The menu showcases recently appointed executive chef Angelina Bastidas’ twist on traditional Latin cuisine with a three-course, prix fixe menu for $27 per person.
Start off slowly with a garbanzo salad featuring peperonata and red-wine vinaigrette; gazpacho with red pepper and tomato; or the smoothie of the day served alongside a fruit salad.
The first course gives the impression the brunch experience will be light and airy. But make no mistake. Weekends at Piripi mean one thing: The dishes grow larger as you go, so leave some room for what's next.
For the main plate, go for the serrano benedict with manchego hollandaise; the egg-white frittata with peppers, caramelized onion, and spinach, served with toast and potatoes; or something more traditional, like scrambled eggs with bacon and chorizo, toast, and potatoes.
If you're more of a lunch-bruncher, try the burger. Topped with red-onion marmalade, manchego, and garlic aioli, it's the perfect size for a midday bite.
The term "espectacular" applies to the dessert. The menu boasts torrijas with dark chocolate and whipped cream; crema catalana with creamy custard and broiled turbinado sugar; arroz con leche with homemade smoked cinnamon ice cream; and a classic ice-cream sandwich with Piripi's homemade ice cream of the day smashed between Maria cookies.
"Piripi" is Spanish slang for "boozy," and it wouldn't be weekend brunch without a little buzz. Enjoy bottomless sangria and mimosas for an additional $17 per person.
And while you're eating, chat about the restaurant's weird scandal involving head chef Najat Kaanache and accusations of deception and employee mistreatment.
Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and reservations, visit piripimiami.com or call 305-448-2423.
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