Chotto Matte, the pioneering global Nikkei dining destination with locations in London, Toronto and Miami Beach (and upcoming outposts in Doha, Riyadh, San Francisco and Beverly Hills), will transport guests to the heart of the Peruvian jungle with the launch of its Jungle Brunch on October 9. The immersive brunch will be available every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. in Chotto Matte Miami’s expansive dining room, complete with exotic beats, wild atmosphere and live DJs to welcome guests to the jungle in style. A portion of sales from the Sunday brunch will be donated to the South Florida Wildlife Center, one of the highest-volume wildlife trauma hospitals in the United States.
“We are thrilled to launch Jungle Brunch at Chotto Matte Miami,” says Jordan Sclare, Global Executive Chef of Chotto Matte. “Our team has been working hard to curate an exciting new menu of jungle-inspired dishes and cocktails that complement the vibrant atmosphere, tropical beats and lush surroundings that will ensure guests have a brunch experience unlike any other in Miami.”
Chotto Matte’s new brunch will feature two unique sharing-style menus: Jungle Brunch ($75 per person) and Vegetarian Jungle Brunch ($65 per person). Keeping with the theme, each menu features dishes elevated by herbs, spices and citrus fruits found in the Peruvian jungle. Those who opt for the Jungle Brunch menu will start the experience with mouthwatering appetizers, including Oak-Smoked Salmon Tostada, Bao Pato Crujiente, Edamame and Jungle Ceviche, a spin on Chotto’s classic ceviche that incorporates three types of fish rather than just one. Guests will then enjoy a selection of tableside torched sushi, including the Sato Maki and Spicy Tuna Roll. Before digging into Chotto Matte’s Dessert Platter, guests can choose three robata grill favorites from a selection of options, including the Spicy Chicken Karaage with a special Nikkei rub; the Gambas a la Parrilla, Argentinian red shrimp flavored to perfection in a spicy coconut marinade; or the BBQ Huacatay Broccoli with Peruvian black mint, red chili and cilantro.
The Vegetarian Jungle Brunch menu starts with appetizers including the King Oyster Mushroom Tostada spiced with Peruvian aji panca chili, Bao Shiitake Tempura, Edamame and Lychee Ceviche with fresh Peruvian corn. For sushi, guests can indulge in the El Jardin Roll with sake soy bok choy, shiso, cauliflower and pea purée. From the robata grill, they can choose from a selection of options, including the savory Arroz Chaufa with Peruvian vegetables, egg fried rice, and spicy sesame soy.
Guests can imbibe with Chotto Matte’s new Free-Flowing Champagne & Cocktails Package ($90), which includes a selection of jungle-themed craft cocktails and free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Brut. Exotic, colorful cocktails span the menu, including the Sach’ara, made with Codigo 1530 Blanco tequila, mezcal espadin, watermelon, raspberry, hibiscus, mirin, roco and lime; Lima Bellini, with Caravedo quebranta pisco, banana, lychee, lime and prosecco and Morning Bird, with Bacardí Añejo Cuatro, Aperol, pineapple, shrub and lime. The Nikkei hot spot is even offering a jungle-inspired take on the classic bloody mary, the Inca Mary, with Tito’s vodka, guava glaze, soy and tomato. Guests who reserve a Free-Flowing Champagne & Cocktails Package from 1-2 p.m. will be invited to the bar to order their first drinks and enjoy passed appetizers from the menu ahead of being escorted to their table.
To complete the experience, diners will receive a small bottle of Chotto Matte’s limited-edition yellow anticucho sauce, created by Chef Sclare and freshly prepared in-house.
Chotto Matte is located at 1666 Lenox Avenue in Miami Beach. Call 305.690.0743 or visit chotto-matte.com/miami. Follow Chotto Matte on Facebook and Instagram. #ComeAsYouAre
About Chotto Matte
Chotto Matte is a global restaurant brand set up in London in 2013 by renowned restaurateur Kurt Zdesar. Chotto Matte restaurants celebrate the very best of authentic and innovative Nikkei cuisine, set in vibrant, stylish architectural spaces in exciting city locations around the world. Nikkei is a unique blend of Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions, a lively combination of ingredients and techniques. Chotto Matte’s innovative menu stays true to the Nikkei staples – Ceviche, Tiradito, Anticucho BBQ, Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura – while ensuring the ingredients are organic and sustainably sourced. Find out more here: www.chotto-matte.com.