We've never been reticent when it comes to both our love of brunch and our love of Downtown LA's modern haven Miro restaurant. So when we found out that Miro was now serving weekend brunch, we knew that it was a match made in foodie heaven. We can spend all day praising their other-worldly charcuterie and their extremely satisfying pastas, so I was initially a wee bit disappointed when I saw their brunch menu was made of more run-of-the-mill brunch offerings, like pancakes and Eggs Benny. But alas, my hesitation was misguided, as even their "commonplace" menu items boast a modern, luxe spin. Downtown might be a schlep and a half for many, but it's absolutely worth the trek for a tasty brunch in a beautiful dining room. Oh, and did we mention Bottomless Mimosas for $14? Done.
We started off with their Duck Egg Omelet, a luxe take on a classic French omelette, served with caviar, chives, and creme fraiche. It was light and fluffy, while the caviar added a nice brine and the crème fraiche was cold and creamy. A lovely, easy way to start the meal, and definitely a dish you can't go wrong with.
Next, we moved onto something a bit heavier with their Italian Benedict. They swapped out the typical ham with their house-made prosciutto (yay! charcuterie!), and accompanied the dish with delicious little crispy potatoes. The benedict itself was quite good, with a silky, creamy hollandaise that boasted a bit of tang and mustard-y undertones. The eggs were poached beautifully, while the proscuitto was salty, meaty, and delicious. Another really good offering.
And onto the pièce de résistance: the fried chicken and waffles. Definitely the highlight of the brunch, the waffles were a bit crisp, providing a nice base for the delicious fried chicken. Sage butter and maple glaze added some fresh herbaceous notes and sweetness, respectively, while the chicken was fried perfectly. Definitely a must-have, and totally worth the trip!
Finally, we finished with the dessert-like Ricotta Pancakes, which were both fluffy and somehow a bit dense (from the ricotta, I presume). I definitely had to heap on quite a bit of maple syrup to get them a bit more moist, but the lemon curd and house churned butter were absolutely delicious. It was a sweet treat to end our meal, and satisfying for pancakes lovers and sweet tooths alike.
Overall, our brunch at Miro was a delightful, sophisticated affair. Though I think dinner is still my fave (those cocktails! The charcuterie! That squid ink corzetti!), their brunch offerings were quite good, with definitely a few standout bites (hello, fried chicken and waffles). With bottomless mimosas and their signature gorgeous space, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend a weekend morning than brunching here with a date or some friends.