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MIAMI SPICE RESTAURANT PROGRAM RETURNS TO CELEBRATE

AREA’S DIVERSE CULINARY CULTURE WITH NEW “MASH-UP” PROGRAM

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Restaurants and Sponsors to 13-Year-Old Dining Program that Attracts Food Lovers Far and Near

MIAMI (July 30, 2014) – The organizers of the 13th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), today announced the return of exclusive dining deals on three-course lunch and dinner menus at more than 170 area restaurants, including 45 new participants, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2014.  This year, the program introduces the new Miami Spice Mash-Ups, a culinary celebration of Miami’s diverse food scene.

The Miami Spice program kicks off August 1 with dining deals that include lunch priced at $23 per person and dinner priced at $39 per person. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and exclude alcohol, tax, tip and service charges.

In an exciting first for the program, a series of exclusive Miami Spice Mash-Up dinners kicked off in June, with the final event planned in September. These curated collaborations, hosted by some of the area’s best-known chefs, offer an intimate and interactive experience.

“After 13 years of bringing locals and visitors affordable fine-dining, the Miami Spice program has evolved into a culinary movement celebrating the best in Miami’s food scene, “ said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB. “This year we pay homage to our rich heritage and eclectic food by creating The Miami Spice Mash-Ups.  These unique dining experiences feature chef collaborations bringing together diverse culinary styles and flavors into one dining experience.”

Browsing restaurants and making reservations is a piece of cake at www.ilovemiamispice.com, which features a complete list of participating venues, menus and scheduled events.  The Miami Spice website offers photos of restaurants and featured dishes, with search functions for cuisine type, area/neighborhood, lunch/dinner and more.

This year, Miami Spice fans have the opportunity to win special prices through a social media promotion by posting and sharing photos of Miami Spice meals on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MiamiSpice.   Foodies will have the chance to win one of eight weekly $100 prepaid gift cards or the grand prize of a hotel stay and VIP dining experience when posting their Miami Spice meal photos.

Miami Spice is proud to partner with MasterCard Priceless Miami, Botran Rum, Stella Artois, Foods from Chile and Wines of Chile on this year’s program.  New participating restaurants include:

1.      15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar

2.      1826 Restaurant & Lounge

3.      AQ by Acqualina

4.      Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant

5.      Big Fish Restaurant

6.      Bistro BE

7.      BLT Prime Miami

8.      Bocce Bar

9.      BrickTop’s Restaurant

10.  Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge

11.  Cipriani Downtown Miami

12.  The District Miami

13.  Earls Kitchen & Bar

14.  El’eat

15.  Embarcadero 41 Fusion

16.  Fez

17.  Francesco @ The Towers of Key Biscayne

18.  Francesco Restaurant Coral Gables

19.  HaVen South Beach

20.  Icebox Cafe

21.  Il Forno Ristorante

22.  IL Mulino NY – SOUTH BEACH

23.  La Gamba Restaurant

24.  La Mar by Gaston Acurio

25.  La Montanara Miami

26.  L’echon Brasserie

27.  Lorenzo

28.  Lure Fishbar

29.  Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

30.  Mignonette

31.  Oolite Restaurant and Bar

32.  Orange Blossom

33.  Perfecto

34.  Petit Bistro

35.  Pied A Terre

36.  Pilar Restaurant & Bar

37.  Porfirios Restaurant

38.  Seasalt & Pepper Brasserie

39.  Semilla Eatery & Bar

40.  SHIKANY

41.  St. Regis Bar

42.  Touche Restaurant & Rooftop Lounge

43.  The Traymore Restaurant & Bar

44.  Wine Depot 555

45.  Wolfgang’s Steakhouse – by Wolfgang Zwiener

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