If you're anything like us, you're happy that the weather is getting cooler. But you're also sad because the next Miami Spice is ten months away.
In the medium term, we have some good news. French Spice is going on through November 15. It works just like Miami Spice -- you choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert for a fixed price of $39.
In its fourth year, the program is all about promoting French cuisine. There are more than ten participating restaurants, including Pascal's on Ponce, La Gloutonnerie, Villa Azur, and L'Entrecote de Paris.
If you're craving French fare in Brickell, visit Atrio at the Conrad. Chef Virgile Brandel has implemented his French culinary training and constructed an innovative menu.
As a starter, begin with the beef and truffle consommé. It's delicate and tasty.
Poached in red wine and served with brioche croutons, pancetta, and mushrooms, this egg dish is another delectable choice.
Your third option is smoked duck breast salad with endive, green beans, prunes, and foie gras bites.
For the main course, this onion is delicious. It pairs crème fraîche, black olives, arugula, with thyme over a golden, crisp crust.
For the beef bourguignon, Brandel braises short ribs in red wine along with mushrooms, pearl onions, and bacon. It's served on a bed of pasta.
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If you have room for dessert, try the floating island. The sweet features English custard with caramel and almonds. You can also sample the chocolate marquis or Brie cheesecake with poached pears.
French Spice is available through November 15 for lunch (two courses for $19 or $23) and dinner (three courses for $33 or $39). Prices exclude tax and gratuity.
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