Miami Spice 2022 is in full swing! From now through September 30, locals and visitors alike can indulge in amazing deals at some of the city’s most coveted dining destinations. The annual event showcases diverse cuisine from some of the best chefs in town via exclusive prix-fixe brunch, lunch and dinner menus.
Below, we present some of the best Miami Spice menus in town!
Kosushi Celebrates Miami Spice Debut with Five-Course Dinner Menu
Originally based in São Paulo, Brazil, the five-time Michelin star-winning sushi restaurant Kosushi is participating in Miami Spice for the first time since opening in 2019. The restaurant, which was recently named Miami New Times’ “Best Sushi Restaurant,” is offering a unique five-course Dinner menu ($60), allowing guests to experience some of its most authentic and contemporary Japanese dishes. To start, guests can choose from Edamame, Miso Soup or fresh Yuzu Watercress Salad before making their way to the second course, which includes choice of Yuzu Hamachi, made with yuzu soy, ginger and garlic chips; den miso-marinated Miso Sea Bass Skewers; Wagyu Gyoza, pan-seared with ponzu dipping sauce; or Sauteed Mixed Mushrooms with garlic soy butter. Moving on to the third course, guests will be served a three-piece nigiri selection featuring Tuna Foie, foie gras with orange eel sauce; Madai Jelly, red snapper topped with ponzu jelly; and Salmon Truffle, torched with truffle oil, lemon zest and pink salt. The journey continues with the Kosushi King Maki for the fourth course, a king crab roll with avocado and cucumber topped with tuna, yellowtail and salmon sashimi. For dessert, guests can choose from two flavors of the daily mochi selection.
EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen Celebrates Miami Spice with $10 Unlimited Beer Add-On and Thai-Inspired BBQ Dishes
Bringing Thai-inspired American BBQ cuisine to Brickell City Centre, EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen offers a unique dining experience complete with an in-house brewery serving over a dozen beer selections. For Miami Spice this year, the restaurant will offer a three-course Lunch menu ($28) featuring a choice of popular appetizers like the fresh Papaya Salad, Chicken Satay, Mushroom Spring Rolls or Crispy Ribs. For their entrée, lunch guests can choose from the Smoked Platter, Veggie Pad Thai or Fried Rice, while dessert calls for freshly made assorted tropical ice cream and sorbet.
EST.33’s three-course Dinner menu ($45) offers other popular dishes, including the Steamed Dumplings, Crab Croquettes and Grilled Eggplant Salad, among others, for appetizers and the famous Mango Coconut Sticky Rice as a different option for dessert. To top it all off, guests ordering from the Miami Spice menu can add unlimited EST.33 crafted beers for just $10.
A Nikkei (+ Vegetarian) Experience at Chotto Matte Miami Beach
Located right off Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Chotto Matte is a hidden gem that stylishly incorporates the bold flavors of Peru with Japanese techniques to celebrate the best authentic and innovative Nikkei cuisine. For Miami Spice, the vibrant and electric restaurant is offering guests a Nikkei Vegetarian Menu ($45) and a traditional Nikkei Menu ($60), both sharing options that include appetizer, entrée and dessert staples. The Nikkei Miami Spice Menu offers guests favorites such as Edamame, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Salmon Tataki Tartare and the signature starter Chotto Ceviche, made with fresh branzino sashimi, a citrusy leche de tigre and chive oil. Also featured are entrées like Charcoal Roasted Sweet Potato; Pollo Picante; Spicy Tuna Maki, a roll made with tuna, spicy miso mayo and scallions; and Asado de Tira, made with slow-cooked BBQ beef, creamy purple potato purée, teriyaki jus and chives. Going meatless is just as delicious with starters like Edamame; Lychee Ceviche made with citrusy leche de tigre, chive oil, sweet potato, Peruvian corn and cilantro; the Jungle Salad, a fresh mix of green papaya, mango, daikon, red onion, pomegranate, cashew, furikake and yellow chili dressing; and El Jardin Maki. The vegetarian menu also features BBQ Huacatay Broccoli; Nasu Miso; and King Oyster Mushroom Tostadas, made from pulled mushrooms mixed with smoked aji panca chili, guacamole, lime and cilantro for taste and served on a crunchy tostada. Don’t forget to save room for something sweet like a warm Chocolate Brownie or a chef’s choice sweet concoction to conclude the meal.
