What Is a Miami Spice Lunch?

Italian Gnocchi With Onion and Truffle

Food is a true pleasure. If you’re a true foodie then you know that finding the right restaurant is not an easy task. If you’re located in Miami, you know that there is a wide variety of places to eat, with a plethora of food cultures to choose from. If you’ve been in Miami for some time, you’ve probably heard of the Miami Spice Lunch.

What’s Miami Spice Lunch?

During the months of August and September in Miami, you can find a lot of places that are packed with guests. It’s these months that are the time of the so-called Miami Spice Lunch, where restaurants create special promotions. They offer three dishes from the menu at low prices and you can enjoy all sorts of delicacies, such as passion fruit cheesecake, watermelon salad, croquetas, steak frites, and even black truffle gnocchi! This event is organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau (GMCVB). The event started in 2001 and the motivation behind it was to give movement to the slow summer and create something big within the Miami cuisine.

From August 1st to September 30th, restaurants in Miami will offer dishes at fixed prices. For a lunch/brunch, you can pay $28 and for dinner, you will pay $42. These prices include appetizers, entrée, and desserts. But the tax, tips, and libation are apart. Imagine you can go to the great restaurants in Miami and pay only these prices for a meal, choosing anything from croquetas, watermelon salad, and passion fruit cheesecake to black truffle gnocchi and steak frites!

Miami restaurants are waiting for this moment to improve their sales, so each year more and more restaurants are joining the event. This year, about 140 restaurants are participating so don’t hesitate to make your list and take advantage of the event during these two months.

The New Miami Restaurants That Are Participating

Ian Fleischman, the executive chef of the Strawberry Moon to Forbes Magazine said that The Spice offers an equal opportunity to everyone to try their food, but it’s especially interesting to people who usually don’t dine in these types of restaurants.

Glass & Vine offers a special menu for the Miami Spice Lunch event. You can choose from these options:

The Appetizer

  • Charred Onion
  • Herb & Cheese Flatbread
  • Croquetas
  • Watermelon Salad

The Entrée

  • Fish sandwich
  • G&V Burger
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Black Truffle Gnocchi

The Dessert

  • Passion fruit cheesecake

On the menu, you can choose two more options, but you have to pay a little more. You can check this on our website.

Don’t forget to enjoy these two months. Take advantage and try new places to eat. We know that we have the custom to eat in one place and tend to be afraid of change. But this is a big opportunity to add a little spice. If you’ve never been to Glass & Vine before, we welcome you to try our delicious menu and enjoy the picturesque setting by the sea.