If there is one meal that Miamians take seriously, it is brunch. And with the return of the iconic brunch at La Mar by Gastón Acurio, guests will have the perfect excuse to head out on a weekend afternoon. The restaurant located at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami, has announced the return of its immensely popular brunch after a two-year hiatus. Beginning Nov. 12 and 13, the restaurant will serve an extensive brunch menu that includes some of the same dishes that have kept customers coming back year after year and new indulgences that will surely make La Mar's weekend brunch one of Miami's most coveted reservations.
Guests can choose from an array of delectable items from La Mar's sizeable dining spread, which includes elaborate hot and cold food stations replete with signature ceviches, causas, sushi, and salads, as well as juicy anticuchos, whole fried fish, empanadas, and other traditional Peruvian cuisine created with Oka's signature modern flair. The brunch experience includes, in addition to the sumptuous buffet, seafood and grill stations, tableside Chaufa Aeropuerto to share, a choice of the main course, and assorted desserts. Brunch also includes two-hour brunch cocktails and a selection of wines, beers, and champagne. Every dish will be as beautiful to look at as it will be to eat, with thoughtful and creative plating creating an inspirational feast for the eyes that rivals only the property's stunning atmospheric setting overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.
"Our latest interpretation of La Mar's wildly successful brunch marries all the important elements that make for an unforgettable dining journey: authentic Peruvian flavors evoked with classic and creative interpretations; artful presentations; and an inimitable location," said Executive Chef Diego Oka, who will oversee the brunch curation.
The restaurant will also introduce several new and reimagined entrees for diners to try, such as the Picante de Mani, which is made with crispy pork belly, aji panca, and aji amarillo sauce with peanuts and served with white rice and choclo; and the vegan Kare Udon, which is made with Japanese curry with coconut, aji panca, udon noodles, mushrooms, and seasonal vegetables. The main courses are the classic and ever-popular Lomo Saltado and the seafood-El lover's Achupado (made with bucatini noodles, grouper, calamari, octopus, shrimp in chupe sauce, rocoto, tomatoes, and huacatay).
Visitors can also get excited about the must-see and oh-so-Instagrammable Chaufa Aeropuerto, which is included in the brunch experience. The restaurant's signature fried rice dish, which combines Chinese sausage, bbq pork, fried rice, shrimp omelet, black quinoa, egg noodles, and pickled vegetables, is prepared tableside in a sizzling pot and served family-style for everyone to enjoy (and photograph). Guests with a sweet tooth will be delighted by La Mar's Dessert Retablo, a spectacular dessert presented as a small, colorful, decorative wooden house whose doors open to reveal Peruvian chocolate mousse, homemade candies, tarts, and more.
The two-hour brunch experience will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music and stunning waterfront views. La Mar by Gastón Acurio is located at 500 Brickell Key Drive. Reservations are available to book by clicking here or by calling the restaurant. For more information, visit the website.
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