During the long-awaited Miami Spice months, fine dining enthusiasts are be able to indulge in affordable culinary delights all over town.
Florida Review recommends the following spots for your Miami Spice adventure.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Brickell. This exotic upscale spot provides food lovers with a delectable menu of Japanese and Peruvian flavors. The Spice menu for dinner includes the tiradito bachiche or paiche charapa, Amazon anticuchera, and a delicious banana tacacho wrapped in banana leaves.
500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8358
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (Midtown/Design District/Wynwood). This unique menu boasts a weekly rotation, with yummy appetizers such as short-rib croquettes and a roast pork sandwich for lunch. The Wood oven-roasted lamb sausage and a simple grilled snapper are the dinner menu standouts. A mouth-watering chocolate budino will leave dessert fans craving for more. You can also order a raw bar platter with a selection of oysters, crudo, and ceviche for $17.
130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550;michaelsgenuine.com.
Zuma is one of the city’s trendiest dining venues. Upscale ambience and unique Japanese dishes make the restaurant a popular go-to spot during Miami Spice Month, where guests can try its culinary masterpieces at a more affordable price. Appetizers include salmon tuna tartar with seaweed rice crackers and grilled octopus. Guests can also choose from main dishes such as roasted seabass with umami butter and avocado salad, and organic chicken with ginger soy and japanese pickles.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-577-0277