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CELEBRATE 17 YEARS OF THE MIAMI SPICE RESTAURANT PROGRAM WITH THE DESTINATION’S DIVERSE CULINARY CULTURE

Celebrate 17 Years Of The Miami Spice Restaurant Program With Miami's Diverse Culinary Culture

Press Release; Contact: Media Relations at 305/539-3084 or Brustman Carrino Public Relations at 305/573-0658 or email at bcpr@brustmancarrinopr.com

MIAMI, FL – (August 1, 2018)– The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau(GMCVB) will kick-off the 17th year of its highly anticipated Miami Spice Restaurant Program, which brings local and visiting foodies exclusive dining discounts. From August 1 through September 30, 2018, the program will showcase Greater Miami and The Beaches’ diverse and ever-evolving culinary scene with an estimate of more than one million Miami Spice meals served since its inception in 2001. Sponsors include Chandon California, Fiji Water, Terrazas de los Andes and Stella Artois.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 17th anniversary of Miami Spice and its extraordinary value which gives diners the opportunity to revel in savory, signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs,” said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “This year’s program is more robust than ever and offers both residents and visitors alike exclusive, seasonal savings offered in Greater Miami and the Beaches.”

During August and September, fine dining 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) in some of the destination’s most popular and vibrant neighborhoods – Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Doral, Downtown Miami, South Miami, Sunny Isles, and Wynwood. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; tax, tip, libations and service charges are additional. A Miami Spice fan-favorite addition that made its way into the line-up just last year will return with select restaurants offering irresistible brunch menus for $23 per person.

This year, the Miami Spice Restaurant Program will be collaborating with Slow Food Miami, a local nonprofit organization that recognizes local businesses that maintain good, clean and fair standards, awarding the Snail of Approval to producers, co-producers and artisans, in recognition of their contribution to the Quality, Authenticity and Sustainability of the food and beverages consumed. The Miami Spice website will mark the 2018 participants that are sealed with the Snail of Approval.

Among the exciting new participating restaurants are Agaveros Cantina, Add!kt at the W Miami, ALMA, Amara at Paraiso, Azabu Miami Beach, Babylon Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, Biella Ristorante, Bocas House Coral Gables, Caña, Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill, Chotto Matte, Da Tang Zhen Wei, Coco Bambu Restaurant, Crudos Fusion Art, Da Tang Zhen Wei, Diez y Seis, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Glass & Vine, Habitat Miami Beach, Katsuya Brickell, La Centrale Miami – Carne, La Centrale Miami – Pesce, La Centrale Miami – Stagionale, La Rue Bistronomie, Malibu Farm Miami Beach, M House Miami, Maroosh Mediterranean Restaurant, MayFair Kitchen, Mira Five Stars, Moon Thai Organic Kitchen, NiDo Caffe e Ristorante, Novikov Miami, Obra Kitchen Table, Ofa Restaurant, Oggi Ristorante, Palat, Planta, Pubbelly Sushi, Root & Bone, Serafina, Sette Osteria, Stiltsville Fish Bar, Stubborn Seed, Swine Southern Table & Bar, SushiClub Coral Gables, The Alley, The Grill on the Alley Aventura, The Local House and The Strand Bar & Grill, Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar, Three, and Yardhouse.

To date, 244 restaurants are participating, with 52 joining for the first time. For a full list of participating restaurants, Miami Spice menus and special events, please visit www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com.

www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com.

The GMCVB launched its Miami Hotel Months campaign aimed at enticing guests to enjoy tempting hotel offers from June to September. With more than 85 participating hotels in Greater Miami and the Beaches, there are enticing special offers and discounts. The campaign runs through September 30, 2018 and will include not just discounts on hotel stays but complimentary breakfasts, valet parking, activities and internet. In addition, business professionals can take advantage of special offers when their team meets in Miami. More details can be found on MiamiMeetings.com.

The Miami Hotel Months discounts are a perfect addition to upcoming offers from the popular Miami Spa Month (July-August) and Miami Spice Month (August–September), which provide locals and visitors the opportunity to not only relax in world-renowned hotels, but also take advantage of spa treatments and gourmet meals at a discount.  The Miami Hotel Months campaign is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, and takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer with monthly deals and special events. For more information on the special offers visit MiamiHotelMonths.com.

Media Note: Visuals and interviews with chefs are available upon request.

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About Miami Spice
Miami Spice is part of the Miami Temptations programs developed by the GMCVB to allow all to enjoy the best that Miami and The Beaches has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Miami Spice is part of the successful playbook including Miami Cruise Month, Miami Romance Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Sports & Wellness Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Live Arts Month and Miami Heritage Month.  For more information on the Miami Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau 
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.