Can’t make it to Cantalonia for brunch next Sunday ? Do the next best thing and make your way to Barceloneta Restaurant in Miami Beach http://barcelonetarestaurant.com/south-beach/. To call this Spanish import a “tapas” restaurant would do it a disservice. It is much more. The decor is definitely Spanish. Smoky wood furnishings and long tables are present. So is excellent customer service and delicious food.
Their brunch offering are ecclectic in a very good way. We started with a glass of sangria and a mimosa to get our Spanish journey started. Croque Monsier was up first. They put a spanish spin on this iconic french sandwich with serrano ham. Next we tried the Caracoles a La Llauna, which is escargot with rabbit sausage. Both were uniquely good. I loved how you sink the light pastry puffs in the escargot to soak up all of it’s flavors. Next up was their Revuelto De Gambas, which is best described as eggs w/langostines and caramalized onions. Pure heaven. The flavors just burst on the palette. We finished our Spanish culinary trip with the Torrijas.That is Spanish French Toast with quince butter and apple and maple syrup. They soak the bread overnight in the batter so it permeates in every inch of the bread when they cook it in the morning. It was incredible.
Save $900 for a flight to Barcelona and just go to Barceloneta. You will leave happy.
‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh ~ Freelance Photojournalist ~ Bon Vivant Blogger
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