Written by: Katrina Vargas Vila
Batch has rolled out a brand new menu that’s all about hearty, feel good food. You know, the kind that’s good for the soul. The menu is creative and unexpected, not the food you’d expect from a restaurant that offers the perfect atmosphere to watch a game. Everything we ordered was served family style and served in generous portions.
Our meal began with a Cocktail Flight. A sampling of four cocktails that are carefully crafted with fresh ingredients, made in batches, and ran through a carbonator. Batch aims for consistency and your favorite cocktails are always on tap.
I love a perfectly cooked sunny-side up egg. I especially love it when it’s crispy on the outside and adds a decadent creaminess to whatever I’m eating. Blending the Chef’s southern roots and training in French cuisine, the Egg & Cheese Biscuit Skillet stands out with a creamy béchamel sauce. Thinly sliced green onion adds a fresh kick. This skillet isn’t just for breakfast. So if you’re craving breakfast for dinner or need a late night meal after a night out, this will be waiting for you at Batch.
This Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Pizza was one of my favorite things of the night. If you love a good veggie pizza, this is for you! The mushrooms added great texture and the garlic confit made this pizza so savory.
Now this right here is the dish that built Batch – the Loaded Mac Attack. Gnocchi, gruyere cheese, and Dorito dust. Yup, you read that right! The idea of adding Doritos was actually suggested by a customer! But there’s more. This is just the foundation. All this is served under thin and crispy truffle fries with fresh Rosemary! The truffle was light enough that even my Hubby liked this dish (and he’s not a fan of truffle). Make this Loaded Mac Attack your own by piling it high with your choice of toppings. Every Monday for lunch you can stack unlimited toppings as high as you can – for $12.
The GFV Roasted Cauliflower & Charred Carrots offers a delicious blend of South Asian flavors. Gluten free? Check. Vegan? Check! Not vegan? Don’t worry, I promise you won’t even miss the meat. The variety of texture and flavor will leave you feeling satisfied. You could literally smell the curry and coconut the second it was placed on the table. The carrots were amazing, the cauliflower was perfect. This dish has a kick, so pair it with something light and refreshing like their Cucumber Cooler cocktail.
The Nashville Hot Fried Chicken has a spiced crust that’s hot but not too hot. In true Southern fashion, it’s served with biscuits and pickle chips. A decadent bacon butter and fresh green tomato jam comes on the side.
My dessert was actually an item from their brunch menu. Every Saturday and Sunday, Batch serves their signature cheese fritters. The Special Edition Cherry & Cheese Fritters were so yummy! Cherries are in full season right now so they were nicely incorporated into the fritters and also served on the side. They were glazed with what the Chef coined the Entourage Glaze, so subtle flavors of pineapple and guava were nicely incorporated (just like their Entourage cocktail). The final touch of powdered sugar made this sweet enough to call dessert any day of the week!
Don’t miss out on their cocktails!
Toasted Pecan Whiskey Sour: Pecan-Infused Whiskey, Housemade Sour Mix, Egg White, Brandied Cherry, Chicory Bitters
Peach-Mint Smash: Herradura Silver Tequila, Peach, Mint Syrup, Housemade Pomegranate Grenadine
Batch is Brickell’s neighborhood gastropub serving delicious food that is locally sourced in an atmosphere that’s fun and lively. Make them your go-to for great food and drinks any day of the week!
30 SW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33130