The Big Review: Miami Spice

Spaghetti from Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau.
Spaghetti from Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau.

We’re closing in on week two of Miami Spice. This weekend is prime time to open your wallets for a three-course $22 lunch or $35 dinner. A few picks & tips…

  • Especially generous menus and schedules include River Oyster Bar, Smith & Wollensky and Talula
  • Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau has a particularly noteworthy Spice menu, including Scott Conant’s signature spaghetti
  • Gotham & new chef John Suley are offering miso-marinated black cod, braised veal cheeks and grilled skirt steak
  • In Aventura, Bourbon Steak has an incredible Spice menu with choices like gazpacho, duck rillette and Michael Mina’s classic Tai snapper with tangerine and lychee vinaigrette
  • On South Beach, BLT Steak is Spicing it up every night with crispy pork and watermelon salad and more
  • Best newcomers: Au Pied du Cochon, Doral’s 5300 Chophouse at The Blue and Petit Rouge in North Miami

Miami Spice runs through September. For a complete list of participating restaurants & menus click here.