By Melanie Galarce
Nautilus (1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach) can be found inside the swanky SIXTY Hotel on South Beach, and, if you’re into feeling the SoBe glam, it also offers an unlimited rosé brunch you’re definitely going to want to check out this summer. Designed with mid-century roots, the Nautilus Cabana Club at the hotel offers fresh brunch cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients and the simplicity of beachside dining. Do you need anything else to have a Sunday Funday success? Probably not.
Menu highlights: Brunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet experience for $55 per person, accompanied by the live beats of a Cuban band, Chaing y Su Trova Espiritúana, from 11:30AM until 3:30PM. You’ll be able to enjoy all the brunch favorites like charcuterie, cheese, quinoa, and eggs, but also experience a bit of flavor with paella, churrasco, truffle gnocchi, and a variety of mouth-watering flatbread creations.
Standout dish: I was a die-hard fan of the Avocado Toast and probably consumed a whole basket of this dish. My husband and I made our way to the buffet several times to stack up on another serving. Another highlight? The endless amount of pastries on deck that give you plenty of options to pack on the lbs (calories don’t count on the weekends, right?) You’ll definitely want to save space for the amazing dessert selections that include freshly baked cakes and cookies, tres leches (my personal fav,) and creme brûlée, among other finger-licking sugary treats.
Are we boozing? Of course we are. This brunch includes unlimited rosé, which seems pretty much like the perfect way to end the weekend. If you’re growing a tiny human like me, you can order fresh juices like this pineapple, strawberry and mint smoothie that was so good, I sorta kinda forgot about all rosé I was unable to consumer.
Check this place out if you like: Unlimited buffet brunch options where you can stay the afternoon, enjoy the view, and have a really darn good time with friends. Live music is also a plus.
Mel’s take: There are those few-and-far-between times where you make it out to South Beach and remember what all the fuss is all about. It’s a pretty magical place and it’s no wonder thousands flock to visit from all over the world. Brunch at Nautilus felt like a momentary tropical vacation. Removed from all the hustle and bustle of my work week, I took some time to enjoy good music, a great view, and, most importantly, an amazing meal.
Pro tip: Valet your car for only $12 (with validation). All of us who frequent South Beach know that’s a total steal and added plus to take the trek to SoBe.