The underground pop-up Benh Mi served Vietnamese home food kits all through the pandemic, drawing the consideration and loyalty of buyers who uncovered the Vietnamese specialties on Instagram.
Now, joined by his New York-based close friend Michael Kaplan, Executive Chef Benjamin Murray is opening a brick and mortar restaurant on Española Way in Miami Seashore.
All through the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray, fomerly Chef de Delicacies of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, started reimagining the legendary Banh Mi sandwiches.
“I started out making Banh Mi sandwiches throughout this time since it is my preferred sandwich. It’s savory, sweet, acidic, crunchy, and gentle chunk right after chunk,” he states. “I get in touch with it a taste bomb.”
Scheduled to open someday in February or March, Benh Mi restaurant will provide the popular sandwiches, which arrive on baguettes with fillings like lemongrass meatballs, herb roasted pork and char siu mushtrooms. You will also be able to order sides like spring rolls or inexperienced papaya salad with mango. All substances are produced in-household except the bread.
You can even get excess crunchy and spicy rooster tenders with 1 of Benh Mi’s popular sauces: Yuzu Kosho Ranch, Roasted Banana Ketchup or Tamarind BBQ.
Since Benh Mi will be open for breakfast as perfectly as lunch, meal and late-night eating, Murray and Kaplan are collaborating with Helen Kim of Oori Bakeshop for baked merchandise.
The restaurant will hook up instantly to the foyer of Esmé Miami Seashore, a new boutique lodge scheduled to open up in early 2021, and Murray and Kaplan plan to unveil pop-up situations and other area collaborations once it opens.
Kaplan, who owns and operates New York City’s Two Forks, seems to be forward to performing with his previous good friend.
”As awful and tragic as this pandemic has been for every person, specially our beloved restaurant field, reconnecting with old mates and collaborating on thrilling new projects has been a little bit of a silver lining,” he states.
Where: 1436 Washington Ave., Miami Seaside (Española Way)
Opening: February or March 2021