June 26, 2012

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Expands Miami Spice Restaurant Program

New, Two-Part Culinary Event Set for August 1 – September 30

(MIAMI, FL.) June 2012 – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) proudly announces the 11th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program - the wildly anticipated summer celebration in which Greater Miami restaurants offer discounted three-course lunch and dinner menus. To make dining deals spicier, new to the program this year is a second option, which will be offered simultaneously from August 1 – September 30, 2012, offering Miami Spice fans with more diverse and wide-ranging dining options.

The expanded format of Miami Spice – presented by American Express and sponsored by Stella Artois and BACARDI® rum – will consist of a two restaurant groups: Luxury Restaurants and Fine Dining Restaurants.

· Luxury 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 Miami Spice menus include an appetizer, entrée and dessert as part of the fixed price, which excludes tax and gratuities.

“Our 2012 revitalized Miami Spice program embraces the city’s ever-growing culinary scene,” says William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB. “The expanded program gives Miami diners more options and more opportunities to savor the region’s great restaurants.”

For an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, menus, and scheduled events, visit the Miami Spice Restaurant Program’s dedicated website: Restaurateurs who wish to be considered for Miami Spice should email [email protected] for information.

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


Email: [email protected]




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