I love Peruvian food and we all know I can’t live without brunch. Therefore, brunchin’ at Pisco y Nazca in Doral was at the top of my list of priorities as they recently introduced new brunch items. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar is located in The Shops at Downtown Doral, it has an open kitchen and large bar filled with personality and soul.
Pisco and Nazca are two locations in Peru well known for their famous grape brandy drink called Pisco, and I definitely had my share of some. I’m a huge fan of tart drinks so Pisco Sours are always a great choice with its kick of fresh lime.
The server suggested I try the most loved dish on the menu called Cholo Benidicto. It is one of the most delicious items I’ve ever had for brunch! The base of the dish is sweet plantain cakes which are filled with pork belly chicharron, queso fresco, poached egg and finally topped with ricoto hollandaise. It’s a beautiful bite of sweet and savory. I also tried the tostones which are topped with flavorful pulled pork, avocado, salsa and aji amarilla mojo.
What’s a Peruvian meal without ceviche? Just one kind would not do, so I tried three different ceviche options: traditional, passion fruit, and cremoso. The traditional was my favorite, it is so refreshing and features raw seafood and lime. The yellow drink in the back is called Pisco Punch, it’s made with the notorious Peruvian soda called Inca Kola. If you are a fan of sweet cocktails, I would recommend this one!
With all the authentic Peruvian dishes I enjoyed, I still craved some traditional brunch dishes so I tried the avocado toast. However, even the avocado toast had a twist to it. The avocado is a puree combined with egg salad, very surprising and quite well done.
I ended brunch on a sweet note with the decadent French toast. The French toast is unique being that it is doused with rice crispies and accompanied with a cup full of dulce de leche, so you can choose the right level of sweetness. As you can see, I like it sinfully sweet.
Pisco y Nazca is a perfect location for a girl’s night, family occasion or a date night. If you’ve never tried Peruvian food, this is a wonderful start to exploring new and eclectic cuisine. I had an amazing time soaking in every ounce of Peruvian culture and love that is poured into the food at Pisco y Nazca. I know you will too, I urge you to check them out the next time you are in Doral!
Pisco y Nazca offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from opening to 4 p.m. with the option of bottomless sangria and champange cocktails available for $18.
Sheynelle Samaroo is a contributor for the South Florida Sage. She has a passion for pursuing and achieving her goals – including goals in the kitchen. There isn’t a recipe she won’t attempt at least once or a food she won’t try. She is always on the go, if she isn’t trying different foodie spot in South Florida, she delights in church activities and art museums. Her current project is working on her own lifestyle blog Sheynelle Number Five.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting at Pisco y Nazca. All opinions are my own.
All images appearing in this post photographed by Sheynelle.