My Ceviche Brickell Opens Today: Sam Gorenstein Reveals What's New (Photos)
|Interior seating at My Ceviche in Brickell|
Certain things make ceviche taste better: the crunch of spiced popcorn, the piquant flavors of chili peppers, the burst of citrus from a squeeze of orange or lime.
But the menu at the new My Ceviche has something else -- something beyond the red onions, herbs, and aji. At the S. Miami Ave. location, which debuts today, ceviche is also paired with quinoa and rice.
"After operating in South Beach, we noticed a lot of people asking for a side of rice with their ceviches. In Brickell, we've added ceviche bowls to the menu. There's also an addition of quinoa bowls and burritos stuffed with quinoa," says Sam Gorenstein, who co-owns the seafood concept alongside partner Roger Duarte. (Duarte and his stone crab company, George Stone Crab, were the subject of a recent story in Businessweek.)
The ceviche bowls are available with fish, octopus, shrimp, or a combination of all three. These can be layered atop coconut-jasmine rice, mixed lettuces, or cilantro-quinoa ($9.95). Burrito bowls are proffered at the same price, but with cooked seafood options and the additional option of tuna ($11.95). The rest of the menu is identical to SoBe.
|All photos by Emily Codik|
|Menu and the signature fish at My Ceviche in Brickell|
For the duo, the biggest change is the eatery's seating. SoBe is a to-go concept; Brickell has 32 seats. This includes bar chairs by a window ledge, communal tables, and outdoor seats on the patio near the sidewalk.
But there's also a runner. "We have the same service-style as South Beach here, except there will be a runner taking orders to tables," says Gorenstein. "This is more fast casual."