Fratelli La Bufala, Miami’s first Neapolitan Pizzeria, Makes Miami Spice Debut
Located in Miami Beach’s historic SoFi neighborhood is Fratelli La Bufala, Miami’s first Neapolitan Pizzeria. For the first time since its opening in 2005, the restaurant is introducing a piece of Italy to Miami Spice, serving specially curated and authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy Fratelli’s Lunch menu ($28), starting with Bruschette, sliced house-made bread with diced tomatoes, dried kalamata olives and garlic oil; Mozzarella in Carrozza, fried fresh mozzarella served with cherry tomatoes and basil; and Minestrone Soup, the pizzeria’s classic recipe. For the main lunch course, guests can choose from Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese, with Frateli’s signature meat Bolognese sauce; Spaghetti Alla Carbonara; Parmigianella with eggplant; and Quattro Formaggi, with smoked mozzarella, gorgonzola, emmental and basil. Dessert is Panna Cotta or Neapolitan Cheesecake. Fratelli’s Dinner menu ($45) is not to be missed, as Miami Spice diners can enjoy Signature Focaccia to start and choose from appetizers such as Carpaccio di Polpo, octopus carpaccio with arugula, capers, cracked black pepper and olive oil; Veal Tonnato; and Parmigiana di Melanzane. The main courses are sure to satisfy Italian cravings with Pappardelle Ai Funghi Porcini, a homemade pappardelle with sautéed porcini mushrooms; Seafood Linguine, with shrimp, calamari and mussels in fresh tomato sauce and cherry tomatoes; Gnocchi Pesto and Shrimp, ricotta cheese gnocchi served with fresh basil pesto shrimp and sliced almonds; Casara; and Salmon Pizza. Save room for the Key Lime Pie or Tiramisu. As part of a second dinner menu for $60, Miami Spice diners can enjoy appetizers including Burrata cheese served with cherry tomatoes over a bed of arugula with Parma prosciutto and truffle oil and Calamari Fritti, fried calamari with vegetables, marinara sauce and shrimp. For entrées, diners can choose from Spaghetti Clams tossed in garlic and extra-virgin olive oil white wine sauce; Seafood Risotto; and Porcini e Salsicce, pasta with porcini mushroom, sausage, basil and bufala mozzarella. Top of the meal with Pastiera, a typical Neapolitan cake made with buckwheat and ricotta cheese, or Profiteroles, cream puffs filled with vanilla cream and topped with chocolate cream.
Brunch Every Day with Negroni’s 2022 Miami Spice Menu
Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar, located in Midtown, is the first Miami location of the renowned brand from Latin America. Known as a local hot spot, the restaurant is serving up diverse Miami Spice menus featuring international comfort food. The specially curated Brunch & Lunch menu ($28) is available Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; the Dinner menu ($48) is available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, featuring a curated selection of appetizers, entrées and desserts. With the brunch and lunch menu, guests can indulge in starters like Salmon Maracuya Tiradito, a Japanese-South American dish topped with arugula and passion fruit sauce with spring crackers to accompany; Beef Carpaccio; Wagyu Empanada; and Fiorentina, a vegan dish with mixed greens, quinoa, beets, almonds, sweet potatoes and balsamic vinegar. Additionally, guests can choose from entrées such as New Avocado Toast, with smashed avocado, red onions, cherry tomatoes, soft-boiled egg and crispy quinoa over sourdough bread; Croque Madame Huancaina, a grilled cheese and ham sandwich topped with huancaina sauce and fried eggs; Latino Maki; and Vegan Maki.
