Brunch has a reputation for being… how should I say… a little “fancy shmancy”. But at pop-up restaurant Eating House, they’re doing things quite differently. Imagine all of your childhood favorites fused with some of the most amazing ingredients. A little unconventional, The ‘Wakin’ & Bacon Brunch’ is our new favorite and here’s why:
For starters, we always have to support our local talent. Chef & Owner Giorgio Rapicavoli is a Miami native who competed and became the first ever Miami winner on the Food Network television series Chopped, which aired earlier this year. With his winnings, Rapicavoli conceptualized and opened his own restaurant giving him the freedom to create the menu items of his dreams. A glimpse at his creations will make you ever-so-grateful that he did!
The only way to start Sunday brunch in Miami is with Tang mimosas while preparing to work your way through the menu. Here’s a tip: DO NOT BRUNCH ALONE. Chances are Rapicavoli’s menu will have you drooling over more than one item and the only way to fulfill every craving is to come prepared to share – your friends will thank you later.
The Cap’n Crunch pancakes will no doubt leave you in a food coma and the “BK hash browns” put the real BK hash browns to shame. If French toast is your favorite brunch item then you’ve gotta try the Coconut ‘French Toast’. This twist on the classic is made with King’s Hawaiian rolls, drizzled with coconut caramel and topped with toasted coconut and lime zest. Decadent and delicious are the only two words that come to mind.
Feel like having dessert with your brunch? Eating House offers two dishes that are impossible to choose from, which can only mean one thing…get both! The ‘Breakfast’ dessert is made up of a cookie crisp mousse, milk panna cotta, candied cereal and house-made coffee salt. The ‘Smores’ includes a dark chocolate brownie, salted caramel, graham cracker mousse, and is topped with marshmallow fluff.
If you haven’t already tried Sunday brunch at Eating House – I suggest you hurry. This Wakin’ & Bacon Brunch is only being served out of Café Ponce until the end of July and you’re going to want to taste what all the hype is about.
Brunch is served only on Sunday’s from Noon to 5pm and reservations are available in advance for parties of 8 or more only. Café Ponce isn’t a huge space so I suggest getting there early. Rush hour is around 1-2pm and you’ll most likely be waiting around for a table, but trust us, it’s so worth the wait!
804 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
Written By: Suzie Peruyero