MPP Miami is my spot! Definitivamente Mi Propriedad Privada
… and together with Henry Malpartida making it one of the newest hidden gems in the city of Miami, definitely one of firsts on a list of the very top Peruvian restaurants in the city.
Through its glass doors, an attentive staff and the smooth lounge lighted atmosphere…the savory aroma of smoked ceviche; an impeccable space surrounded by beautiful art and impeccable taste. MPP Lima first opened its doors in Lima, Peru about thirteen years ago to a much more demanding gastronomic audience than you might imagine. Jose Coco, owner and generational restaurateur has been successfully running MPP Lima while housing over two hundred and fifty delicacies and enough space to seat about three hundred hungry locals and tourists. Let us take you there…
What may have started as a leap of fate has locals raving and Miami foodies going nuts over revamped ceviche dishes! This is a fresh concept, of modernizing the plating and “tweaking” of some of the most traditional. Every dish possesses a historical reference, maybe a story, a meaning and one heck of a way to make a statement…a true presence as they walk gently plated and in a privileged position on the tray; always a captivating moment as they walk by; you can almost hear the spectators hold their breath wondering “what is that?!”
Henry Malpartida is a savvy business man who happens to love food and understands not only the purpose but the passion behind Mi Propriedad Privada. Maybe without even realizing it; his domain, his “private property”, is now also now master of a concept that has worked for everyone, one could say, but not compromising something great and turning it into something that simply isn’t. Henry has always enjoyed going to MPP in Peru and both he and Jose have been toying with the idea of opening an MPP Miami for so long; there was always something about the style and the city vibe that made it even easier to propel the idea; it just made sense, and it will to you too when you go.
The service industry relies on an excellent customer service most of all, you remember what you eat and drink no matter where you go but the overall experience is what gets you in and always returning. Henry says he’d “rather be the face of a restaurant that opens his doors to an “always” crowd and not just an “occasions” one”. Salmon Salmon, he admits, is his favorite “traditional” Peruvian food restaurant and admits that there is definitely a lot more to Peruvian cuisine than just the style, tradition or reputation.
When asked to talk about Ceviche 105, he admits that Chef Juan Chipoco made a huge bet, one which he admires him for; by opening up a Peruvian restaurant that effortlessly worked. He has created a concept that has gotten the word out on what Peruvian food really is. The trendy, modern and clean line atmosphere brings out the true character of what he really means to translate it to without too much fuss. Henry further explores how he may feel MPP “compares”, though not using his concept or Chipoco’s something to compare to one another merely for being his Peruvian counterpart but most of all because he feels very strongly about creating an evergreen experience for every single person that walks through the doors for everything that MPP Miami has to offer and everything it stands for. There is something to take away from Peruvian food that has been around for generations and has been passed down to every corner of the world where Peruvian cuisine has taken the stage. There is certainly something to take away from every decision you make as you order. One on the other hand, should likely give up and order one of everything.
The secret to a successful restaurant besides quality control and great chefs with an amazing insight is thinking from a consumer point of view, says Henry Malpartida; where “every aspect of your dining experience and expectations must be met; if they are, and you listen to your customers then you will get it right! Our customers dictate our success”.
Henry has definitely landed on a gold mine it seems, not only is he part of such a beautiful and colorful city in a most tempting way, but the Miami audience is definitely here to listen and more than willing to welcome something new and extraordinarily good. MPP provides an intense and memorable experience to your taste buds all the way down to the far wall in the restaurant as it is one of so many focal points; it is meant to replicate the ruins found in Lima as a way to transport you there, as a way to help you feel closer. This is a part of the color and history that is Peru and that is now MPP Miami.
Here is MPP Miami leaving a permanent mark on the menu pages and giving other fusion concept restaurants to compete for all this city’s passionate foodies’ attention. Peru is a brand, and as a Peruvian restaurant endowed with this honor there is a huge responsibility to export the name and the brand with a certain type of standard and quality as equally necessary as is the public’s seal of approval. Try it for yourself, Peru is undoubtedly here to stay