For dinner, Negroni offers appetizers such as Octopus Carpaccio; Italian Burrata; and Wakame Salad, a mix of fresh greens, arugula, wakame, mango, onions, cucumber and Nikkei vinaigrette. Main course options include Truffle Gnocchi, asiago cheese-stuffed potato gnocchi with truffled mushroom sauce; Tuna Tempura; Rib-Eye; Huancaino Maki, fried breaded shrimp with cream cheese and avocado covered with hamachi, huancaina sauce and shoestring potatoes; and Vegan Maki. Save room for dessert, as both menus offer a homemade Coconut Flan, with dulce de leche sauce and whipped cream or the New Apple Crumble, with mascarpone ice cream, poached apples and toffee sauce to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Villa Azur’s Limited-Time August Menu for Miami Spice 2022
Known for its avant-garde weekly vibe-dining dinner series, Villa Azur is a chic French-Mediterranean super club in Miami Beach. For its decadent three-course Miami Spice dining experience ($60+) throughout August, the restaurant fuses Mediterranean and European flavors with appetizers such as Branzino Ceviche, made with sliced branzino, citrus juices, cured onions, hearts of palm, mint, basil, Espelette pepper, cilantro sprouts and lemon oil, and Summer Burrata, 4-ounce burrata with mango mustard and pistachio dust served with filone toast. For an additional $5, guests can try the Arancini Lobster; for an additional $7, they can have the Tuna Tartare. For main dishes, Miami Spice diners can choose Lobster Ravioli with beurre blanc with trout roe, basil oil, lobster jus and fine herbs or the Pan Roaster Pork Chop, with charred haricot vert, cherry sauce and herb butter. Sea Bass is available for an additional $10, and Fillet for an additional $15. Top the meal off with one of Villa Azur’s epicurean desserts such as the Bordeaux Poached Pear with vanilla ice cream, spiced sable, berries compote and Chantilly cream or Cheesecake and Nutella Mousse for an additional $5.
Mix It Up with Mehzcla’s Miami Spice Menu
Located at The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach, Mehzcla unifies Latin-fusion cuisine with a passion for the culinary arts. With influences from all over Latin America, the menu combines Latin recipes and ingredients in tribute to the property’s Miami Beach heritage. For $45, guests can enjoy a specially curated selection of appetizers, entrées and desserts from Wednesday to Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. To start the three-course meal, guests can choose from dishes such as the Crispy Eggplant Bravas, made with spicy-brava sauce and topped with garlic aioli; Sticky Ribs, tender baby-back ribs glazed with ginger soy and garnished with scallions; Hearts of Romaine Asado, with a creamy Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, crumbled croutons and a fresh squeeze of lemon; Medianoche Croquetas, a specially curated blend of Swiss cheese, cotto ham and pickles topped with mustard aioli and served with a lime cheek; Arepitas, made with fontina cheese and guava jam; or Sweet Plantains with smoked agave, cotija cheese and chives. Moving into main courses, guests can choose from the Miso-Glazed Salmon, with avocado yuzu mousse, baby heirloom tomatoes, sesame ginger and cilantro sprouts; Beef Oxtail “Encendido” Pasta, served with gnocchetti sardi and boneless oxtail ragu and garnished with Pecorino Romano; Half-Roasted Chicken Fricassee, with red wine-tomato jus, pommes purée, ribboned heirloom carrots and Spanish olives; or Surf & Turf Fried Rice, crispy pork belly, rock shrimp, ginger, umami butter, gooey egg and cilantro sprouts served with yum-yum sauce. For sweet tooths, guests can enjoy Bunuelos, mini fried doughnuts with cinnamon sugar served with a spicy chocolate dipping sauce; Crème Brûlée brûléed banana, dulce de leche and passion fruit; or Coquito Cheesecake, with coquito-rum chantilly, caramel, rum brittle and galleta de Maria.
