33 Kitchen celebrates its grand opening last week at 3195 Commodore Plz. in Coconut Grove, the former home of Bombay Darbar. The name is a nod to the Grove‘s zip code, 33133, as well as a lucky number for chef-owner Sebastian Fernandez. His Peruvian-inspired menu includes dishes with no more than six ingredients each, which Fernandez says is intended to highlight individual flavors, like a yellowfin tuna tiradito with yuzu, ginger, tobiko and jalapeno, or traditional lomo saltado with beef tenderloin, red onion, tomato and soy sauce. The menu will change based on availability of ingredients since the focus is on sourcing only the freshest produce and proteins. Among the standouts are a Peruvian fried rice, a refreshing corvina ceviche and aji de gallina chicken in a spicy yellow chili sauce topped with a 64-degree cooked egg. Desserts, such as tres leches, are homemade, indulgent and worth saving room for. Here is more information about 33 Kitchen :
According to New Times :
“Even though it features colorful, Peruvian-inspired fare, 33 is all about getting back to basics. Chef Fernandez’s menu strips down the frills of upscale dining and returns the focus to the food. Fernandez says he’s grown “tired of overwhelming plates,” which is why each dish at 33 contains only five ingredients or fewer. Why the numbered name? The couple can provide a lengthy list of reasons why the digits are significant, but Jesus’ age at crucifixion, the couple’s home address, and the Grove’s zip code are among them. The pair redesigned the space and constructed all of the decorative details from scratch, and it shows in a homemade, charming way. The bar is built from copper and refurbished wood; a bicycle hangs high on a wall, and mason jars serve as light fixtures. The emphasis on simplicity fits right in with Peruvian cuisine, which Fernandez describes as simple but tasty and straightforward.” written by Julie Harans.
According to Real Deal :
“Fernandez will incorporate locally grown herbs and vegetables into the menu, as well as beer from local breweries. Items will include a “tiradito de snapper,” ginger, aji limo, yuzo, Peruvian corn and sweet potato Brussels sprouts; roasted garlic, pancetta and yogurt lamb chop; cured tuna with soy, radish and fried shitake and more. Prices will range from $9 to $20 per dish. The restaurant will be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Its name comes from the number 33 on the Newton scale – the temperature when water begins to boil.”
According to Yelp :
“This is my first review on Yelp. I had to write it as I just had the best Lomo Saltado of my life! I ordered the lomo and some ceviche (which was amazing as well!) We sat outside on the covered patio and had some really good craft beer. It is very well decorated and cozy. The server took great care of us making sure everything was alright and if we needed anything throughout the night. If you are in the grove and looking for some real good Peruvian inspired food, try this place out! You will not be disappointed!” written by Larry D. (rated 5 stars)
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