Earning the seal of approval from the Peruvian government is no small feat. Only a handful of restaurants have been given the authority to expand their franchise into other countries as ambassadors of Peru, and if MPP Brickell-Mi Propiedad Privada is any indicator of the quality required to do so, it's easy to see why the list is so small. Their classic Peruvian cuisine centers around the country's signature dish––ceviche––which is prepared by their chefs using skills learned during training in Lima, Peru. Fish, crabmeat, and assorted seafood simmer in a mild yellow-pepper sauce in MPP's traditional ceviche, while the old-style recipe calls for marinating fish in citrus juice longer than usual. The chefs also grill seafood and tender cuts of beef for their main entrees.
The chic dining room and lounge features stark red and white color schemes, and floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the room in Miami sunshine and evil glares from that mean old moon. The eatery is host to convivial nights seven days a week, many of which often pour out onto MPP's patio.
Though the dining room of Sake Room Express fills with the spicy and citrusy aromas of Japanese soups and steaming hot appetizers, the main attraction?sushi?doesn't steam at all. A spread of 26 rolls, with or without rice, ranges from the more traditional lemon-tuna roll to eclectic creations such as the Black Hawk roll, which combines shrimp tempura, cream cheese, asparagus, and spicy honey-lemon mayo. Cooked entrees, such as skewers of teriyaki-marinated or katsu-style breaded steak and chicken fresh from the grill, bring a different kind of heat.
As its name implies, NY Bagels and Deli equips customers with all the stacked sandwiches and freshly baked bagels one would expect from a New York City deli. In the morning, cream cheese, lox, and eggs rest between bagel halves. In the afternoon, it's corned beef, baked ham, and salami. Even leafy salads, filled with grilled chicken and dried fruit, come with a choice of a bagel or bagel chips. Hot and cold coffee drinks, as well as more than a dozen smoothies, accompany dishes such as pizza and wings—two recent additions to the menu.
Sister to a Jerusalem restaurant, Beit Burger cooks up all kinds of kosher Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine. All baked goods here are Pas Yisroel, and the meats and poultry are glatt kosher as well. The chefs craft a menu filled with falafel, chicken liver, shawarma, schnitzels, and more. They can also customize catering menus for special events such as birthdays, cocktail parties, office parties, luncheons, and meetings.
Holy Bagels & Pizzeria Downtown serves up Kosher meals bookended by bagels for breakfast and pizza later in the day. Breakfast brings a flurry of entrees that go beyond typical day starters with skakshuka (eggs cooked in a veggie sauce) and a bagel platter with smoked salmon and the works. But the variety doesn't end there. Throughout the day, housemade focaccia bread still warm from the oven becomes the base for sandwiches stuffed with Mediterranean treats like fried eggplant, hardboiled eggs, and hummus. Chefs also build plates of pasta and a fish specialties, including pecan-encrusted salmon. If that's not enough inspiration to eat every meal here for the rest of your life, two dozen kosher sushi rolls keep the party going and signature pizzas pop out of the oven with toppings like spicy tuna or pesto sauce.
Growing up in Colombia, John Schott knew that he wanted to spend his life helping others. Now, as a young entrepreneur and innovative whole-food chef, John believes he’s doing just that, one bite at a time. At LifeFood Gourmet, John and company have assembled a menu built around nourishment and rejuvenation. Everything is made from scratch, right down to the condiments. The homemade veggie burger, for instance, is a mixture of sweet potato and zucchini, and the signature burrito features a gluten-free tortilla, pumpkinseed Mexican–style pâté, and avocado. Even the drink selection screams healthy, with different shakes and elixirs concocted to strengthen the immune system or deliver a better energy boost than chugging a racecar’s motor oil.