Miami Spice returns next week, Wednesday, August 1. For two months, indulge in prix fixes ($23 for lunch and brunch and $39 for dinner) at more than 240 restaurants across town.
For the second year, Spice offers brunch menus at select restaurants, including Essensia, Fooq's, and Peacock Garden Bistro. Participating spots will serve three-course meals Saturdays and/or Sundays for $23 (tax, tip, and beverages not included). Here are five new restaurants offering Spice brunch this year.
Sette Osteria. In addition to offering a three-course menu, this Wynwood newcomer throws in a complimentary cocktail as well. Sip a mimosa, a
Stiltsville Fish Bar. Top Chef couple Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis are behind a nautical-inspired Miami Spice brunch, available Saturday and Sunday. Featured items include a sour orange and snapper ceviche with chilled watermelon; sweet corn spoon bread with buttermilk cream and scallions; smoked fish dip made with cherrywood-smoked local catch, house pickles, and thyme; a bacon eggs Benedict drizzled with bayou hollandaise; and the restaurant's signature surf 'n' turf burger stuffed with butter-poached lobster, grilled beef, black garlic, arugula, and horseradish rémoulade. For dessert, choose from gluten-free sticky lemon cake, coconut key lime pie, lychee
Planta. David Grutman's buzzy vegan restaurant, which serves Spice brunch Saturday and Sunday, boasts banana bread with cinnamon cashew nut butter and berry jam; a tofu scramble with zucchini cream and charred tomatoes; banana pancakes garnished with Vermont maple syrup and pecans; and falafel tacos filled with lettuce, pico de gallo, tahini sauce, and sumac. Finish the meal with a chef's selection of soft-serve ice cream or a bowl of raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. 850 Commerce St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8513; plantarestaurants.com. Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday.
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Upland. Chef Justin Smillie and restaurateur Stephen Starr's Upland offers Saturday and Sunday brunch featuring an avocado omelet with cotija cheese; bucatini
Corsair Kitchen & Bar. Limited to Saturdays, Corsair's Spice brunch is one of the most generous. The restaurant, located inside Turnberry Isle Miami, offers an unlimited appetizer buffet followed by a choice of an entrée and dessert buffet. Highlights include eggs Benedict with corned beef; French toast with maple butter, candied pecans, and cinnamon whipped cream; a breakfast skillet with French fries, beef jus, pulled short rib, and feta cheese; mac 'n' cheese loaded with gnocchi, spinach, tomato, prosciutto, white wine butter, and parmigiana; and a meatball sandwich stuffed with jalapeño jack cheese and spicy mayo. For dessert, visit the buffet's designated sweets and pastry section. 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 786-279-6800; turnberryislemiami.com. Brunch is offered Saturday only.