Hyde Beach Launches Sunday Brunch: Baked Eggs a la Jose Andres and a Side of Party
With the summer heat rolling in and the Miami brunch craze getting bigger than ever, Hyde Beach has jumped aboard and recently introduced weekend brunch with a side of party. Jose Andres could not miss an opportunity to indulge eaters with a spin on Spanish classics, some light and perfect for being in a teeny bikini, and some not so much.
All photos by Jose de las Casas
Newly appointed chef Tito Vargas rolled out the new menu two weeks ago. J'adore Sundays is the name of the game, and if you go for brunch you get to skip out on the hustle and bustle of the line and cover at the door. And that's not all -- there's a DJ, a rolling bar, and even a caricature artist who wears a beret and will paint your portrait at absolutely no cost. Short Order was invited to get a taste of the brunch festivities. Pictures after the jump.
Everyone is doing bloody mary bars, so Hyde Beach has thought up of something different. This rolling cart would have fit right in at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (we imagine it would have been in Don's office). It has found a home at Hyde Beach, where brunchers or partiers with bottle service will be able to get their libations spruced up beyond the traditional mixers. There's nothing wrong with a vodka soda, but a Moscow Mule or bloody mary while pool partying it up is so much better. The only thing missing to make this a home run are copper mugs to keep your Moscow Mule ice cold.
If you're in a bikini, chances are you want to watch what you're eating. Anything from the raw bar is entirely acceptable. The best way to go here is a mixed platter. Stone crab season may be over, but Hyde Beach has got Jonah crab claws. It's not the same, but it will satiate the craving. Alaskan king crab legs and Florida pink shrimp also make an appearance, and oysters or lobster tails are also available. The gems here are the sauces that come with it. Choose between a spicy cocktail sauce spiked with pineapple for a true taste of Florida, a gulf type tartar sauce or a caper remoulade that will turn any non-caper believer into one. Just don't tell them it has capers till they try it.
A DJ on the decks watches over his kingdom as he plays some tunes. Music goes from 11 a.m. to sundown.
Watermelon and caña de cabra cheese is a fantabulous idea. Tomato and pistachio add even more of a crunch element to this light and refreshing dish that's perfect for poolside ($14).