Arriving like a cool breeze to distract locals from the oppressive summer heat, Miami Spice returns August 1.
For two months, take advantage of
When planning for Spice, keep an eye out for these nine restaurants that will give you more bang for your buck through added perks such as free prosecco and house-made sangria, complimentary fourth courses, and discounted drinks.
Stagionale at La Centrale. Inside La Centrale’s vegetable-focused restaurant, sip a free glass of prosecco while dining on plant-based items such as blueberry flatbread with feta, almonds, and honey; hummus with Italian parsley and rice chips; and brown rice spaghetti with lemon zest. Then top off your meal with chocolate and caramel mousse, as well as a
Caña. Brickell’s recently opened Caña is participating in Spice the first time with
Azabu Miami Beach. Another Miami Spice first-timer, Azabu kicks off every Spice meal with a starter of the chef’s choosing, such as chilled edamame soup shooters or Japanese escabeche. Other menu selections include Japanese Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu; branzino with umami butter; a fresh sushi bowl; and matcha cheesecake. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-276-0520; azabuglobal.com.
Bird & Bone. Chef Richard Hales’ restaurant at the Confidante will serve a three-course menu of Southern-inspired fare, along with a complimentary glass of wine or a cocktail such as the Bone Bramble, made with gin, blackberry, cucumber sage, and lemon. Menu highlights are skillet heirloom cornbread, Miami Beach ceviche, crispy skin snapper, and fried apple hand pies. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-424-1234; theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com.
Bulla Gastrobar. At Bulla's Doral and Coral Gables locations, score a free glass of house-made sangria during Spice. On the menu, look out for chicken croquettes, veal and pork meatballs, herb-marinated pork loin, and cumin-marinated chicken skewers. Multiple locations; bullagastrobar.com.
GK Bistronomie. During Spice, save $5 on any pisco sour (normally $12) with your meal. For lunch, choose from options such as the Icy Hot shrimp salad or the pork sandwich. Dinner standouts include a Thai black grouper ceviche, crispy duck leg confit, and truffled Peruvian gnocchi. End the meal with churros for dessert. 218 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-477-5151; gkbistronomie.com.
Jaya at the Setai. The Miami Beach restaurant has teamed up with Joto Sake to offer four sake bottles for $24. Sip on a select bottle and dine on truffle dumplings and Wagyu bao buns. Be sure to finish off with a peach crisp or warm chocolate chip bread pudding. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 855- 923-7899; thesetaihotel.com/jaya.
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Sette Osteria. One of Wynwood's newest restaurants, Sette Osteria will offer a Miami Spice menu with four courses rather than three. Highlights include fried calamari,
Pisco y Nazca. Pair your Spice meal with a free pisco sour at Pisco y Nazca's Kendall and Doral locations. Highlights from this year’s menu are tostones with pulled pork and avocado; mixed ceviche with fish, shrimp, octopus, fried calamari, sweet potato, and