls with free refills. There are also lighter options like the Roasted Beet & Burrata salad and Mediterranean Bowl. Entrée options include Fried Chicken Sliders, Steak Frites and Truffle Ravioli among others. The cocktail menu features drinks named after classic movies, such as the Casablanca Martini, American Psycho and the Godfather Old Fashioned. The beverage program also includes beer and 16 different wines available by the glass.
“Our goal with Reel Luxury Cinemas was to craft a more boutique style theatre where we could really elevate the culinary and beverage experience,” says Khan.
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