Hello ! Welcome back to my blog! This is a post that I've been wanting to share with you for the longest time. Let's say it's a little overdue since I get asked a lot what are my favorite places to have Brunch. That's a tough question because there are so many good restaurants that offer an amazing spread as well as a good deal ($).
I was invited to experience the lively Rosé Brunch at Nautilus Cabana Club. The brunch consists of a decadent buffet spread and sounds by a live Cuban band. It was amazing, I think one of the best Brunches I've ever been too, something to do with great food and live music. Food was amazing and they had a large variety of options, from a BYO charcuterie board to a Paella (I know Paella). If that wasn't enough they have a beautiful dessert spread, my favorite were the pistachio macaroons and the tres leches. So go a have Brunch poolside and check out this amazing spot! Definitely will be coming back for more!
Below some of the pictures I took, caution - may cause serious drooling!
Cibo Wine Bar is the biggest Italian restaurant in South Beach, so if you are traveling with a large group this would be your go to. Once you are there is the like an all day affair, they have unlimited options of food (as seen on my IG). I've hosted a couple of Brunches myself and the feedback has always been positive, people always go back for more! Did I mention they have half priced bottles of bubbly? Well if you don't believe me go see it for yourself! (Miami Spice Menu available)
Bakehouse Brasserie, where should I begin? The decoration of this place makes you feel like you've entered an eaterie in Paris. It's one of the most Instagrammable places in South Beach. Their signature brunch items include Stuffed Croissant French Toast (yes it's a real thing), Classic Benedict, Avocado Toast, and the Parisian Burger (5 stars). It's very hard to choose when the location invites you stay for endless hours sipping on mimosas and enjoying a little piece of France in our backyard. Just so you know they are also participating in Miami Spice with a pre-fixed brunch menu for $23 (it doesn't get better than that).
There are endless possibilities in South Beach and if you are in town take advantage of the restaurants that offer a special Miami Spice Menu. There is also a series of events that you can go and get a taste of almost all of the great restaurants in South Beach, the most recent one was ExperienceSOFI
Experience SOFI is an exclusive culinary tour that chauffeurs VIP guests from one famed restaurant to the next for a behind-the-scenes taste of Miami Beach’s South of Fifth luxurious neighborhood. The last edition of this magnificent event was July 9th, 2017 were hundreds of people wandered through amazing restaurants like Joe's Stone Crab, Red Steakhouse, The Local House and of course Bakehouse Brasserie and Cibo Wine Bar. I hope you got a chance to live this experience via my IG stories,it was a special takeover with my friend Mari from Casa Gioia. She said and I quote "best food and spread was from Cibo and Bakehouse".
South Beach Seafood Festival kicks off Miami’s globally-recognized stone crab season every October in the best way that South Beach knows how! This is not your typical Seafood Festival, but a high-end experience that showcases the talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds via a diverse group of events. It's happening October 17 - October 21st, a full week of foodie events (best week ever). I will be doing a special preview at Toro Toro this month so stay tuned for more details about this event! For all of you interested in attending this year's edition of the best seafood festival I have a 20% off code for you, just enter MOTAPARLA at checkout. Can't wait to see you all there!
And that's a wrap! If you visit any of the restaurants listed above make sure to tag me in your pictures and feel free to reach out if you want any specific recommendation from their menu!