Drunken Deviled Eggs from The Sarsaparilla Club / tjphotonotions.com
Food and wine lovers rejoice, as in less than a week, Miami Spice will kick off. This promotion – running from August 1 through September 30 – gives diners the opportunity to dine at a discount at restaurants throughout the Miami area. Now in its 15th year, this year’s Miami Spice Restaurant Month has over 240 restaurant participants involved, all of which will be offering a 3-course lunch for $23 and/or a 3-course dinner for $39.
With so many restaurants participating, it might be difficult to narrow it down, but Florida Food & Farm is here to guide you along the way.
5 Farm-Friendly Restaurants for Miami Spice
223 NW 23rd Street, Miami
Lunch Tuesday – Saturday
Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef 2016, Brad Kilgore, offers a playful menu of locally sourced Florida ingredients in Wynwood. Although, he’s just participating during lunch, diners will still have the opportunity to taste some of his signatures dishes, including the Soft Egg with truffle pearls.
Highlights include Pan con Tomatoe with crushed tomato and pickled garlic; Soft Egg ($5 supplement) with sea scallop espuma, truffle pearls and gruyere; Potato Purée with charred white fish and smoked burrata; and a Chocolate Creameux with buckwheat croutons, hazelnut and roasted mango.
The Sarsaparilla Club
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Top Chef Alums Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth offer a menu of Cantonese dim sum and American comfort food in a chic, yet laid back setting. For the Miami Spice menu, diners can choose from some of The Sarsaparilla Club’s most popular food options.
Highlights include Drunken Deviled Eggs and Heirloom Tomatoes with house made ricotta and tomato sorbet for the appetizer; the Sarsaparilla Fried Chicken with kaffir lime powder, cilantro & lime or the Rock Shrimp Laska for a main course; and a selection from the dessert dim sum cart to finish off the meal.
Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Lunch & Dinner Daily
Enjoy an evening in the dining room or dine al fresco at Essensia Restaurant in Miami Beach. The restaurant’s culinary team presents a global menu with many healthy options, where local and sustainable ingredients are the star.
Highlights on the lunch menu include Watermelon Gazpacho with avocado, green apple and mango; Tempura Avocado with cilantro lime creme fraîche; Fish Tacos; and Passion Fruit Key Lime Pie.
For dinner, guests will enjoy a Tuna & Compressed Watermelon Salad; Pan-Seared Natural Chicken with parmesan-pea polenta; Gulf Shrimp & Chorizo Squid Ink Farro with harissa; Mango Cobbler; and more. For those who would like to add on a wine pairing, you can do so for $19 additional.
915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
Lunch Daily, Dinner Sunday – Thursday
Fulfill your carnivorous cravings at Meat Market Miami where Executive Chef Sean Brasel is hard at work. Located on Lincoln Road, Meat Market gives the traditional steakhouse a sexy twist and offers a mouth-watering menu of meat and seafood dishes.
Options on the Miami Spice menu include Wagyu Carpaccio with black truffle frisée salad; Crispy Mexican White Shrimp & Salmon Cake; Prime Ribeye and Bone Marrow Duo with wood grilled broccoli; Black Scottish Salmon with mango relish; and Vanilla Bean Mousse with mandarin sherbet for dessert.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami
(305) 913 8288
Lunch Monday – Saturday, Dinner Sunday – Thursday
Enjoy a taste of Peru, while overlooking Biscayne Bay at La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Located at Mandarin Oriental, La Mar features a classic menu of Peruvian fare with many items given a modern twist.
Highlights on the lunch menu include an appetizer trio of Causa Nikkei, Cebiche Criollo and Yuqitas Rellenas; Homemade Pasta with huancaina sauce and tenderloin; and Maracuya Cheesecake with pineapple foam, mango and passion fruit coulis.
Dinner options include an appetizer trio of Cebiche Chalaco, Causa Criolla and Quinoa Caprese; Pork Jowl Quinoa Tamale with grilled fish; Peruvian Pasta with basil and aji amarillo pesto and beef milanesa; and Lucuma Parfait.
For the complete list of restaurants participating in Miami Spice, visit Miami Spice online.