Beginning Saturday, July 4, 2015, SOHO Bay, Brazil’s modern Japanese-inspired concept, now on South Beach at 520 West Avenue, will offer a delectable, à la carte brunch, complete with a complimentary side of stunning waterfront views. Every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4PM, Executive Chef Ricky Sauri will craft Japanese brunch dishes with a twist. And those so inclined to imbibe, can opt for bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for an additional $25.
Brunch-goers can take in the bay breeze and enjoy unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline at the 200-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant. Dishes prepared by Chef Sauri, a 20-year restaurant veteran and Nobu alum, will include Spring Duck Salad – seared foie torchon, crispy duck skin, baby greens, white currant, shiso crouton and honey truffle dressing; Vegan Kabocha Pancakes – kabocha pancakes with plum syrup, figs and tofu whipped cream; and All In One – Brazilian sausage, breaded and runny duck egg, boniato hash, eel sauce and miso buns.
Additional brunch items will pay tribute to global Asian cuisines with dishes such as Korean Scramble – scrambled eggs with octopus, squid, mussels, scallions, chunky soy and kimchi cucumber; fresh Eel – breaded eel, baked tamago, crispy sweet potato and eel sauce; and Buns & Fries – pork belly, quail egg, heirloom tomatoes, watercress, house tonkatsu sauce and boniato chips. Patrons can end their afternoon on a sweet note with Green Tea & Brown Sugar soufflé as well as a rotating assortment of house-made desserts. Brunch aficionados traveling by sea can also partake in SOHO Bay’s weekend brunch with a complimentary yacht-to-restaurant shuttle service (by making prior arrangements with the restaurant). A private boating dock with close to 30 slips will be available at SOHO Bay in late 2015.
In addition to weekend brunch, the restaurant is introducing a revamped dinner menu featuring eight new, reasonably priced, menu items. Chef Sauri’s newest SOHO Specialties includeSalmon Ponzu ($15) – orange, white soy, hot sesame oil and crispy sweet potato; while SOHO Rolls offerings expand with options of Spicy Hamachi ($18) – scallions, kisame, wasabi and jalapeno sauce; and Salmon Truffle Avocado ($17) – scallions, avocado, truffle sauce. New Composed Plates feature Sautéed Spicy Shrimp ($27) – tomatillo, jicama, kumquats and spicy pepper sauce; and Halibut Sake Kasu ($33) – broiled halibut, celery, cilantro and spicy Korean sauce.
Of course, diners can continue to enjoy fan favorites including SOHO Ceviche ($17) – heirloom tomatoes, red onions, Brazilian peppers, citrus juice and biquinho dressing; Mac & Uni ($37) – Chinese sausage, cut udon noodles, uni cheese, nori and roasted tomatoes; and Seafood Stone Bowl ($30) – rice, mixed seafood, carrots, scallions, nori, kimchi and egg.
Beginning Saturday, July 4, SOHO Bay brunch will be available every Saturday and Sunday, from Noon to 4PM. SOHO Bay is located at 520 West Avenue in Miami Beach. Dinner is servedTuesday – Thursday from 6PM to 11PM; Friday – Saturday from 6PM to Midnight; and Sunday from 6PM to 11PM. Valet parking available. Telephone: (786) 618-2788;www.sohobayrestaurant.com.