When deciding on a restaurant for Miami Spice, there are a few factors to consider: location, whether the restaurant serves lunch or dinner (or both), and the price point (fine or luxury dining). Of course there's also the question of whether or not your choice serves Spice on weekends (many do not), which could make or break a potential date night.
Then, when you and your friends have hashed out all those other options, there's the last (and most important) factor: menu options. What happens when a carnivore, a vegetarian, and a pescatarian walk into a restaurant?
Well, if the restaurant is Edge Steak & Bar at the Four Seasons hotel in Brickell, they'll be able to dine together in harmony.
Executive chef Aaron Brooks has created a Miami Spice menu that manages to be creative and democratic. Plus, Spice dinner is offered seven days a week at the "fine dining" price point of $33 per person for a three-course meal. Lunch, by the way, is offered Monday - Saturday at an extremely affordable $19 per person.
We stopped in for Spice dinner a few days ago. The restaurant was full, so we recommend making a reservation. Here's what we had:
Chicken and truffle croquetas, served with a carrot puree and parsley salad are one of the appetizers featured on Edge's Spice menu.
The red salad is a gorgeous presentation of roasted beets, queso fresco, red walnuts, and piquillo pepper.
A pork and duck terrine, served with spicy mustard, preserved peppers, and grilled bread is also offered. Our suggestion for couples? Get the salad and the terrine and share!
Grilled mahi mahi is presented with a flavorful eggplant puree, slow cooked heirloom tomatoes, and country olives. It's a light and flavorful entree choice for seafood lovers.
Of course, you'd expect a great piece of meat at a restaurant with "steak" in the name. Edge delivers. A Creekstone Farms butchers filet is cooked to order and served with roasted broccolini, pepperoncini and raisin salsa, and sweet onion butter. Other entrees (which we didn't try) include a lamb braised with chipotle and spices, and green gnocci with crunchy breadcrumbs and parmesan cream.
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