Bar FoxThursday 26 Jul 2018 4:02 pm
A maravilloso slice of Mexico has come to the coolest corner of Leicester Square this month with a Frida Kahlo-inspired Mexican brunch.
Leicester Square Kitchen is hosting the vibrant bottomless brunch, accompanied by a massive Latino soundtrack that will turn your average Saturday morning into the party of the summer.
A pisco sour or Margarita will be there to welcome you before the bottomless prosecco comes out – but this brunch is far from all about the drinks.
First course is small plates-style from the counter (yes, you can have as much as you like) and includes sea bass ceviche, heritage tomato ceviche, tostaditas of shredded crab and spicy ginger mayo or smoked tuna with tequila-lime mustard, and salads of avocado and corn or crispy duck and pomegranate with papaya.
Mains are served from the grill and designed to share. Lamb cutlets with red anticucho are succulent, tasty and arrive sizzling hot on a stone – turn and take them off when they are done to your liking.
Stone bass with crushed Andean chill lime sea salt is delicious, lightly spiced with perfectly crispy skin.
Top of our list (just taking it from the sensational lamb) is the seared 28-day-aged 6oz rib-eye steak, with cumin, garlic and coriander. One of the most flavoursome pieces of steak weve had in some time. If that had been buffet style, we would never have left.
What we didnt try, but wished we had: Corn-fed chicken with garlic, oregano and aji amarillo; seared robata tenderstem broccoli, charred kale and shimeji mushroom anticucho, served in hot clay pot.
Mains are served with Mexican-spiced rice with cilantro and lime and chilli-salted black beans.
Pudding is a selection of three to share – youll be hard pressed to pick your favourite. Without spoiling any more of the surprises, the theme is very much light, fresh and fruity: lime, coconut sorbet, berries and mango.
Oh – and its all beautiful and highly photogenic. Even those who are so over food photos will find it hard to resist a snap.
We added a few Modelo beers to take us back to sunny days in Mexico City. If we hadnt, the bill would have come to £50 per person with a Pisco Sour or Margarita and bottomless prosecco.
The Clasico option is £35, with the welcome cocktail only. For £60, you can upgrade the full experience to champagne instead of prosecco.
Expect to see people dancing as the DJ brings out every Latino classic youve ever loved and many to add to your playlist.
Shazam at the ready…
The brunch comes as part of the hotels partnership with the V&A, where the hit new exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up is on until 4 November. The brunch runs from this Saturday 28 July and every second Saturday until 3 November.
From £35/£50/£60 per head from 12.30pm – 4.30pm.
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