Sunday, August 17, 2014

Basil Park (Sunny Isles) *Updated 

Basil Park is a new spot in Sunny Isles from chef Tim Andiola and Rodrigo Martinez of Timo. Timo's healthy neighbor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have partnered with Harpke's Family Farm in Hollywood who will be providing all of their organic produce and micro greens.

The menu features a cold pressed juice bar, smoothies, raw items, pasture raised rotisserie chicken, grass fed meats and sustainable seafood cooked on a plancha grill plus salads and other healthy fare. The dishes I've had were fresh, clean, allegedly healthy and enjoyable.

Eat to live is the slogan and one I'm willing to embrace. A welcome addition to the Miami food scene.

*I've been back to Basil Park several times since my original post and I've enjoyed every meal. Thus, it was time to update the original post and provide them with a well deserved dedicated post.  

I've popped in during various times of the day and the menu is littered with great dishes from breakfast to dinner.  It's the kind of place that you will want to frequent often.  It has rapidly become one of my favorite spots in town.  They are going to be  packed during season so I would recommend going now and during off peak times while you can still get  a seat.  I'll probably be at the counter... See you there.

The Filipina - coconut water, banana, pineapple, young coconut, coconut butter, lime.

A real knockout dish from the breakfast and brunch menu is their Poached Eggs in Avocado - sautéed spinach & garlic, "creamy" sun dried tomatoes. I paired this with the very tasty Siam Queen comprised of fresh coconut, mango, coconut butter, lime, cilantro, banana.

Also pictured is a glass of water not to be confused with Miami's finest tap. Basil Park is using Kangen Water which is an alkaline drinking water that is rich in minerals and purged of impurities. 

Close up of Scottish House Cured Salmon, crisp potato cake, "creme fraiche."

Zucchini, Summer Squash & Portobello Lasagna pine nut "ricotta" sundried tomatoes, aged balsamic, micro basil.

I've enjoyed a lot of dishes at Basil Park but these win best dish thus far. Lettuce Cups, grass fed beef, mushroom confit, homemade sriracha.
Duck and Shiitake Lettuce Cups, warm duck confit, Vietnamese style slaw and sriracha.

Soba Noodle Hot Pot, chicken, shellfish, snow peas, enoki shrooms & poached brown egg. 

Spicy Salmon Nori Wraps, red quinoa, avocado, pea tendrils, cucumber, daikon, carrot, Fresno chiles. 

Vegetable Spaghetti "Alfredo" black truffle cream, squash blossom, cashew cheese. 

Royal Red Shrimp a la plancha.

Ahi Tuna Tiradito - Aji amarillo, sweet potato & choclo.

Mahi Taquitos- brown rice tortilla, avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro. 

Mushrooms and Snow Peas.

Basil Park on Urbanspoon

17608 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
(305) 705-0004

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