The booming neighborhood of MiMo has a delicious new addition called Pinch Kitchen, a “freestyle” American eatery featuring a menu filled with small, product-driven plates.
The restaurant is owned and operated by John Gallo and Rene Reyes, who have a long history of working together. They first met ten years ago while working the stations at Casa Tua and eventually with the guys at Pubbelly. Even then they knew that one day they would open a restaurant together.
The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner daily and we got to try several highlights from each menu. Starting with the restaurant’s Seasonal Soup made with parsnip, which was also vegan friendly. Then there were the lighter dishes like a classic Ceviche, the House Salad made with shaved vegetables and ricotta salata and a warm, grilled Endive Salad.
Next up were their take on the classic Mussels made with plenty of sausage and a tangy tomato based sauce, followed by a perfectly cooked Scottish Salmon with a light curry sauce and mushroom risotto. Heartier, large-sized main dishes followed included the table-favorite Duroc Pork Secreto, Roasted Organic Carrots that even carrot haters would love and a perfectly cooked Mushroom Risotto. All paired perfectly with an assortment of craft beers by beverage director and general manager, Alex Coello.
Of course dinner needed to end on a sweet note and it certainly did with the home-made Baba aux Rhum with thyme gelato and buttery dark rum sauce, which arguably was one of our favorite desserts of the year, and Orange-Chocolate Soufflé with crème anglaise.
Make this delicious neighborhood restaurant a must-try stop and until you do check out the tasty pictures below.