Lest we forget about art of the culinary kind during Art Basel week, Sushi Samba will be manning a popup version of their Lincoln Road hotspot in the heart of some of the most exciting satellite fairs. Occupying the former Sustain space in the shops of Midtown, SUSHISAMBA’s SAMBAPOP will be only steps away from such fairs as Art Asia, Art Miami, and Context, as well as a short distance from many others. From now until Sunday, December 9th, SAMBAPOP will be serving “Baselers” their unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian flavors that have made the SUSHISAMBA brand a mainstay on South Beach. With the announcement of its new chef, Brian Nasajon, SAMBAPOP will be the perfect opportunity for both local and visiting art aficionados to sample the new chef’s creative offerings, as well as many favorites.
Fairgoers can take a lunch break with a Baura sandwich, Samba style, containing skirt steak, cured ham, mozzarella, fried organic egg, house pickled kyuri, and english peas. Those looking for just a nibble can enjoy upscale versions of the popular Peruvian street food, anticuchos, including skewers of duck with white peach and soy, or pork belly with chilli caramel. And, of course, what would a SUSHISAMBA popup be without a creative lineup of sushi rolls? The São Paulo roll evokes the cosmopolitan sophistication of the Brazilian metropolis with a combination of tuna, shrimp, yellowtail, avocado, cucumber, masago, red onion, truffle, hatcho miso soy, and chive oil.
Naturally, SAMBAPOP has a flawless classic caipirinha on its menu, as well as its frothy Peruvian cousin, the pisco sour, and the Miami must-have, the mojito. However, be sure to make room for some of the popup restaurant’s more creative concoctions, like the Nina Fresa - an innovative take on the caipiroska - made with Svedka vodka, muddled strawberry,orange liqueur, lime, and guava. Gin drinkers will gravitate towards the Chu-cumber made with shochu, Hendricks gin, elderflower liqueur, and freshly muddled cucumber.
Sambabop will be open from noon until midnight for Art Basel from now until Sunday, December 9th, 2012.
Reservations are not accepted.
3252 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137