Beachcraft Brunch: Cornbread Cakes, Tortillas, and Cocktails

The inviting space at Beachcraft.
The inviting space at Beachcraft.
Photo by Laine Doss

Tom Colicchio's much-anticipated Beachcraft at the 1 Hotel South Beach serves weekday breakfast and weekend brunch. Originally, the restaurant was slated for a spring opening, but a small fire in an area of the property unrelated to the restaurant caused a delay, mainly due to issues regarding the restaurant's giant grill, which the restaurant highlighted on its Instagram account a few months ago.

The grill, by the way, is a mammoth beauty. The aptly named Infierno 154 was custom-made for Beachcraft by Grillworks and features two 20-foot-by-20-foot grills, a ceramic-coated box that can be used for smoking or roasting, a custom rotisserie hookup, and storage space for wood. Most of the restaurant's proteins and vegetables will come off that grill.  Beachcraft's weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Almasy's Escape
Almasy's Escape
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A special cocktail menu has been created for brunch that features light, fragrant options filled with floral and citrus notes. The Homestead, a mimosa made with fresh local orange juice and prosecco, costs $12 a glass or $25 for unlimited refills. The Augustine 1565, a take on a bellini, featuring fresh peach purée and prosecco, is also $12 for a glass or $25 for refills. However, opt for the more creative cocktails like the Almasy's Escape ($14/glass, $45/pitcher), named for Ralph Fiennes' character in The English Patient, made with Beefeater gin, Aperol, grapefruit, lemon, and grapefruit bitters.

Lillet Me Down
Lillet Me Down
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The Lillet Me Down ($14/glass, $45/pitcher) is made with Ketel One vodka, Lillet Blanc, stone fruit syrup, cucumber, and lime. Garnished with flowers, it's a gorgeous way to start your weekend.

Flatbread
Flatbread
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Most items on the menu are meant to be shared, making for a leisurely communal brunch with friends (especially when pitchers of cocktails are involved). The fava bean flatbread, with ricotta, pea tendrils, and a fried egg on top ($16), is one of quite a few flatbread and tartines on the menu. Other choices include grilled Zak the Baker sourdough topped with avocado and crab ($18) and a Manila clam flatbread with pancetta and oregano ($19). 

Tortilla
Tortilla
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Tortilla española, with potatoes, chorizo, and spinach, is served over spicy aioli with a side of greens ($18).

Grass-fed beef burger.
Grass-fed beef burger.
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A grass-fed burger, topped with heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, bread-and-butter pickles, and special sauce, comes on a house-made English muffin and is served with a side of frites ($22).

Frites
Frites
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The frites can be ordered a la carte ($7).

Griddled blueberry cornbread.
Griddled blueberry cornbread.
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Do not miss the griddled blueberry cornbread. Basically, it's cornbread French toast, which in itself is enough reason to order it. Topped with local peaches and drizzled with bourbon maple syrup, it's a decadent delight ($19).

Thousand-layer doughnut
Thousand-layer doughnut
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There's also a "thousand-layer" doughnut with key lime curd and rose petals ($10). Order another round of drinks and dig in. What else is a weekend afternoon for? 

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