August in Miami is here! For many it may seem like just another month of summer vacation with long days tanning by the beach and nights out, but for the lovers of great cuisine it’s time for the kick-off of Miami Spice. During August 1 – September 30, this two month long event promotes and showcases some of the best fine dining cuisine restaurants the city of Miami has to offer, but at prices that everyone can afford. Indulge in the opportunity to have a 3 course (appetizer, main course, and dessert) meal for $23 at lunch or $39 at dinner.
This year, over 50 new restaurants have joined the Miami Spice event, including some of the best places to open in Miami this past year. We’ve come up with a list of new and returning restaurants you are going to want to try during Miami Spice.
Coya’s dishes define authentic Peruvian food, while complimenting it with a modern twist. Upon stepping foot into the restaurant, you become part of an experience; take a journey to the Pisco Bar, creating a real feeling of the Coya lifestyle.
Pisco Bar specializes in their famous pisco cocktails, comprehensive rum list and Tequila bar, designed to embody the Latin American culture and experience. From the deliciously infused ceviche, to the enticing desserts, your palette is sure to take a delightful journey through some of the most desirable flavours.
Swine Southern Table & Bar
See for yourself why people can’t stop raving about this up scale Coral Gables restaurant with a cool environment and an aroma that will have you in a trance. Swine Southern Table furthers the notion of elevated Southern cuisine and soul food and combines the use of an in-house smoker and wood-fire grill.
Brunch, lunch and supper menu highlights include smoked brisket, BBQ ribs and the locally famous Swine burger.
Cena by Michy
Enjoy a three course meal from Chef Michelle Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008). Cena by Michy features soulful cooking that will leave you wanting more.
The menu at this restaurant is approachable yet adventurous, promoting just the right amount of savoury favourites as well as a selection of dishes inspired by Bernstein’s current culinary obsessions.
At the Dutch, enjoy delicious American food prepared by Andrew Carmellini, a two-time James Beard Award winner from New York City. The menu includes authentic dishes that are designed for big-city palates with the finest ingredients, unique technique and overall charm.
At the restaurant, they cook food that makes them happy and will excite their customers. Among them are things like a fresh seasonal green market salad; a deluxe juicy steak with a tower of shellfish; mouth watering sandwiches; flavourful curry or chilli; honey roasted chicken and fresh pie or a dish that is refreshing and exquisite.
Situated in the heart of Downtown Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, Fooqs serves delectable dishes in an intimate setting. Feel right at home as you relish in the comfort food. The restaurant’s modern and cool vibe will allow you to enjoy your meal like never before.
At the centre of the culinary operation is Chef Nicole Votano, who brings her signature style of cooking with love, as she creates enticing dishes ranging from French, Italian, Persian and more.
Market at Edition
Located in the Miami Beach EDITION hotel, famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten channels inspiration from Spain’s grand food markets, offering a cultural menu of pizzas, ceviche, sandwiches, charcuterie and smoothies.
The setting is also diverse, with an open-air cafe, a take-out area and salumeria and patisserie counters providing snacks and meals round the clock.