Migas’ Saturday Brunch Gives Diners Spain’s traditional “Asador” Steak House
Always innovating and upping their game, Migas has done it again with their “Asador” Saturday brunch. The only Spanish restaurant in Beijing to have a proper charcoal barbecue oven, they are showcasing this special feature by displaying beautiful cuts of various roasted meat for all!
“Every week, on Saturdays, we will offer you the experience of a traditional ‘Asador’ in Spain, the Spanish Steak House. Our Executive Chef Aitor Olabegoya and head Chef Fernando Martínez Tabernero have created this new brunch concept focusing around the only real charcoal barbeque oven in town! ‘Asadores’ in Spain, and same ‘Rodicios’ in Brazil, are famous for the big roasted meat pieces and dried aged beef cuts - try for example pork ‘al pastor’, marinated chicken and brisket beef slow cooked, or stuffed duck, crispy pork belly and roasted lamb, and the Migas’ signature dish uniquely dry aged Black Angus ‘picaña’ (d-rump).” - The Migas Team
Designed especially for people who seek to fill up with a whole lot of protein in one sitting, this is carnivore heaven.
But rather than having the meat as a part of their stationary buffet line-up, Migas gets clever with their service strategy. In similar style to Cantonese restaurants, Migas carts around trollies to serve each table individually but swap out little dim sum baskets for some hunky, slow-cooked meat. And the best part is that everything is included – all the seconds and thirds you can stomach and there is so, so much!
When I found out that they were launching this new brunch to the public this past Saturday, March 21st, I was quick to rally up a table of 12 because a proper brunch calls for a proper celebration with Beijingers who know how to appreciate a brilliant brunch.
A few months ago, I was already praising Migas’ Spanish Sunday Brunch for their delicious variety of food stations strategically positioned all over the restaurant featuring charcuterie, raw salad, warm soups, oven grilled specials, paella and dessert. And this Asador brunch concept just brings Migas’ brunch concept to a whole new level. From what I understand, the original, more traditional Spanish brunch is still available on Sundays, but I encourage fellow foodies to give this Asador brunch a go!
Very reasonably priced at RMB 210 per person, this is inclusive of all food including the meat trollies! There’s an add-on option of RMB 138 for 2 hours of free-flow Codorniu Mediterranean Cava.
LDS Snapshots of Migas’ Brunch Stations:
With all the meat trollies coming directly to your table with new cuts of different meat each time (roasted ‘Rouge’ duck, lamb, chicken, beef and various sausage pork), you want to watch how much you take from their other stations.
Here’s a little summary of what you can expect so you can plan properly in advance:
Spanish Bread Station
Soups Trolly with Pumpkin Soup & BBQ Leek Soup
*Note this soup selection will change weekly with cold summer soups scheduled once the weather gets a little bit warmer!
Traditional Spanish omelet with Tuna and Ham
Traditional Spanish Omelet with Shrimp
Raw Salad Station
Migas’ Brunch Served Tableside:
Thinking ahead, a sampling of different mustard jars and sea salt preps the meat trollies – my favorite was the beet root and apple mustard in the purple jar
Potatoes 3 ways: Mashed, Roasted and Fried with a whole clove of roasted garlic
Perfectly Roasted Lamb Chops
Blood Sausage & Pork Sausage
Dry Aged Black Angus ‘Picana’ (d-rump)
Duck Stuffed with Pork, Apple, Figs, etc.!
While Migas’ meat trollies steal the brunch’s thunder, still save room for dessert because their pastry chef Pol Anter is one of Beijing’s best. After having taking this pastry class with Pol, I’m a big fan of his dedication to the art of beautifully crafted desserts.
Pol Anter’s Delightful Dessert Display:
Pastry Chef Pol Anter’s Dessert Corner featuring “torrijas” with cinnamon ice cream & almond “tejas”
Individually Portioned Rice Pudding Cups
Fruit Cream Pastry Puff
Strawberry Cheesecake with Citrus Shreds
My Assorted Dessert Platter
Overall, this much food in one sitting can be overwhelming so it’s actually quite nice to break it up with the different meat trollies coming around at different times. Since the brunch is available from 12PM-3PM, I recommend also adding on the 2 hours of free-flow cava option. Not only will you be spoiled with dry-ice filled gin + tonics, Chef Aitor will hold your table hostage with his dessert wine! You can see from the photos below, Aitor is an expert pourer who is impossible to say ‘no’ to, so we each took turns, giving Aitor our best effort. Quite a suitable ending to an incredible brunch experience!
Migas Contact Details:
El Asador Brunch: Available Every Saturday from 12PM-3PM
Address: Sanlitun North. Nali Patio 6 Floor. Beijing. 三里屯北街81号那里花园6层.
Tel: 5208 6061