Miami Design District Spices Up August and September
Get ready, Miami—Miami Spice is BACK! From August 1st to September 30th, Magic City diners can indulge in lunch, brunch and dinner at the city’s trendiest restaurants, all at set prices (just $23 and $39!) that make it a little easier on the wallet.
Here’s where you can drink, dine and enjoy a nice night out in Miami’s most unqiue neighborhood during Miami Spice this year:
MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK
James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Schwartz is a household name in South Florida, and his flagship neighborhood bistro, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, proves why. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and fresh, local fare, MGFD has found a way to resonate with every kind of diner. And staying true to its originality, during Miami Spice 2017, the restaurant isn’t just picking dishes off the menu you’ve already had—it’s throwing in a few new ones every week, all based on what’s fresh and at it’s absolute peak season right then and there.
Don’t want something new? Get a classic! At Michael’s Genuine, a few dishes from the regular menu will be available at reduced prices, which diners can supplement if they so choose. Wash it all down with a $10 specialty cocktail or a glass of vino; lower-priced wines will even be highlighted on the back of the Spice menu for convenience.
While we won’t know the surprise dishes just yet, there are some lunch and dinner plates on the Spice menu that you can start drooling over already: like the Wood-Oven Roasted Lamb Sausage, a raw bar platter, Short Rib Croquettes, Wild Mushroom Pizza, Roasted Pork Shoulder, Housemade Tagliolini, Mango Kulfi and spiced Chocolate Budino.
To see the most up-to-date menu, check the MGFD website when Miami Spice begins on August 1st.
First, Emilio and Gloria Estefan gave us their music — and now, they’ve given us a taste of their life at home. The newest addition to the Miami Design District food scene, Estefan Kitchen is a vibrant restaurant that serves up high-end Cuban fare based on recipes Gloria and Emilio grew up cooking at home. It has everything you’d expect from the superstar pair: from live music and flamenco dancers, to sparkling table tops, glowing purple walls and even a long mojito menu that rivals the food itself.
Now, thanks to Miami Spice, hungry fans can get a taste of Gloria and Emilio’s must-try restaurant at an affordable price. Go for lunch, and you can nosh on a three-course menu of Lechon Flatbread (pictured above), Swordfish with a sweet plantain salad, Cuban-style Lentil Soup, Tostones with Vaca Frita, Queso Blanco and Cilantro Sauce, and desserts like Natilla, Arroz con Mango, or Guava and Cream Cheese Mousse. Craving something even heartier? Come back for dinner and get three courses of Pan con Tomate y Chicharrones, Beef Empanadas with a Guava Reduction, award-winning Lechon Asado, Cuban Risotto or something else. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be delicious. I mean, have the Estefans ever put out something we all didn’t love?
Diners can catch the Miami Spice deal Monday through Friday for lunch, and Sunday through Thursday for dinner.
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