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Spice starter: Bite into our first Miami Spice preview

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Miami Spice is days away - time to start feasting! Over 120 restaurants throughout Miami, Miami Beach, Midtown & North Beach are offering $22 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners. Restaurants' days & meals vary by location (some offer only weekdays, some only lunch or dinner) - click here to check availability. Official menus have not been released yet, but we've got a sneak peak. Read on for highlights of MIami Spice menus to come (warning - some dishes are only offered at lunch or dinner) then call to reserve - slots go quickly...

660 at The Angler’s (660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 786-594-5811)

Sea scallop & Kurobuta pork belly “Surf & Turf,” Dr. Pepper hoisin, vanilla bean miso, pickled scallion
Black Truffle Risotto, 12-Hour short rib ragu, shoestring potato, rosemary
Grilled 10 oz. Angus flat iron steak, baked bean puree & fried corn on the cob
Banana’s Foster “Pudding,” ‘Nilla Wafers, banana, salted caramel chantilly

Area 31 (270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234)

Shrimp ceviche
Fingerling potato salad
Grilled hangar steak
Braised pork shoulder
Barley risotto
Cookies & cream
Carrot cake

BLT Steak (1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305-673-0044)

Miami Spice menu starts July 25, wine pairings available for $25 supplement
Roasted tomato soup
Hamakua hearts of palm salad
Crispy Kurobuta pork belly, Thai chiles, basil, radishes, maple syrup glaze
Heirloom tomato-watermelon salad
Black Angus BLT hamburger, house smoked bacon, aged cheddar
Asian shrimp salad, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, crispy noodles
Black Angus top sirloin cap, chili butter, caramelized cipollini
Grilled local yellowtail snapper, white almond hummus, citrus relish
Lemon-rosemary organic chicken
Charred Shishito peppers
Bok choy, brown butter, crispy garlic
Jalapeno mashed potatoes
Tropical fruit sorbets
Key lime pie, Greek yogurt sherbetPassion fruit crepe soufflé

China Grill Miami Beach (404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-2211)

Items served family style, portions meant to be shared
Tuna Oshi, tuna, crabmeat, sushi rice & wasabi guacamole
Spicy beef & scallion dumplings
Dragon roll, tempura shrimp, crabmeat stick, mayonnaise, cucumber, masago, mango & avocado
Barbequed salmon, Chinese mustard sauce & stir fried greens
Sake-marinated drunken chicken, ponzu sauce, sweet crispy onions & Asian slaw
Wasabi mashed potatoes
Five vegetable rice

De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean (101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-672-6624)

Smoked tomato gazpacho over dried tomatoes
Duck croquettes with smoked pate sauce
Green plantain linguini with bacon shallot and sherry cream
Traditional Cuban carrot cake
3 leches chocolate cake with fresh berries

Essensia (3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-908-5458)

Organic arugula & grilled summer peach salad
Chilled cucumber & avocado soup
Kimchi BBQ’d jumbo shrimp
Pan seared local cobia
Anise honey glazed organic pork tenderloin
Grilled 8oz Angus butcher steak
Summer plum crisp

The Forge (432 41 St, Miami Beach; 305-358-8533; Menu changes weekly)

Pomegranate BBQ lamb spare ribs
Gilled salmon
"Burger & Bourdeaux"
Three mushroom risotto
Lemon pannacotta

Gibraltar (4 Grove Isle Dr, Coconut Grove; 305-860-4375)

Ginger carrot soup, lump crab meat, edamame & marscapone
Steamed Prince Edward Island mussel, Spainsh chorizo, white wine, tomatoes & chickpeas
Roasted beet salad, gorgonzola, pistachios, arugula & truffle vinaigrette
Crusted potato black grouper, garden vegetable ratatouille & spicy tomato broth
Roasted organic chicken, Brussels sprout, smoked bacon, Dutch potatoes, lemon-sage au jus
Char-grilled petite filet, parsnip puree, baby vegetables & Shiraz reduction
Warm lava cake, fresh banana ice cream & custard sauce
Florida key lime pie, salted graham cracker crust, candied lemon vanilla whip

Makoto (Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour; 304-864-8600)

Spicy tuna crispy rice, Serrano chilis
Short rib robata, tuffle miso
Makoto rainbow roll
Tuna air bread, Cesar foam, cherry tomatoes, red onion
Fire and Ice Oysters, Yamamomo Granita, Serrano chilis
Ponzu Salmon with wild mushrooms

Morton's Miami Beach (4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 786-454-4022)

Morton’s salad
Caesar salad
Single cut filet mignon
Broiled salmon fillet
Chicken Christopher
Double chocolate mousse
Crème brulee

National Hotel (1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-532-2311)

Bosc Pear and Roquefort Salad prosciutto, sherry walnut vinaigrette
Watermelon cucumber and feta fresh basil, apple shakka, smoked salt
Tuna Carpaccio avocado, chyote, micro cilantro, meyer lemon oil
Gazpacho Andaluz chilled vegetable soup, citrus twist
Angel Hair Arrabiata spicy tomato sauce
Lamb Pop Souvlaki grilled lamb on handmade pita, heirloom tomatoes, shaved nappa salad, feta, pickled onions and tzatziki
Espresso Grilled Sirloin harissa crayfish risotto, port fig essence
Paella del Mar local seafood, chorizo, arborio rice, saffron sofrito
Summer Berries with Mango Sorbet grand marnier
Chipotle Chocolate Decadence strawberry salad, pistachio liquor
Key Lime tart flamed meringue

Tony Chan’s Water Club (1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami; 305-374-8888)

Shrimp cucumber salad
Grilled shrimps and scallops
Volcano beef with ginger and scallions
Sautéed assorted vegetables
Fried ice cream
Green Salad with ginger dressing
North Sea baked scallops
Snow pea & mushrooms with beef, General Tsao’s chicken

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