Gourmand

Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

The restaurant’s new Sunday brunch elevates our favorite weekend ritual to a new level.

sbe and José Andrés’ much-loved dining concept Bazaar Mar by José Andrés are debuting a fresh take on their Sunday champagne brunch experience starting November 5. Located at SLS Brickell, the James Beard Award-winning chef’s acclaimed restaurant, which has been named “Best Seafood Restaurant in Miami,” introduces a new iteration of its Sunday brunch that will now offer four options, including a selection of crudos, tiraditos, ceviches, Russ and Daughters’ Smoked Salmon Tartar and of course, a pastry table. In addition, guests can enjoy the chef’s selection of larger plates served family-style, including Bazaar Mar’s signature Dungeness Crab Benedict, Nutella Pancakes and Egg White Tortilla filled with pebre salsa and sautéed mushrooms. Interested in adding some bubbly? For an additional $20 per person, sip on free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne along with specialty cocktails, or, if you’re feeling especially decadent, enjoy free-flowing Krug Champagne and an ultra-premium caviar experience consisting of Royal Ossetra Caviar served tableside at $395 per person. Now this is what you call Sunday funday.

SLS Brickell, 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.615.5859; sbe.com

 

Obra kitchen table

Carlos Garcia brings the flavors of Latin America to Miami with a flair like no one else.

Miami loves its Latin American food—and the superstars who bring their authentic take on it to our shores. That’s why we’re excited about Venezuelan Chef Carlos Garcia’s Obra Kitchen Table, opening in November after a slight delay of its original expected October opening. Offering Latin American classics with international influences that highlight flavors from Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico, Garcia—whose 10-year-old Venezuelan-based restaurant, Alto, has consistently been included in the world’s 50 Best Restaurants lists over the years—has gone for a relaxed setting and affordable, approachable cuisine that makes diners feel like as if they’re guests relaxing in the comfort of Garcia’s home. As for the food, much of it—sweets included—will be prepared in a Josper, a Spanish charcoal-burning grill and oven, and includes creative dishes such as king prawn crudo with pickled green papaya salad and coconut vinaigrette; ají dulce crème brulée with foie gras confetti; and reina pepiada gocha, an arepa stuffed with chicken, sofrito and avocado salad. Signature entrées include bucatini octopus carbonara, tuna charcoal with spicy sofrito and salted vegetables, and veal osso buco in asado negro sauce with toasted carrot purée. We speculate that this will definitely be worth the wait.

1331 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, 305.395.1216

 

Onyx Bar

Nosh and sip at this luxe spot inside the historic Casa Casuarina.

The Onyx Bar is a conversion of Gianni Versace’s former kitchen in the famous, much-converted-over-the-years Casa Casuarina on Ocean Drive in South Beach. But the 1930s Art Deco bar in the 23,000-square-foot “house” is not your typical watering hole: this is an exclusive, six-seat spot for sipping cocktails in style—until recently, a bonus only for those who go to enjoy dinner at Gianni’s restaurant. Now, for the first time ever, Onyx has added food to the menu, so locals and visitors can savor treats from executive chef Thomas Stewart. Notable dishes on the menu: Maine Lobster Cocktail, Diver Scallops and Tuna Tartare, to name a few. After whetting your appetite with a nosh and a fab drink—whether the 24 Karat Golden Margarita, a glass of wine or a Scotch on the rocks—indulge in dinner in the fabled courtyard and enjoy a meal while gazing at the sparkling, 54-foot-long, gold-tiled “Million Mosaic Pool.” It’s Miami glitter at its finest, and an experience not soon to be forgotten.

1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, vmmiamibeach.com

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