Organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), presented by American Express and sponsored by Stella Artois and BACARDI® Rum, South Florida’s wildly-anticipated summer culinary celebration, Miami Spice Restaurant Program is set to run from August 1 through September 30, 2012 with a recordbreaking 171 participating restaurants. New to the program this year is an attractive, second pricing option, allowing many more of Miami and The Beaches’ top dining destinations to participate in Miami Spice.
“Miami Spice is a very exciting time of year for Greater Miami and The Beaches,” says Steve Haas, board chair of the GMCVB and owner of City Hall – The Restaurant. “It’s an effective way to support restaurant businesses during our slower season and gives foodies countless reasons to dine out.”
During this one-of-a-kind culinary event, destination restaurants will offer discounted, three course, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus featuring a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. This year, Miami Spice will consist of two restaurant groups: Luxury Dining and Fine Dining.
Luxury dining restaurants will offer three course prix-fixe lunches at $23 per person, dinners at $39.
Fine dining restaurants will feature menus at $19 for lunch, $33 for dinner.
(All menus exclude tax and gratuities)
New to the Miami Spice program this year are 53 restaurants:
Amalfi on the Beach
Amuse Restaurant & Lounge
Azzuro Italian Restaurant & Bar
Bongo’s Cuban Café
Cibo Wine Bar
De Luca Food & Wine
Deco Blue Restaurant & Lounge
Dominque Bistro Club
Edge, Steak & Bar
Flame Caffe and Grill
Front Porch Café
Green House Organic Food Restaurant
J &G Grill
Jean Paul’s House
La Cote at Fontainbleau
Lantao Kitchen & Cocktails
Larios on the Beach
Luca Bella Family Style Italian
Macchialina Taverna Rustica
Maya Tapas & Grill – Ocean
Maya Tapas & Grill – Lincoln
Mesa Venezuelan French Cuisine
Mixtura Restaurant – Coral Gables
Mixtura Restaurant – Miami Beach
Off the Hookah Miami
Piazetta Marketplace and Restaurant
The Dome Restaurant and Caviar Bar
The Federal Food Drink & Provisions
TIKL Raw Bar & Grill (Opening August 2012)
Toscana Divino in Miami
Tutto’s Mare Miami
Vesper American Brasserie
Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge
Werner Staub’s Peppermill Restaurant
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
More than 158,000 Miami Spice meals were served last year and the GMCVB expects to surpass that number due to the expanded format, still-growing list of participating restaurants, media and marketing partnerships as well as special city-wide summer promotions that overlap Miami Spice.
For an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, menus, and scheduled events, visit the Miami Spice Restaurant Program’s dedicated website: www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com.