July 26, 2012

11th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program

August 1 – September 30, 2012 - Announces Exciting Restaurant Line-up

Culinary Event Features More Than 165 Participating Restaurants

Organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), presented by American Express and sponsored by Stella Artois and BACARDI® Rum, South Florida’s wildly-anticipated summer culinary celebration, Miami Spice Restaurant Program is set to run from August 1 through September 30, 2012 with a record-breaking 166 participating restaurants (to date). New to the program this year is an attractive, second pricing option, allowing many more of Miami and The Beaches’ top dining destinations to participate in Miami Spice.

“Miami Spice is a very exciting time of year for Greater Miami and The Beaches,” said Steve Haas board chair of the GMCVB and owner of City Hall – The Restaurant. “It’s an effective way to support restaurant businesses during our slower season and gives foodies countless reasons to dine out.”

During this one-of-a-kind culinary event, destination restaurants will offer discounted, three-course, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus featuring a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. This year, Miami Spice will consist of two restaurant groups: Luxury Dining and Fine Dining.

• Luxury dining restaurants will offer three course prix-fixe lunches at $23 per person, dinners at $39.

• Fine dining restaurants will feature menus at $19 for lunch, $33 for dinner.

(All menus exclude tax and gratuities)

New to the Miami Spice program this year are 50 restaurants:

• Altamare Restaurant

• Amalfi on the Beach

• Amuse Restaurant & Lounge

• Azzuro Italian Restaurant & Bar

• Baoli Miami

• Barceloneta Bistro

• Bianca

• Bloom

• Bongo’s Cuban Café

• Cibo Wine Bar

• Copper Chimney


• De Luca Food & Wine

• Deco Blue Restaurant & Lounge

• Dominque Bistro Club

• Edge, Steak & Bar

• Fifi’s

• Flame Caffe and Grill

• Front Porch Café

• Green House Organic Food Restaurant

• Il Bolognese

• Jean Paul’s House

• Juvia

• La Cote at Fontainbleau

• La Gloutonnerie

• Lantao Kitchen & Cocktails

• Larios on the Beach

• Luca Bella Family Style Italian

• Maya Tapas & Grill – Ocean

• Maya Tapas & Grill - Lincoln

• Mesa Venezuelan French Cuisine

• Off the Hookah Miami

• Piazetta Marketplace and Restaurant

• Pubbelly

• Seasons 52

• Terraza

• The Dome Restaurant and Caviar Bar

• The Dutch

• The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

• TIKL Raw Bar & Grill (Opening August 2012)

• Toscana Divino in Miami

• Tutto’s Mare Miami

• Tuyo


• Uvas Restaurant

• Vesper American Brasserie

• Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge

• Werner Staub’s Peppermill Restaurant

• Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

• Zuma

More than 158,000 Miami Spice meals were served last year and the GMCVB expects to surpass that number due to the expanded format, still-growing list of participating restaurants, media and marketing partnerships as well as special city-wide summer promotions that overlap Miami Spice.

For an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, menus, and scheduled events, visit the Miami Spice Restaurant Program’s dedicated website:

About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau:

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an independent not-for- profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or (305) 447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial (305) 539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or (305) 539-3071 or visit

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at and connect with us on,,,, and

About Stella Artois

Stella Artois® is part of a Belgian brewing tradition dating back to 1366. It is the number one Belgian beer in the world and is present in over 80 countries. Stella Artois® is a bottom filtered, blonde pilsner. It is thirst quenching with a malty middle and crisp finish delivering a full flavor and a hint of bitterness. Stella Artois® is best enjoyed served between 3 and 5 degree Celsius and should be served in the unique Stella Artois® Chalice according to the 9-Step Pouring Ritual to guarantee a perfect experience of this gold standard lager. Visit for more information.

About BACARDÍ Rums

In 1862 BACARDÍ revolutionized the spirits industry when founder Don FacundoBacardí began producing his remarkable light-bodied, smooth rum – BACARDÍ, the world’s favorite premium rum brand. The unique taste of BACARDÍ Rum inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world’s most famous drinks including the BACARDÍ Mojito, the BACARDÍ Daiquirí, the BACARDÍ Cuba Libre, the BACARDÍ Piña Colada and the BACARDÍ Presidente. BACARDÍ Rum has won more than 400 awards for quality and product profile. Today, BACARDÍ rum is produced in Puerto Rico, following the production legacy set forth by Don Facundo – crafted in a five step distillation process, aged in American white oak barrels, and filtered five times for unparalleled quality and smoothness.



Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700

Miami, Florida 33131 USA

305/539-3084, Fax 305/539-2911

Email: [email protected]





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