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Miami Spice 2018: The Five Best Restaurant Deals in Coral Gables

Seared foie gras at Palme d'Or.
Seared foie gras at Palme d'Or. Courtesy photo
Coral Gables has 34 restaurants participating in Miami Spice, with the best menus by the City Beautiful's most established names.

This makes Miami Spice a wonderful way to reacquaint yourself with old friends. When was the last time you enjoyed the Caribbean-infused flavors of Ortanique or a bacon-infused chow-down at Swine? The two-month promotion, which kicked off just a few days ago, is the perfect time to indulge in some of the area's most tried and true culinary experiences at the reduced price of $23 for lunch and brunch, and $39 for dinner.
click to enlarge Seared foie gras at Palme d'Or. - COURTESY PHOTO
Seared foie gras at Palme d'Or.
Courtesy photo
1. Palme d'Or. The Biltmore's opulent French restaurant remains one of Miami Spice's best values. Chef Gregory Pugin's dishes pay homage to traditional French fare without once being stuffy or staid, and the dining room overlooking the property's pool is one of the city's most beautiful settings for a meal. The Miami Spice menu is filled with decadence. Start with seared foie gras, then move on to the seared duck breast before indulging in selections from le chariot de fromage. Miami Spice is offered for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1926; biltmorehotel.com/dining/palme_dor.php.
2. Ortanique on the Mile. Chef Cindy Hutson's dishes marry local ingredients with Caribbean flavors. You won't get bored with the chef's Miami Spice menu — the dishes change daily. Look for favorites like Gulf grouper escovitch, island-spiced calamari, and rum cake with rum-soaked raisins. Miami Spice is offered for lunch Monday through Friday; dinner nightly. 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-446-7710;.cindyhutsoncuisine.com.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss