Miami Spice

Miami Spice 2018: The Five Best Power Lunches

Seared Mediterranean branzino.
Seared Mediterranean branzino. Courtesy of Boulud Sud

If you're trying to impress a client or treat a valued employee to lunch, try Miami Spice.

The program, in which more than 200 of Miami's finest establishments offer three-course lunch deals for only $23, runs through September 30.

The five restaurants below are noted for their generous menus and sophisticated settings. Tax and tip are not included in the prices, and reservations are strongly recommended.
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Robata hanger steak and crispy Peking duck at Novikov.
Photo by Fabio Bottallo
1. Novikov. At this chic, expansive Asian-fusion eatery, your toughest decision will be selecting only two of the dozen appetizers and main courses. Start with the saffron sweet corn or shrimp cilantro dumplings, the salmon avocado roll, or pork skewers. Then move on to the robata hanger steak, Peking duck, or chirashi donburi — white rice topped with delicate tuna and salmon sashimi. For dessert, indulge in the key lime tapioca or umeshu black forest. 300 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-489-1000; Miami Spice is offered for lunch Monday through Friday.
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Cipriani's chicken spezzatino al curry.
Photo by Mario Martinez
2. Cipriani. Lunch at Cipriani includes panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. First courses include octopus carpaccio with celery olive oil and lemon and a creamy cucumber salad with sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Entrées include homemade pasta gnocchi al pomodoro and chicken spezzatino al curry with yellow rice. End your meal with the signature vanilla meringue or a selection of ice creams and sorbets. 465 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-329-4090; Miami Spice is offered for lunch Monday through Thursday.
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