A luxury of living on the Gulf Coast is being a hop, skip and a jump from some hot destinations. During summer, hotels, shops, restaurants and local tourism boards from Tampa to Boca vie for our in-state travel dollars. A big reason to head for South Beach is the Miami Spice promotion: City restaurants sign on to run set menus at lunch, dinner or both for two months, ending September 30.
Juvia’s Sautéed Foie Gras – Photo by Ivan Nava
For just $23, enjoy a breezy midday repast at Juvia, the Lincoln Road indoor-outdoor penthouse that dishes up Peruvian-French-Japanese fusion in a serene setting that won the 2013 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design. Likewise, for $39 at dinner, the organization’s 2011 Outstanding Chef is opening his molecular-meets-traditional gastronomy tapas boite, The Bazaar by José Andrés, and Michelle Bernstein, 2008 Best Chef in the South, is welcoming folks to Michy’s.
The city has seen many sister establishments to New York spots open in recent years: Scarpetta, Mr. Chow, The Dutch, Il Mulino and db Bistro Moderne.
The Bazaar’s Coconut Rice with Scallops – Photo by Greg Powers