Last week we kicked off another series to celebrate Miami’s foodie Mecca: Miami Spice. Mitch took you on a #MiamiSpiceMonday tour of Downtown Bistro. The hope with this series is to highlight some of the Miami Spice menus that we’re enjoying during Miami’s most gluttonous months when the promotion takes over our growing culinary city. And, of course, that you enjoy it along the way!
As we all know by now, Miami Spice is a magical time in the Magic City when restaurants offer up special three-course menus at discounted prices. While some participating restaurants use the program to take risks and try out new dishes, many simply highlight what’s generally considered the best of their menu. Regardless, almost all stick to offering three courses – an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert.
That sound you hear is the rumbling of excitement as Miami once again prepares for another year of Miami Spice…or maybe it’s just our stomachs. The mouth-watering, annual restaurant promotion is back to once again to showcase the very best of Miami cuisine. For those of you who aren’t familiar, during the months of August and September, the price spice is right as local restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes at reduced prices. $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner.
First things first; this post is not about a lemonade stand. The title is a metaphor for what happened to me the other night when I was met with a change of dinner plans that turned into a great, unexpected dining experience. So, let’s start at the beginning…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…! Wait, maybe that’s Christmas. Anyway, although the song may be referring to something else, for us Miami foodies, Miami Spice is most definitely one of the most anticipated occurrences on our calendars. It’s a magical time when Miami’s best restaurants offer up mouth-watering promotions consisting of three-course meals at reduced prices ($23 for lunch; $39 for dinner) that showcase the very best of Miami cuisine.
On paper, the Miami New Times Iron Fork Miami Spice Kick Off is one of the elite culinary events on Miami’s social calendar. It combines the opportunity to taste signature dishes from dozens of local eateries, a cooking competition that features some of our city’s top chefs, a philanthropic partnership that brings awareness to child hunger, and, best of all, offers a sneak peek at some of the finest menus to be featured during the Miami Spice program. As foodies, we’ve attended the event in the past with differing experiences and relative mixed feelings, but were looking forward to attending this year’s bash – our first as food bloggers – with an open mind and new point of view.
It’s that time of year again… That’s right, Miami Spice is back! The mouthwatering restaurant promotion that showcases the best of Miami cuisine during the months of August and September will once again kick off at the Miami New Times Iron Fork event on Thursday, July 31st at the Hyatt Regency Miami.