By E. Machado.
Every year in August & September, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launches Miami Spice months showcasing the best restaurants in the area, a variety of cuisines and tailored menus to satisfy locals & visitors while exploring the top destinations in Miami.
Endorsed by Southern Florida Restaurant Concierge Association, the 2021 Spice edition will also serve to support the Surfside collapse building victims as the GMCVB will be donating the proceeds from Open Table reservations.
SIX concepts within Vida & Estilo Restaurant Group will exhibit full of flavor 3-course dinners to enjoy during this celebration for lunch, dinner & even brunch on the week-ends.
Barsecco, our stylish restaurant in Brickell area, will offer Dinner every night with appetizers: guacamole / Corvina ceviche), mains with choices from gnocchi sorrentina, New York strip steak or the delicious citrus mahi mahi & for dessert the homemade tiramisu. For Saturday & Sunday brunch, the dine & relax lounge deals go from Mimosa glass to avocado toast, huevos rancheros & steak and eggs breakfast burritos.
V&E newest concept, also in Brickell, PaperFish Sushi Bar, a contemporary Tokyo-inspired izakaya with masterfully crafted Nikkei cuisine will have three options to choose from for appetizers including crispy rice, salmon tiradito & nikkei tuna tataki; entrees will feature the tuna tartare, Asian bourbon chicken, a tokusen nigiri platter or miso black cod, then for dessert the lava chocolate cake.
In Miami Beach, lunch starts promptly at Cafe Americano. To start let’s go with either a Caesar salad or spiced brined chicken wings, entree options are between the delicious poke bowl or the classic burger or penne sorrentina. Dessert? Always. The cheesecake. Dinner time happens every day. Choices between chopped salad or BBQ shrimp followed by either fried chicken, smoked st Louis ribs or salmon & chocolate cake to finalize a well balanced dinner. If coming during the weekend, starting Friday an All Day brunch menu is also added to the experience with a refreshing mimosa & dont forget to try the carrot cake french toast, an all time favorite.
Our iconic Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine joins Miami Spice with both lunch and dinner options. For Lunch the must-try Cuban combo with typical samplers of Cuban food & then options to choose from six most-liked including signature chicken, roasted pork, ropa vieja, chop chop salad & the one and only Cubano sandwich. Dessert? The Flan. If visiting for dinner, the menu options will include Palomilla, enchilado de camarones & pescado a la plancha, besides Pollo Havana & lechón asado.
For Mexican food lovers, La Cerveceria de Barrio will have Miami Spice lunch and dinner menus. Lunch will feature a variety of appetizers to choose from grilled chicken salad, guacamole or the “spicylicious” green aguachiles. Entrees will range from the Cerveceria burger, baja fish taco or the popular El Jefe burrito. Dinner days are from Sunday to Thursdays with shrimp, corvina & tuna in a variety of presentations as appetizers followed by ribs, fajitas or a whole fried red snapper. Dessert? Homemade sweet corn cake.
Last but not least “Qui si mangia” for those Italian food apasionados, Mercato della Pescheria in Espanola Way will elevate the experience to a pasta & seafood perfect combination. With lunch available from Fridays to Sundays, the menu will start with crispy calamari or caesar salad, then for 2nd course, spaghetti & clams or spaghetti & meatballs or wood oven pizza. Dessert? Florida key lime pie. Miami Spice dinners at Mercato will be available from Sunday to Thursdays with an appetizer selection from italian meatballs, shrimp cocktail or salmon tartar, followed by chicken parm, salmon with garlic spinach, cippolini onions, carrot puree & pomegranate or the trendy & tableside cacio e pepe alla ruota.
Dinner is ready, table is set, we look forward to having you visiting our restaurants sometime soon during Miami Spice 2021.