Tres Leches Nutella French Toast and Breakfast Cuban Sandwiches Arrive at Armature Works
Hemingway’s, home of Tampa’s award-winning Cuban sandwich which was also named an “iconic” Florida dish by Food & Wine, is now plating the most important meal of the day. That’s right, breakfast is officially served.
Chef / Owner Felicia Lacalle, a Tampa native who has been an 813-based chef for more than two decades and since opening Hemingway’s has been affectionately branded #ByFelicia, has put her signature soul food spin on the menu; taking the traditional Cuban breakfast up several notches.
“Desayuno” dishes include “The West Tampa” (a twist on the classic Cuban breakfast with cilantro white rice topped with two sunny-side up eggs, sweet plantains and avocado), “El Americano” (three eggs served your way with yucca fries, Cuban toast, and your choice of bacon, chorizo or ham) and the “Tortilla Cubana” (Cuban frittata with diced plantains, potatoes, peas, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, jamon and saffron aioli).
There’s also a trio of breakfast sandwiches including the “Hemingway’s Breakfast Cuban” which adds guava-glazed pork belly and fried eggs to the award-winning Cuban sandwich, and “The Elenita” stuffed with Tambuzzo Sausage Co. turkey breast, guava cream cheese mousse and crispy potato sticks served on Medianoche bread.
As for the not as traditional, there’s a lineup of sweet and savory dishes such as the decadent Tres Leches Torrejas: a Cuban version of French toast made with three milk-soaked pieces of La Segunda Cuban bread and covered with homemade Nutella fondue, fresh raspberries and served with espresso candied pecan smoked-bacon. And of course, a breakfast-version of the popular Salchipapa: truffled manchego yucca fries piled sky high with Tambuzzo Sausage Co. chorizo, scrambled eggs, espresso candied pecan-smoked bacon, chicharrones, avocado, crispy onions, and homemade mayo-ketchup.
“It’s been a whirlwind since opening our spot in Armature Works — we’ve been overwhelmed with the love for our cuisine,” says Lacalle. “Just like our lunch and dinner, the breakfast menu keeps the foundation of traditional Cuban flavors alive, but incorporates the bold flavor pairings that our guests love.”
Breakfast is served daily from 7am-11am. Along with lunch and dinner, Hemingway’s also features a kid’s menu, vegan options, sangria happy hour Monday-Wednesday from 3pm-6pm, and a Late Night Tapas menu available every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm-close.
For more information and to view the full menu, please visit www.hemingwaystpa.com