Arriba, Arriba! Get your passports out, the Urban Picnic goes Latin! It’s mid-week, the perfect time to start planning your Friday brunch, is it not? Well, I’ve got news for you. The Urban Picnic at 3-in-1 in at Vida Downtown has just launched its ‘Latin American Brunch’ concept that serves culinary delights from across the continent.
In true Fiesta style, you’ll revel in the contagious beats of Latin music spun by the in-house DJ, while sinking your teeth into delectable meats fresh off the grill, hot and cold tapas, and of course, nachos!
What had me coming back for more? In first place, the rib-eye steak was just the way I like it, medium at its core with a generous flow of gravy and chimichurri on top. Second, were the jumbo prawns that were uber easy to peel as the shell just fell right off. And it’s a tie at third: the loaded nachos covered in beef and bean chili, melted cheese, sour cream and guacamole on the side, and finally, the beef empanada with its crisp outer pocket and juicy minced meat filling.
Latin America is said to produce about 40% of the world’s coffee, so it goes without saying that the Latin Brunch edition of the Urban Picnic at 3-in-1 in Vida Downtown had a sweet station dedicated to desserts made with this special main ingredient. All-time greats such as panna cotta, cupcakes, creme brûlée, and cheesecake to name a few, were infused with the indulgent flavor of café, which made it a coffee lover’s haven.
Of course, a Latin American soirée cannot be complete without drumsticks of churros that were drumming a mamba beat to my heart. I couldn’t choose between a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or a drizzle of chocolate syrup, so hence I opted for both. And if you are feeling a bit tutti frutti, the cooler station had a wide selection of fresh fruits, tarts crowned with meringue and berries, cream custard, and homemade ice-cream.
I surely met, if not exceeded, my sugar quota for the week! So book your next Friday Brunch Vida Downtown mi chicas and chicos. Olé!