Taste of the Gables ushers in Gables Restaurant Week(s)

It’s almost summer in Miami and though we haven’t even broached the topic of Miami Spice we are already gearing up with a reduced-priced menu-palooza known as Coral Gables Restaurant Week.

Now in its eighth year, the three-week promotion that runs June 8-28 offers three-course prix-fixe menus with at least a 20 percent savings. Guests who are 21 and older can pair those meals with a classic Bacardi and Coke, the official cocktail of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, or a glass of Martini prosecco, the featured wine.

To date, 40 restaurants are participating, including critical favorites Bulla Gastrobar, The Local Craft Food & Drink and Uvaggio.

It all kicks off on Thursday, June 4, with “Taste of the Gables,” the Restaurant Week launch party. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westin Colonnade, 180 Aragon Ave., attendees will taste samples from Restaurant Week participants and cast their votes for “Best Taste of the Gables.”

General admission tickets are $30 in advance online and $35 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $55 online and $65 at the door. VIP ticket holders will have access to all General Admission areas, plus an open bar, additional food stations and a goody bag to take home. Taste of the Gables is 21 and over; diners of all ages are invited to participate in Restaurant Week.