Now that the temperature has hit 30 degrees, Beijing’s 2 week long Spring is over and we are into Summer!
To celebrate the warmth, Migas have updated their already stellar “El Asador” meat-fueled brunch with a new Pintxos & Tapas Weekend Brunch. Widely regarded as having one of the best terraces in the city, now there is no reason to ever leave! Arrive for a late brunch on Saturday afternoon, enjoy a bit of day drinking and then just continue straight on into the evening! Migas, we know your dastardly plan!
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Migas has yet again drawn inspiration from their roots. In and around the Basque region in Spain, pintxos are traditional snacks eaten with friends and family in bars and restaurants. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pintxos are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread.
“We want to recreate the bustling vibes of the little local tapa &pintxo bars in Spain, bar tops laden with delicious little bites that you can help yourself to, and hot tapas made to order, all while enjoying a glass of cava or Spanish wine.” – The Migas Team
You’ll find many different varieties on offer – classics like ham and tuna, avocado and tomato, or tuna. Our favourite though has to be the eggplant. Smoky and juicy, it is a smash hit. While the toppings are all unique and truly a feast for your eyes with such a wide array of colors and textures to get you drooling, the base remains the same which is a bit of a carb-overload. Not to say that it isn’t good bread or that I’m promoting a carb-free diet, but if you’re strategizing to make the most of the limited stomach space you have, you’ll have to be careful not to fill up on too many pintxos too early on in the brunch game.
To really get the weekend party started, get the option to go with their very popular 2-hour free-flow – RMB 138 includes cava, house wines and soft drinks!
2-Hour Free-Flow Codorniu Sparkling Wine, House Wines, Soft Drinks for RMB 138
Spanish Ham + Tomato Pintxos
Gildas Pickled Vegetables Pintxos
Lacòn Cured Ham, Paprika & Mashed Potato Pintxos
Smoked Eggplant & Poached Quail Egg Pintxos
“Brandada” Cod Fish Emulsion Topped with Shrimp Pintxos
Tuna & Egg Salad with Asparagus & Crispy Anchovies Pintxos
Prawn Salad Pintxos
While the pintxos might get you off to a great start, make sure that you save room for Migas’ Josper-oven roasted meat (it is heavenly!), several other types of tapas that are delivered to your table and giant seafood paellas coming around on carts throughout the brunch.
Lightly Fried Potatoes
Carts Carrying Giant Paella Pans Delivered Straight to Your Table
Savoury Sauteed Mushrooms
We left wishing that Josper ovens weren’t massive, expensive contraptions. The steak is so tender and yet has a beautiful smokey char on the outside of it.
Not forgetting the desserts, whilst they occupy a small position in the brunch, they pack a punch. The rice pudding was creamy and unctuous. The star for me though was the white chocolate brownie. Phenomenal. Very glad the portions are small, otherwise I would have wolfed down several kilos.
White Chocolate Brownies
Available all Weekend Long – be sure to book your table ahead!
Migas’ Pintxos & Tapas Brunch Details:
- Pintxos & Tapas Brunch: Available Every Saturday & Sunday from 12PM-3PM
- RMB 268 per person + RMB 138 for 2-hour Free-Flow Sparkling Codorniu, House Wine, Soft Drinks
- Address: Sanlitun North. Nali Patio 6 Floor. Beijing. 三里屯北街81号那里花园6层.
- Tel: 5208 6061
- Website: www.migasbj.com
Kristen Lum has an accomplished background in PR, communications and events in China. Born and raised in California, Kristen has been based in Beijing since 2006 and is founder of the lifestyle blog called LumDimSum, covering mostly restaurant news and reviews alongside upcoming events around town that relate to Beijing’s muti-faceted, quickly-developing creative industries like art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel tips.