Foodie Finds

Miami Spice hits the beach






Miami Spice is a great time to get out and try new restaurants throughout the Magic City. Check out the offerings from these Miami Beach hot spots.

The Dutch – The intimate, Modern American restaurant at W South Beach, launches its September Miami Spice dinner menu, where for just $39, diners can enjoy chilled cucumber & dill soup, autumn-inspired squash terrine, mole poblano chicken with candied pumpkin seeds and much more! The Dutch’s Miami Spice offerings are from 6 – 11 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday and from 6 p.m. – midnight Thursday – Saturday, throughout the entire month of September. The Dutch Miami Beach is located inside the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue. Call 305-938-3111 for reservations.

BLT Steak lives up to expectation with a September Spice lunch menu ($23) that features local ceviche tacos with smoked corn and cotija cheese, refreshing watermelon gazpacho and a pork belly BLT that rings true to the popular hotspot’s name. The September Spice dinner menu ($39 for 4 courses) features a Jackman ranch waygu bistro filet that makes BLT Steak one of the best Miami Spice deals on the beach. BLT Steak at the Betsy is located at 1440 Ocean Drive and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and weekend brunch. Call 305-673-0044 for reservations.

Fontainebleau Restaurants debut September Spice menus – highlights include prime beef tartare from Gotham Steak; polenta crusted cheesecake from Scarpetta; grilled whole spiny lobster from La Cote; and roasted spareribs from Hakkasan. For Miami Spice dinner reservations, call 877-326-7412.

Gotham Steak also presents its Wine-of-the-Month selections, hand-picked Oregon and Napa Valley varietals perfectly compliment Gotham’s cuisine, at prices too good to pass up. Archery Summit Vineyards “Premier Cuvée” Oregon Pinot Noir 2011 is typically priced at $140 per bottle is now $100; and the Caymus Vineyards “Napa Valley” Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is normally $180 per bottle and is now offered at $150.