Foodies rejoice, Miami Spice returns this August! The two-month long restaurant extravaganza showcases the best cuisine in town. Restaurants will offer discounted three-course meals featuring signature dishes from some of the best chefs in the world. Here is a breakdown of what to expect.
What is Miami Spice?
Participating restaurants provide guests with a prix fixe menu, which include an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Individual Miami Spice establishments will also reward guests with brunch specials, group discounts, and happy hours. The promotion gives participants the unique opportunity to sample from a variety of fine dining restaurants around the city and get the VIP experience without the VIP price.
Lunch is $23, while dinner is $39. Insider tip: Be sure to ask for any additional specials—that drink you ordered, might be two for one.
Although the list of restaurants participating in Miami Spice this year has not been released, you can get an idea of the offerings by checking out who was there last year. There were 181 restaurants including Area 31, Barceloneta, Swine, and much more. You can find the full list of the 2015 restaurants here.
Kick Off Event
The festival will kick off July 28th with a New Times Iron Fork food tasting event. It will take place at the American Airlines Arena. Guests will have the first look at what the rest of the two-months hold and sample bites from over 70 restaurants. Chefs will go head to head to win the prestigious Iron Fork Award and be crowned the best for that night. Allen Susser, one of Miami’s most notable chefs and a member of the famous “Mango Gang,” a group of four famous South Florida Chefs, will judge the competition.