R House "Sunday Sauce" Brunch Adds Music and Bottomless Booze to the Mix
All photos by Carla Torres
Since its opening in January, R House has fused food and art. Now, with their recent addition of "Sunday Sauce" brunch service, they are adding music to that assembly of creative expression. DJs will rotate the turntables during the Sunday brunch and music series.
The $35 per person brunch includes your choice of one appetizer and one entrée. Like all good brunches know, bottomless booze is a necessity on Sundays, especially when you're sitting outside in Miami's warm weather and jamming to some tunes. R House has plenty of booze options to choose from so that no man is left dry. Short Order was invited to sample the "Sunday Sauce" brunch. Pictures after the jump.
For $35 dollars per person, you can choose from a selection of appetizers plus one choice of the dishes. Dessert bites cost an additional $3 each. What seems like an unlimited array of appetizers to choose from comes with a contingency. Our server cut us off at three for two people. The good news is, this seems to have been a unique case. R House's Owen Bale told us today that though servers ask diners to order three at a time, they can order another three, and another three, etc, each round.
You can go bottomless with mimosas, bloody marys, or bloody Maria's for $22. Dish out $8 more and you can get endless pourings of the R House cilantro martini (cucumber infused vodka, muddled cilantro and St. Germain elderflower liqueur) or Byejoe sangria. Like a good neighbor, R House supports Wynwood Brewing Company and to show for it, they're serving up a michelada spiced to perfection for just $5. We recommend either the michelada or the bloody mary, which is infused with bacon and has a bacon-salted rim. If you're into drinking and eating, the brunch and bottomless drink special will save you 5 dollars at $52 per person.
The appetizer section includes options like Yukon gold home-style potatoes with caramelized onions and fresh herbs and roasted vegetable scramble, featuring zucchini, yellow squash, red peppers, red onions, gruyere cheese, and chives. We skipped the veggies and opted for something a little heavier: Lobster mac and cheddar cheese. There's no lack of lobster in this offering of pasta drenched in cheddar.
Grilled artisanal sausages fall flat in presentation but make up for it in taste. The assortment includes chorizo, lamb, and chicken.
You've got two options for tortilla -- sweet potato or purple potato. We went with the sweet potato with fontina cheese, spinach and caramelized shallots. Track down your server and ask for some Tabasco to spice things up a bit.
Moving into the dish portion, this is where things get complicated. It's not easy to just choose one offering between bluebbery pancakes, seafood cake benedict, chili and coffee braised short rib sliders, chipotle rubbed pork ribs with bourbon barbecue sauce and polenta with manchego cheese and crispy pork belly topped with a sunny side up egg. We didn't even get to sample any of those delicious sounding dishes. Instead, we went with sliced skirt steak medium rare served over toasted focaccia bread and topped with a sunny side up egg. Juicy and perfectly cooked, our only complaint is that we wish there would've been more.
Same goes for our other choice, the biscuits with fried chicken and gravy. Seems like the way to approach Sunday Sauce is to get saucy with a big group of people. In that case, all the dishes are tried and, with the bottomless booze option, brunch is pretty darn affordable.
In that case, you probably won't even need dessert. A three-milk cake with caramel praline sauce is moist. For chocolate lovers, there's also a flourless chocolate torte with fresh berries and whipped cream.
All in all, "Sunday Sauce" brunch is a great place to vibe out on Sundays and get saucy without breaking the bank.
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