Brunch is a recipe for indulgence. First, combine the best of breakfast and lunch to make one super meal out of two. Second, gather family and/or friends for one last hurrah before the work week starts again. And, third, add in a few cocktails to get your Sunday Funday vibes flowing. The newly launched brunch at The Local Craft Food & Drink follows that recipe to a T, serving up one of the best (and booziest) brunches that Miami has to offer.
We were recently able to get a first-hand taste of the new brunch at The Local when Chef Phil Bryant and mixologists David Perez and Will Thompson of The Bridge presented a special preview pairing menu for some local food writers and bloggers. #foodiefriendsreunion
To follow is a look at the crazy, drunk, comforting, and delectable brunch meal that instantly made The Local’s brunch the envy of all other Miami brunches…
First Course: Egg in a Basket, paired with Sangria Blanc
Chef Phil came out of the gates swinging with this dish. It was equally delicious and daunting because if this was only course one of five, what could I expect for the next four courses? Anyway, I quickly faced my fears and dove right into this dish, which combines poached and cured eggs, bacon, crispy ham, and Parmesan, all stuffed in a Sally Lunn bun.
Where the Egg in a Basket started us off hot and heavy, the Bridge’s Sangria Blanc was a great choice to ease us in to the cocktail pairings. Light, fresh, and easy-to-drink, this white sangria combined gin, cynar, lemon, honey, house made autumn bitters, white wine, and tonic.
Second Course: Smoked Chicken & Pimento Cheese Salad, paired with Mexican Swashbuckle
Now this is a true Southern salad. It’s definitely the kind of salad that is not for the faint of heart, it’s most definitely not for anyone trying to lose weight for a New Year’s resolution, and that’s kind of what I loved most about it. This salad of smoked chicken and pimento cheese piled between two fried green tomatoes and topped with pears, candied pecans, and B&B vinaigrette will definitely make you wanna slap your mama.
On the drink side, the Mexican Swashbuckle is a take on the Swashbuckler cocktail. Autumnal, smooth, and sweet, it brings together Don Julio Reposado, homemade-spiced pumpkin-apple shrub, and molasses. It kind of tastes like a pumpkin pie and tequila shot had a baby, but in a good way.
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