2020 Miami Spice Comes Early

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By: Ali Bibeau

Miami Spice Returns

This year, Miami Spice will run from June 1 – September 30.  The great news is that you’ll have two extra months to explore Miami’s top restaurants.  Enjoy $39 three-course prix fixe dinners, and $25 prix fixe lunches and brunches. More restaurants will be participating throughout the program, so be sure to check out who’s offering ‘Spice Now’ or ‘Spice Soon’ and start planning your outings. 

Other new features this season include the option for Miami Spice Take-Out or Delivery at select, participating restaurants, along with a new gift card program to further help support Miami’s dining establishments. 

Miami Spice 2020 is a great opportunity to get out and explore the many different neighborhoods of Greater Miami and the Beaches, and try some restaurants that you otherwise might not. Whether new to the scene, or a tried-and-true favorite, here are some of our top picks around town.

Pro tip: Before you select your restaurants of choice, check their weekly Miami Spice offerings. Some offer dinner only, some do not offer Miami Spice menus on certain days of the week, and some change their menus throughout the program.  

StripSteak by Michael Mina
StripSteak by Michael Mina is located inside the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel

Miami Beach restaurants

StripSteak by Michael Mina

StripSteak, the Miami Beach edition of Chef Michael Mina's award-winning Las Vegas restaurant, provides a steakhouse experience for today's adventurous diner. Located in the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel, they are offering a Miami Spice dinner menu every night of the week!

Start off with your choice of salad appetizer options or shrimp cocktail, followed by a 14 oz. Delmonico steak served over charred peppers and onions. Other entrée options include Miso Salmon with red pepper dashi, pak choi and marinated ikura (salmon caviar), or tasty Roasted Chicken with charred broccolini, chicken jus and lemon. Complete your delectable meal with Michael’s traditional key lime pie, served with a twist.

Try new flavors at Miami Spice restaurants like Hakkasan Miami Beach

Hakkasan Miami Beach

For a unique dining experience, check out Forbes and Michelin award-winning Hakkasan Miami Beach, located on the 4th floor rooftop of the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel. A modern interpretation of authentic Chinese cuisine with timeless and innovative signature dishes.

Savor authentic Cantonese fare complemented by a nice selection of New World wines and sake (not included in the prix fixe price). A Miami Spice dinner menu is offered every night of the week, featuring appetizers such as Dim Sum, Crispy Almond Pear Prawn, Pan-fried foie gras Shanghai dumpling and more.

Your entrée choices include delicious, Stir-fried Snapper in a sanpei sauce, or their version of Crispy Orange Chicken. Choose from side dish options such as Hakka Noodles with mushrooms and chives or Baby Boc Choi with garlic. If you can find room for dessert, you’ll want to try their signature Zen Stone dessert or Mango Custard with fresh fruit sorbet.

Cafe La Trova
Try new dishes at restaurants like Cafe La Trova

Mainland Miami restaurants

Café La Trova

Immerse yourself in Miami’s Cuban culture while enjoying live music at Café La Trova, a relatively new dining experience in the heart of Little Havana. James Beard award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein, and the world-famous Julio Cabrera and his team of cantineros, bring to life a retro-Cuba atmosphere highlighted with their artisanal, handcrafted cocktails.

There are many appetizer choices to start with, such as delectable empanadas stuffed with hand cut steak or roast calabaza, or try the refreshing watercress salad topped with beets and mojo onions. Your entrée choices include traditional favorites like Skirt Steak Ropa Vieja or Arroz con Pollo, but with a twist. Dessert presents a tough choice—Flaca Flan or Churro Waffles topped with cinnamon sugar and Nutella whipped cream. Don’t forget to pair your dinner with one of their amazing signature cocktails (not included in the prix fixe price). Buen Provecho!

Pascals on Ponce truffle cheese
At Pascal's on Ponce you can never say no to cheese

Pascal’s on Ponce

Coral Gables offers a taste of France right on Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Pascal’s on Ponce has been a long-time Miami Spice highlight, featuring contemporary French cuisine in an elegant but informal atmosphere, now including new outdoor seating options.

Chef Oudin's Miami Spice menu features classic French dishes made with locally sourced fresh ingredients. You can’t go wrong with the Porcini & Foie Gras soup or refreshing fresh Hericot Vert salad to start.  Follow that with either the Black Truffle Rotisserie Chicken or Wild Salmon poached in olive oil, pappardelle, caramelized cauliflower, and truffle vinaigrette. Top off the meal with a deliciously rich crème brulee or light mango sorbet that will melt in your mouth.

Complement your meal with a nice vintage from their award-winning wine list (not included in the prix fixe price). Pascal’s on Ponce also offers take-out, delivery and gift cards.

These are just a few of the many amazing options to plan your dining adventure. Check out a more comprehensive list of Miami Spice offerings.