Miami’s annual Rite of Summer begins today.
It’s the 18th year for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) Miami Spice Restaurant Program. Since its inception in 2001, an estimated one million Miami Spice meals have been served.
The two-month long program – Aug. 1 through Sept. 30 – showcases Greater Miami and The Beaches’ diverse and ever-evolving culinary scene
“Over the course of 18 years, the Miami Spice program has evolved into a culinary movement celebrating the best in Greater Miami’s food scene” said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III. “We’re thrilled this program not only gives diners the opportunity to sample signature dishes by world-class chefs but also offers exceptional seasonal savings to visitors and locals alike.”
Among the restaurants new to Miami Spice: 7 Spices; AD LIB; Alloy Bistro Gourmet; AQ Chop House by IL Mulino; Bakan; BALEENkitchen; Café La Trova; CVLTVRA; Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar; Donna Mare; Fiola Miami; Gusto Ristobar; International Smoke; Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden; Joey’s Italian Café; Kaido Miami; La Cerveceria De Barrio; La Estacion American Brasserie; La Fresa Francesca; La Petite Maison; La Placita; La Sombra; Marfil Bistro; Maska – Indian Kitchen & Bar; North Italia; Novecento Doral; Orange Blossom; Osteria Del Teatro; Pairing by Tomas Cuadrado; Root and Bone South Miami; RWSB; Saffron Indian Cuisine; Salinity Restaurant & Terrace; Silverlake Bistro; Swan & Bar Bevy; Table 55; The Deck at Island Gardens; The Jim and Neesie; Tigertail + Mary; and Vista.
For a full list of participating restaurants, Miami Spice menus and special events, please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.
Each of the participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe Miami Spice menus at reduced prices ($23 per person for lunch and brunch / $39 per person for dinner). Diners can choose from more than 250 participating restaurants in some of the hottest neighborhoods in town – Miami Beach, Brickell, Downtown, Doral, Coral Gables, Little Havana, South Miami, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Alcohol, tax, tip/service charges are excluded.
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