The following is an excerpt from one of our favorite bloggers, Mitch & Mel Take Miami, on their visit to Pinch Kitchen. The full article can be read on their blog through the link here.
When partners John Gallo and Rene Reyes decided to open up Pinch Miami, it would turn out to be a place in which the synchronization of working together for more than 10 years (Casa Tua and Pubbelly among some of their gigs) would come to fruition. Their new American eatery located on Biscayne Boulevard, in MiMo and near one of our favorite hidden neighborhoods, El Portal, is the perfect addition to this up-and-coming area and a reflection of their magic as partners. The small, cozy spot has enough charm to swoon any cynic over and the food is equally as appealing.
At one point or another in their careers both Gallo and Reyes have worked with Asian, Italian and Spanish cuisines, hence the self-described “freestyle” dishes you’ll find at Pinch. All ingredients are locally sourced and the menu is small and precise. A win from the moment you walk in.
So with no idea as to what Mitch and I were getting ourselves into, we began to munch away alongside our foodie friends, Miami Food Pug. First, we started our meal with a charred cucumber amuse accompanied by cantaloupe and buttermilk dressing. Our light-as-a-feather dish was the perfect palate refresher to kick things off.
We then had the Beet Salad. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a fan of beets, so when this arrived, I was hesitant. However, I was able to thoroughly enjoy the dish with herbed goat cheese, golden raisins, pistachios and scallions. Although I didn’t become a convert (I still don’t like beets) I can see how this would be a favorite amongst those of you that actually enjoy the vegetable.
We were told the Ceviche is a best seller so we didn’t flinch when moving forward with the order. The fresh dish brought Corvina, shrimp, white corn, red onion, aji limo, leche de tigre and yucca chips. Although Ceviche can be the safe, ubiquitous dish to order across restaurants in Miami, it’s the small touches of Pinch flair, like the house made yucca chips that add texture and make this dish a memorable one.
To continue reading more about Mitch & Mel's visit to Pinch follow link to their site here.
8601 Biscayne Blvd
305 631 2018