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Miami Spice Celebrates 18 Years of a Thriving Culinary Scene

Highly-anticipated dining promotion returns with more than 200 participating restaurants to date

Media Contact:
Brustman Carrino Public Relations
miamispice@brustmancarrinopr.com / (305) 573-0658

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is ramping up for the 18th year of its beloved Miami Spice Restaurant Program. Since its inception in 2001, an estimated one million Miami Spice meals have been served. As the 2019 season approaches, all signs show a projected record-breaking year in terms of participating restaurants. The two-month long program – August 1 through September 30, 2019 – showcases Greater Miami and The Beaches’ diverse and ever-evolving culinary scene and celebrates the amazing restaurants and talents that make Miami & Beaches one of the nation’s most delicious destinations. The 2019 Miami Spice Restaurant Program sponsors are ABSOLUT ® JUICE Strawberry & Apple – brought to you by Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka and Stella Artois.

“Over the course of 18 years, the Miami Spice program has evolved into a culinary movement celebrating the best in Greater Miami’s food scene” said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “We’re thrilled this program not only gives diners the opportunity to sample signature dishes by world-class chefs but also offers exceptional seasonal savings to visitors and locals alike.”

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) giving visitors and residents alike a chance to please their palates. Diners can choose from more than 200 participating restaurants in some of the hottest neighborhoods in town – Miami Beach, Brickell, Downtown, Doral, Coral Gables, Little Havana, South Miami, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; alcohol, tax, tip/service charges are excluded.

Among the restaurants new to Miami Spice: AD LIB; Alloy Bistro Gourmet; AQ Chop House by IL Mulino; Bakan; BALEENkitchen; Doc B's Restaurant + Bar; Fiola Miami; Gusto Ristobar; Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden; La Cerveceria De Barrio; La Estacion American Brasserie; La Placita; Marfil Bistro; North Italia; Osteria Del Teatro; Pairing by Tomas Cuadrado; RWSB; Swan & Bar Bevy; Table 55; The Deck at Island Gardens and The Jim and Neesie.

To date, 215 restaurants are participating, with 21 joining for the first time. The list includes:

