The Keeper in Plano’s at The Shops at Legacy was one of the most awaited openings. After my visit I know why….this place is a KEEPER.
5840 Legacy Circle D100, Plano, TX 75024
The Keeper is Front Burner Restaurant Group’s (Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake, Sixty Vines) newest concept. The details of the restaurant were not lost on me. The mermaid door handles, beautiful color scheme, upscale tiki-bar vibe and the paintings of the different “captains” on the wall.
I was seated and handed an iPad menu. How cool is that? The menu allows the restaurant to update the menu and also offer pairing options. Nice touch! Speaking of drinks….my server, Jillian, created a special mocktail just for me! It tasted as good as it looked.
For starters – Point Judith Calamari
The fresh calamari dusted with tapioca and is a nice change from a heavier breading. The peppers added a nice crunch, and the spicy garlic sauce was delightful.
The sashimi-grade Kona Kampachi was fresh and rich and dressed to perfection with Asian pear, avocado, chiles, toasted garlic and yuzu sauce. The buttery avocado tamed the citrusy yuzu.
Main Entree: Napa Cabbage Wraps
The firm, flavorful fish, was nestled in leaves of cabbage then topped with an avocado crema, cabbage slaw, pico de gallo and cilantro. A wonderfully, light dinner. Gotta save room for dessert!
Dessert: Coconut Cream Wontons
I was so thrilled I saved room for dessert because these wontons were exceptional. Think puffy, sweet pockets filled with creamy coconut floating on chocolate ganache topped with fresh whipped cream. I ate every one! Every. One.
This place is a KEEPER!