MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the most delicious time of the year on Miami Beach with the return of Miami Spice. Now through September 30, foodies are invited to dig in to Miami Beach's eclectic and global culinary style at participating Miami Beach restaurants that are offering pre-fix menus for lunch ($23) and dinner ($39). Visitors can taste their way through a collection of restaurants including iconic destinations and award-winning newcomers bringing bold flavors and experiences to the table.
"Miami Beach is without a doubt a culinary destination and a melting pot of cultures, traditions and cooking styles," says Steve Adkins, Chairman of The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). "Visitors can expect travel-worthy meals and experiences rooted in regional influences."
All Miami Spice menus include three courses, offering a selection of appetizers, main entrees and desserts, giving foodies the opportunity to taste a number of expertly-composed dishes. And, many participating restaurants provide wine and cocktail pairing recommendations to enhance the flavors of key menu items.
"Travelers from around the globe continue to be drawn to visit Miami Beach as recognized chefs and restaurateurs strategically open new concepts in the area, a testament to our position as a destination like no other place in the world," adds Grisette Roque Marcos, Executive Director, MBVCA.
With more than 80 participating restaurants on Miami Beach, deciding where to go can be difficult. To help visitors choose the best menus for their culinary style, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority has put together a list of must-taste restaurants. From adventurous eaters and vegans to pescatarians and carnivores, there is something for every palate on Miami Beach including:
Travel-Worthy Miami Beach Menus:
LOS FUEGOS BY FRANCIS MALLMANN
Born from a passion for the ancient art of South American live-fire cooking, Argentine grillmaster Francis Mallmann creates a contemporary asado experience with an open-fire kitchen, local ingredients and a gaucho's touch to transform traditional rustic recipes into sophisticated, savory dishes. Miami Spice menus are available for lunch and dinner.
For dinner, try the: Oxtail croquettes with a lemon aioli, Local Snapper a la plancha with a yamani rice salad, yogurt and tahini sauce and a Dulce de Leche tart.
Scarpetta, led by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant, offers a regional Italian menu combining the simplicity of Italy's cucina rustica with the refined flavors of fine cuisine. Experience fine dining amidst breathtaking unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and beautifully lit pools at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Scarpetta is featuring Miami Spice menus for dinner.
For dinner, try the: Mediterranean octopus, roasted branzino, burrata, and coconut tapioca.
Steps from the beach, Estiatorio Milos by critically acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis, has quickly become a favorite for locals and tourists alike. The elegant private dining room evokes a sense of being in a private library or study, while the glass-enclosed wine cellar, situated behind the bar, highlights an impressive wine collection. Estiatorio Milos has Miami Spice menus for lunch and dinner.
For lunch, try the: Greek meze plate, dorado royale, faroe islands organic salmon, and the real Greek yogurt.
Set in the heart of South Beach, the Bazaar by José Andrés features signature dishes reflecting Latin American and Caribbean influences. The décor reflects the hotel's beachfront location, adding relaxed seaside touches to the classic, sleek lines and retro finishes of the landmark Art Deco building. Miami Spice menus are available for dinner.
For dinner, try the: gazpacho patricia, patatas bravas, croquetas de pollo, and yuca 'churros'.
For more information on the best menus to check out on Miami Beach now through September, download the Miami Beach app at http://www.miamibeachapi.com/ and follow @ExperienceMiamiBeach on Facebook, Instagram and @EMiamiBeach on Twitter.
ABOUT MIAMI BEACH
Miami Beach is an award-winning destination, with first place in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia in the categories of 'Best Honeymoon Destination, U.S. & Canada', 'Best Tourism Board U.S. & Canada, and 'Best LGBTQ Destination'. Also recently named 2019 and 2018 North America's Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards, and a winner in the 2018 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of "Best Overall Honeymoon Destination in the United States and Canada", "Best Overall Beach Destination in the United States and Canada", and "Best Overall Spa Destination in the United States and Canada" respectively. Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for 'walkability' and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination has been ranked by TripAdvisor as a Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destination, Top Romantic Destination, Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world! In 2019, the MBVCA introduced new handles on Instagram and Facebook @ExperienceMiamiBeach and on Twitter @EMiamiBeach to provide visitors with real-time information and recommendations.
SOURCE Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority