Nestled in the heart of Wynwood, Beaker & Gray quickly became one of Miami’s must-try dining destinations since opening in late 2015. Now, Chef/Owner Brian Nasajon is introducing a long-awaited weekend brunch, and is spicing up the menu with a variety of brand new seasonal dishes.
Effective immediately, Wynwood-goers can pop into Beaker & Gray for Nasajon’s take on America’s favorite weekend repast – brunch. The new menu, which is served Saturday from 11AM to 4PM and all day Sunday from 11AM to 11PM, includes Colds, Savory, Shared and Sweet dishes. Colds include Nova Lox ($14) – horseradish, ikura and sour dough; and Bread N’ Spreads ($13) – chicken liver pâté, roasted garlic cream and fruit compote. Savory selections feature worldly takes on iconic brunch dishes such as Waffle Panini ($15) – pork belly rillette, Gruyere and maple mustard; Omelet Dumplings ($13) – chorizo, cilantro, rocoto; Croque Madame ($17) – oxtail, Gruyere and sourdough; and Shrimp N’ Polenta ($16) – blue corn, bacon and pineapple. In keeping with Beaker & Gray’s service style, guests can enjoy Shared dishes inspired by Spanish and Latin cuisine, such as Chilaquiles ($18) – pollo asado, yucca and chipotle; Spanish Tortilla ($16) – chorizo, spuds and olives; and Parillada ($28) – skirt steak, chorizo, Nueske’s bacon and organic chicken thigh.
Last but not least, Beaker & Gray’s Pastry Chef John Maieli has baked up a selection of Sweet servings. The talented pâtissier pays homage to classic American staples and adds a twist to Sticky Buns ($12) – cinnamon, pecans and vanilla ice cream; an adult version of Toaster Strudel ($12) – puff pastry, Honeycrisp apples and ice cream; and Sourdough French Toast ($13) – bacon maple, leche condensada and puffed rice.
Brunch-goers can bypass the mimosas and delight in Owner/Bar Manager Ben Potts’ weekend creations including Beets By Gray ($10) – cava, Mandarine, Giffard Pamplemousse and beet sorbet; My Tie Fighter ($12) – Miami Club rum, Smith & Cross rum, chai, acid-adjusted pineapple; and Teenage Mutant Ginger Turtle ($12) – Reyka vodka, tomatillo, ginger and house pepper blend.
Once again, Nasajon takes diners on a trip around the world with a revamped dinner menu. New must-try Bites include savory Mochi ($8) – bacalao, dill and scotch bonnet; and Papas Bravas ($10) – a spudtacular dish featuring rocoto, pesto and pearl onions. Colds include Black Kale ($13) – almonds, Rainier cherries and black radish; and Asian Pear ($13) – jamon Serrano, Cabrales and sherry. Last but not least, new Smalls and Not So Smalls include duck Pad Thai ($15) – peach and tamarind; Wellington ($28) – Wagyu brisket, puff pastry and Maitake mushrooms; and Chupe ($23) – sautéed shrimp with sushi rice and cilantro.
In addition to the new dinner menu items, Nasajon has introduced 4-course and 6-course prix fixe tasting menus, available nightly and priced at $40 and $60, respectively (excluding tax and gratuity). Happy Hour patrons can also experience new creations such as Grilled Cheese ($6) with chorizo and Swiss cheese; Cheesy Fries ($6) with aji amarillo and queso fresco; and Croquettes ($7) with Wagyu, Manchego cheese and jerk-aioli.
Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, Noon to 4PM; dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM, and Friday and Saturday from 6PM to Midnight. Brunch is served Saturday from 11AM to 4PM and Sunday from 11AM to 11PM. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4PM-7PM & Monday through Thursday, 11PM to 2AM.
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Information provided by Carolina Navarro/Larry Carrino, Brustman Carrino Public Relations