Best Fine Dining, 2014:
The country charm of Krazy Kat’s makes it a perfect place to impress guests who have come to see the Brandywine Valley. Your breakfast: short rib-smoked cheddar grits with jalapeños and smoked tomato jus or challah French toast with cinnamon butter and blueberry-Gran Marnier syrup. Your dinner: lump crab cakes with wasabi crème fraiche, sunchokes, spinach-bacon spanakopita and baby arugula. This may be fine dining, but it is not at all stuffy.
Krazy rules, partly because of chef Donny Merrill’s cuisine, but partly because it requires a drive to picturesque Montchanin and the Lickle family’s beautifully restored Montchanin Village. Every out-of-towner should get a taste of Chateau Country.
You don’t have to love felines to feel the heat at Krazy Kat’s Restaurant, but it doesn’t hurt. The scrumptious cuisine and lovely lighting are enticing, but the whimsical decor makes you chuckle—and laughter is sexy.
Brunch at Krazy Kat’s will blow you away, Nancy Karibjanian says. Standards like fruit salad, quiche and eggs Benedict mingle with crab and lobster cakes. Karibjanian’s favorite? A gnocchi (yes, gnocchi for brunch) in a spinach-tomato broth. Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon won over Karibjanian’s son, and her daughter flipped for crepes with sweet cream. “It is our new favorite brunch spot,” she says. It’s also one of the best values going, considering you’re dining at one of Delaware’s premier dining spots for about $10 per dish.