  • 107 Steak & Bar
  • 1111 Peruvian Bistro
  • 27 Restaurant & Bar
  • 5300 Chop House
  • 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
  • A Fish Called Avalon
  • AD LIB
  • Add!kt at the W Miami
  • Alley, The
  • Alloy Bistro Gourmet
  • Alma
  • Alter
  • Amara at Paraiso
  • American Social
  • Amore Restaurant & Bar
  • Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar – Pinecrest
  • AQ Chop House by IL Mulino
  • Aromas de Peru West Miami
  • Artisan Beach House
  • Atlantikos - The St. Regis Bal Harbour
  • Azabu Miami Beach
  • Bakan
  • Bagatelle Miami
  • BALEENkitchen
  • Bâoli
  • Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach
  • Barsecco
  • Bazaar by José Andrés, The
  • Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
  • Bird & Bone
  • BLT Prime
  • Blue Collar
  • Blue Matisse Restaurant & NAU Lounge
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
  • Boulud Sud
  • BOURBON STEAK Miami
  • Brasserie Brickell Key
  • Brasserie Central
  • Brisa Bistro at Hilton Miami Downtown
  • Bulla Gastrobar Coral Gables
  • Bulla Gastrobar Doral
  • Burger Bar & Grill at The St. Regis
  • Byblos Miami
  • Café Catula Fine Restaurant and Art Gallery
  • Cafe Prima Pasta
  • Cafe La Trova
  • Cafe Roval
  • Caffe Vialetto
  • Caña
  • Cantina La Veinte
  • Capital Grille, The
  • Casa Faena Restaurant
  • Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill
  • Cecconi's Miami Beach at Soho Beach House
  • Chotto Matte
  • Christy's Restaurant
  • Cibo Wine Bar Coral Gables
  • Cipriani Restaurant
  • CORSAIR kitchen & bar
  • CRUST
  • Cleo Miami Beach
  • Da Tang Zhen Wei
  • Deck at Island Gardens, The
  • Devon Seafood + Steak
  • Diez y Seis
  • Doc B's Restaurant + Bar
  • Dolce Italian Restaurant
  • Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
  • Drunken Dragon
  • EDGE Steak & Bar
  • El Tucan
  • Essensia Restaurant and Lounge
  • Estefan Kitchen
  • Estiatorio Milos
  • Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell
  • Fi'lia Miami Beach
  • Fifi’s on the Beach
  • Fiola Miami
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar Coral Gables
  • Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Fontana
  • Fooq's Miami
  • Forte dei Marmi
  • Glass & Vine
  • Grill on the Alley, The
  • Grill at St. Regis, The
  • Gusto Ristobar
  • Habitat Miami Beach
  • Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • IL MULINO NY - Sunny Isles Beach
  • Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden
  • Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen
  • Jaya at The Setai
  • Jim and Neesie, The
  • Juvia Miami
  • Kao Sushi & Grill By SushiClub
  • Katsuya Brickell
  • Katsuya South Beach
  • Kitchen 305
  • Komodo
  • KYU
  • La Cerveceria De Barrio
  • La Estacion American Brasserie
  • La Placita
  • La Rue Bistronomie
  • La Terraza Café & Bar
  • Larios on the Beach
  • Le Zoo
  • Leynia at Delano
  • Lightkeepers
  • Lima
  • Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach
  • Local House, The
  • Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Miami Beach
  • LT Steak & Seafood
  • Lure Fishbar
  • Malibu Farm Miami Beach
  • Marfil Bistro
  • Marion
  • Mariposa Restaurant at Neiman Marcus
  • Market at EDITION
  • Meat Market Miami Beach
  • MesaMar Seafood Table
  • Michael's Genuine® Food & Drink
  • Mignonette
  • Mondrian Caffè
  • Moon Thai Organic Kitchen
  • Mortons’s The Steakhouse – Coral Gables
  • Morton's The Steakhouse - North Miami
  • Mr. Chow Miami
  • National Hotel Tamara’s Bistro, The
  • New Campo Argentino Steakhouse
  • Ni.Do. Caffe e Ristorante
  • North Italia
  • Novecento Aventura
  • Novecento Brickell
  • Novecento Key Biscayne
  • Novikov Miami
  • Obra Kitchen Table
  • Oggi Ristorante
  • Old Lisbon Sunset Drive
  • Oliver's Bistro
  • Ortanique on the Mile
  • Osteria Del Teatro
  • Pairings by Tomas Cuadrado
  • Palat
  • Palme d'Or
  • PAO by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach
  • Paon Eatery
  • Pascal's On Ponce
  • Peacock Garden Bistro
  • Pied à Terre at the Cadet Hotel
  • Pisco y Nazca Doral
  • Pisco y Nazca Kendall
  • Plant Miami
  • Planta
  • PM Fish & Steak House
  • Prime Fish
  • Prime Italian
  • Pubbelly Sushi Aventura
  • Sushi Brickell City Centre
  • Pubbelly Sushi Dadeland
  • Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach
  • Quality Meats
  • R House Wynwood
  • RED, the Steakhouse
  • Rioja Grille
  • Rusty Pelican
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • RWSB
  • Santorini By Georgios
  • Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
  • Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
  • Scarpetta by Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Seasons 52
  • Seaspice
  • Serafina Miami
  • Sette Osteria
  • Shula’s Grill 347 Gables
  • Shula's Steak 2 Steak & Sports
  • Shula's Steak House, The Original
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Stiltsville Fishbar
  • Strada in the Grove
  • Strand Bar & Grill, The
  • StripSteak by Michael Mina at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • SUGARCANE raw bar grill
  • Sushisamba Miami Beach
  • Sushi Garage
  • Swan & Bar Bevy
  • Table 55
  • Talavera Cocina Mexicana
  • Tanuki Miami
  • Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar - Aventura
  • Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar - Coral Gables
  • Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar - Midtown
  • Tavolo
  • Texas de Brazil Miami Beach
  • Three
  • Toro Toro
  • Toscana Divino
  • Traymore by Michael Schwartz
  • Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House
  • Tuck Room, The
  • Tuna's Seafood Restaurant & Bar
  • TUYO @ Miami Culinary Institute
  • Two Chefs Restaurant
  • Umi Sushi & Sake Bar
  • Upland Miami
  • Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge
  • Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
  • Zest by Ortanique
  • Zucca Restaurant
  • Zuma Miami

For a full list of participating restaurants, Miami Spice menus and special events, please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

Miami Hotel Months is a campaign aimed at enticing guests to enjoy tempting hotel offers from June to September. With nearly 100 hotels participating hotels in Greater Miami and the Beaches, there are tempting special offers and discounts. The campaign runs through September 30, 2019 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 Months (July-August) and Miami Spice Months (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 miamiandbeaches.com/offers/temptations/miami-hotels-months.

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 Arts & Heritage Months, Miami Health & Wellness Months, Miami Attractions & Museums Months, Miami Hotels Months, Miami Spa Months and Miami Entertainment Months. 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.  

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