GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU HOSTS SUMMER SOIREE AT BONGO’S CUBAN CAFÉ – TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012, 6:30 TO 9:30 P.M.

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the 11th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) will host an exclusive, invitation-only Summer Soiree at Bongo’s Cuban Café on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and food stations serving authentic Cuban cuisine. Guests can enjoy hand-rolled cigars, salsa dancing, and live musical performances by the Mambo Kings, while sipping on delicious mojitos and cocktails courtesy of Bacardi as well as beers provided by Stella Artois.

Now in its 11th year, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) Miami Spice Restaurant Program is the wildly anticipated summer celebration in which Greater Miami restaurants offer discounted three-course lunch and dinner menus. New to the program this year is a second pricing option, offering Miami Spice fans more diverse and wide-ranging dining options, simultaneously from August 1 – September 30, 2012. The expanded format of Miami Spice – presented by American Express and sponsored by Stella Artois and BACARDI® rum – consist of a two restaurant groups: Luxury dining restaurants and fine dining restaurants. Luxury dining restaurants offer three course prix-fixe lunches at $23 per person, dinners at $39. Fine dining restaurants feature menus at $19 for lunch, $33 for dinner. For an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, menus, and scheduled events, visit the Miami Spice Restaurant Program’s dedicated website: www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com. Follow Miami Spice on Twitter @MiamiandBeaches.

WHEN/WHERE: The Summer Soiree celebrating Miami Spice will take place, starting at 6:30 p.m. on August 7, 2012 at Bongo’s Cuban Café located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami (adjacent to the AmericanAirlines arena). Complimentary parking with validation will be available in the AAA parking garage, located below the restaurant.