MIAMI SPICE CONTINUES TO HEAT UP THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Sep 2, 2014

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MIAMI, FL – (September 2, 2014) – In its 13th year, the Miami Spice Restaurant Program organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), offers diners an affordable and convenient way to indulge at more than 170 area restaurants, including 44 new 2014 participants.  Miami Spice kicked off in August with dining deals that include lunch priced at $23 per person and dinner priced at $39 per person. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and exclude alcohol, tax, tip and service charges. Continuing through September, savvy foodies have countless new opportunities to enjoy amazing meals at some of the area’s hottest dining destinations for unbeatable prices. 

In an exciting first for the program, a series of exclusive Miami Spice Mash-Up dinners kicked off in June at J&G Grill with chefs Brad Kilgore and José Mendín of Pubbelly Group, and continued in July at Swine Southern Table & Bar with chefs Clay Miller of 50 Eggs and Todd Erickson of HaVen South Beach, with the grand finale taking place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Lure Fishbar in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Chefs John Iatrellis of Lure Fishbar, Wolfgang Birk of Area 31, and David Bracha of Oak Tavern team up to deliver an evening of indulgent seafood fare to preview each of their enticing September Miami Spice menus. Guests can enjoy two savory dishes per chef and a dessert crafted by the trio for $75 per person including a cocktail reception featuring one complimentary Botran Rum Deluxe Mojito, Stella Artois and a glass of wine from Wines of Chile (excluding tax, gratuity and additional alcohol purchases).  Reservations must be made in advance by calling (305) 695-4550. Cocktail reception will begin at 7 p.m.; dinner service will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.  These curated collaborations has brought some of the area’s most talented chefs together to offer an intimate and interactive experience celebrating the culinary artistry of some of Greater Miami and the Beaches’ top toques. 

Browsing restaurants and making reservations is a piece of cake at www.ilovemiamispice.com, which features a complete list of participating venues, menus and scheduled events.  The Miami Spice website offers photos of restaurants and featured dishes, with search functions for cuisine type, area/neighborhood, lunch/dinner and more.

This year, Miami Spice fans have the opportunity to win special prices through a social media promotion by posting and sharing photos of Miami Spice meals on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MiamiSpice.   In September, foodies will have the chance to win one of four (4) weekly $100 prepaid gift cards or the grand prize of a hotel stay and VIP dining experience when posting their Miami Spice meal photos.

Miami Spice is proud to partner with MasterCard Priceless Miami, Botran Rum, Stella Artois, Foods from Chile and Wines of Chile on this year’s program.

New participating restaurants include:

  1. 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
  2. 1826 Restaurant & Lounge
  3. AQ by Acqualina
  4. Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
  5. Big Fish Restaurant
  6. Bistro BE
  7. BLT Prime Miami
  8. Bocce Bar
  9. BrickTop's Restaurant
  10. Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge
  11. Cipriani Downtown Miami
  12. The District Miami
  13. Earls Kitchen & Bar
  14. El'eat
  15. Embarcadero 41 Fusion
  16. Fez
  17. Francesco @ The Towers of Key Biscayne
  18. Francesco Restaurant Coral Gables
  19. HaVen South Beach
  20. Icebox Cafe
  21. Il Forno Ristorante
  22. IL Mulino NY - SOUTH BEACH
  23. La Gamba Restaurant
  24. La Mar by Gaston Acurio
  25. La Montanara Miami
  26. L'echon Brasserie
  27. Lure Fishbar
  28. Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  29. Mignonette
  30. Oolite Restaurant and Bar
  31. Orange Blossom
  32. Perfecto
  33. Petit Bistro
  34. Pied A Terre
  35. Pilar Restaurant & Bar
  36. Porfirios Restaurant
  37. Seasalt & Pepper Brasserie
  38. Semilla Eatery & Bar
  39. SHIKANY
  40. St. Regis Bar
  41. Touche Restaurant & Rooftop Lounge
  42. The Traymore Restaurant & Bar
  43. Wine Depot 555
  44. Wolfgang's Steakhouse - by Wolfgang Zwiener
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    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit Miami Meetings. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  

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    About Botran® Rums
    The Botran® family has produced premium rums in Guatemala for more than six decades, with uncompromising dedication to quality. During the unique Solera System aging process, Botran rums are aged in white oak barrels, new and charred, which previously held American Whiskey, aged Sherry Wines and finally, are placed in Port barrels. This aging system, in harmony with the concentrated sugar cane juice extracted from the family’s very own harvest, yields bold flavors. The Botran® portfolio includes Reserva, aged up to 15 years, Solera 1893, aged up to 18 years, and Botran® Reserva Blanca aged 3 years. Visit Botran® Rums for more information.

    About Stella Artois
    Stella Artois® is part of a Belgian brewing tradition dating back to 1366. It is the number one Belgian beer in the world and is present in more than 80 countries. Stella Artois® is a bottom filtered, blonde pilsner. It is thirst quenching with a malty middle and crisp finish delivering a full flavor and a hint of bitterness. Stella Artois® is best enjoyed served between 3 and 5 degree Celsius and should be served in the unique Stella Artois® Chalice according to the 9-Step Pouring Ritual to guarantee a perfect experience of this gold standard lager.  Visit Stella Artois for more information.

    About Food from Chile
    Chile is the world's premier healthful food-producing country. With our fertile land and pristine waters, we bring truly wholesome food to your table. Chile’s natural resources, pristine environment, and diversity of climates provide ideal conditions for a wide variety of nutritious foods. We’re proud to showcase 22 products from Chile, that are exported to the U.S. and contribute to a healthy Mediterranean diet. The Foods from Chile campaign is dedicated to sharing the wholesome goodness of foods grown and produced in Chile. Visit Food from Chile for more information.

    About Wines of Chile
    Wines of Chile is committed to promoting Chilean wines throughout the world.  Wines of Chile’s 86 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 85% of Chile’s bottled wine exports, including small and large growers, suppliers, wineries and exporters. Visit Wines of Chile for more information.