A New Kendall / Pinecrest Staple: True Food Kitchen The Falls Makes Miami Spice Debut
True Food Kitchen at The Falls is the newest SoFlo spot to celebrate a passion for better living by adhering to the anti-inflammatory food pyramid of integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil. With six locations across Florida, the seasonally inspired restaurant is making its Miami Spice debut this year with delicious Lunch ($28++) and Dinner menus ($45++) featuring nutrient-dense staples such as salads, bowls and more. The lineup of appetizers includes Charred Cauliflower, made with harissa tahini, Medjool date, dill, mint and pistachio; Herb Hummus, with cucumber, cherry tomato, onion, olive, feta and lemon oregano vinaigrette served with house-made pita; and the popular Wild-Caught Tuna Tostada, made with fresh tuna, avocado, jalapeño pepper, sesame cracker and citrus ponzu. For entrées, mouthwatering exclusives include the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl, Poke Bowl, Lasagna Bolognese, Margherita Pizza and Turkey Burger. Diners can choose between a Seasonal Dessert, Cookies & Ice Cream or Flourless Chocolate Cake to complete the experience.
An Island-Inspired Introduction at Mamey for Miami Spice 2022
Located inside THesis Hotel, Mamey is inspired by Chef Niven Patel’s travels throughout Asia, French Polynesia and the Caribbean and features locally grown produce, most of which is sourced from his farm, Rancho Patel, in Homestead. For the restaurant’s Miami Spice debut, Chef Patel is presenting Lunch ($28) and Dinner ($45) menus that showcase the exotic flavors and spices commonly found in the islands. The first course boasts a variety of options, including the Hawaiian-Braised Heart of Palm Salad, a combination of farm greens, pumpkin seeds and a herby, fresh coconut green goddess dressing; Glazed Lamb Ribs, served with a Rancho Patel farm starfruit salad; or the Local Daily Catch Ceviche, presented with coconut leche de tigre, red onion, avocado, cachucha peppers and fresh cilantro. The lineup for entrées includes the Pork Belly Sandwich, topped with chili glaze, kimchi and smoked mozzarella and served with a refreshing side salad; Mojo Roasted Chicken, served with adzuki bean congri, avocado and tangy pickled onions; and the Island-Spiced Shrimp Vietnamese Caesar Salad, a mix of little gem lettuce and opal basil garnished with Parmigiano, crispy shallots and crunchy croutons. For the full Miami Spice experience, guests can indulge in the dessert menu that highlights the Jamaican Rum Cake, with a sweet toffee sauce and creamy vanilla bean ice cream or the Floridian Mango Custard, a coconut cookie crumble served with fresh tropical fruit and a decadent coconut sorbet. Mamey’s Miami Spice dinner menu features a few different appetizers, entrées and desserts. Appetizers include the Shrimp Spring Roll, stuffed with mushroom and Thai basil and served with a sweet chili glaze for dipping.Entrées include the Lemongrass-Glazed Grouper, accompanied by bok choy, heirloom carrots, bamboo rice and Thai curry, or the Jerk-Spiced Pork Belly, served with platanos maduros, pikliz (Haitian pickled cabbage) and jerk-spiced crema. Dessert options include the Chocolate Mousse Bar, a warm brownie drizzled and topped with dulce de leche and hazelnut praline.
A Wood-Fired Miami Spice Menu at Orno
Recently named Miami New Times’ Best New Restaurant, Orno at THesis Hotel in Coral Gables will be showcasing its first Dinner ($60) menu for Miami Spice. The modern restaurant, helmed by Chef Niven Patel, four-time James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2020, features an open-kitchen concept and offers guests a true farm-to-table experience using locally sourced ingredients from Chef Patel’s very own farm, Rancho Patel. The menu consists of new American cuisine featuring the finest selection of meats and seafood. For Miami Spice, appetizer selection includes the Spicy Tuna Tartare, topped with preserved lemon, Calabrian chili and foie gras; the Compressed Melon Salad, with lime, mint and a tangy pickled kumquat; or the Chorizo Croquettes, served with saffron aioli, mushroom conserva and fried parsley. The entrée lineup consists of a Grilled Wagyu Bavette, cooked in a fennel sofrito butter and served with smoked plantain; the Pan-Roasted Snapper, accompanied by squid ink bomba rice and a romesco sauce; and the Corn Risotto with charred corn from the wood-fired oven topped with farm sunflower sprouts, with the option to add Australian black truffle for $20. Dessert options include the Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta, made with a blackberry compote and sweet mango granita, or Warm Chocolate Cake, topped with salted caramel, cacao nibs and vanilla ice cream to combine all the flavors.