Category Archive: Miami spice 2015

Best Miami Spice Restaurants Part II

 

Juvia

 

Here’s Part II of the best Miami Spice restaurants 2015,  five picks (click here for Part 1). From now through Sept. 30, enjoy three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices: Lunch $23 and Dinner $39. And in case you may have missed them, here are my dedicated posts on three others that scored high marks (Essensia, Red the Steakhouse and Bourbon Steak). Read Full Post & Comments »

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Best Miami Spice Restaurants Part I

 

 

A caipirinha at The Bazaar by Jose Andres

 

Foodies rejoice as Miami Spice restaurants 2015 is here. From now through September 30, enjoy special three-course lunch and dinner menus from some of Miami’s finest restaurants at the attractive price of $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner. In some cases there are specially priced wine selections and cocktails as well. Here is my guide to the best of Miami Spice 2015, menus of my seven picks. Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow. Read Full Post & Comments »

Bourbon Steak Miami Spice 2015

A sampler of appetizers: (l to r) salmon pastrami, figs and goat cheese, lobster risotto

 

This is my third post on Miami Spice and you may be wondering how I decide which restaurants to feature out of the 194 that are participating in the program. My criteria are that the restaurants be top quality to begin with and have an attractive ambiance. Then they put their best foot forward for Spice (several notable places were eliminated because of lackluster menus) , looking at it as an opportunity to showcase their food to new diners who hopefully become loyalists. I also feature restaurants that are upscale, as this is a chance to sample some of the best food in town for less than diners would usually pay.Tomorrow and Wednesday look for lists of my other picks for Spice with the menus.

With that as a background, a review of one of my perennial favorites, Bourbon Steak in Turnberry Isle Hotel Miami, 19999 West Country Club Drive (Tel: 786.279.6600).

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Red Steakhouse Miami Spice 2015

Lemon shrimp scampi

 

Proprietor and Executive Chef Peter Vauthy of Red ,The Steakhouse, 119 Washington Avenue (t.305-534-3688) goes all out for Miami Spice, seeing it as an opportunity to showcase his finest to new diners who will become part of his many local fans (like yours truly). Last year he came up with a novel concept – not one, but four exciting themed menus for Miami Spice. It worked so well, he’s doing the same, though with some new themes and a number of new dishes (not content to rest on his laurels, he’s always reinventing and creating). Read Full Post & Comments »

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