August is our favorite time to discover Miami and Miami Beach’s Top Restaurants and Lounges where the Miami Spice Discount Dining Program (ILoveMiamiSpice.com) makes it affordable to check out a new restaurant every night of the week! Taste what’s cooking at The Traymore where Chef Juan Loaisiga cooks up flavorful Spice lunches and dinners or at Klima Restaurant and Bar where the distinctive gastronomy of Barcelona reaches new heights. This week also kicks off global coverage of the Olympic Games, so we’ll help you find the perfect spot to cheer your teams to victory.
COMO Hotels and Resorts’ first property in the United States is home to The Traymore Restaurant and Bar where Chef Juan Loaisiga crafts creative dishes utilizing fresh Florida produce. To kick off Miami Spice Month, a discount dining program that runs through September 30, guests may choose a three course lunch menu for $23 or dinner for $39. Selections include Salmon Carpaccio, Skirt Steak with piquillo pepper polenta and Berry Sabayon by day or Snapper Crudo, Soft Shell Crab on a corn bread cake and Mango Verrine by night.
With a menu steeped in the traditions of Barcelona Spain updated for the contemporary palate, Klima Restaurant and Bar celebrates the roots of founders Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner. Starting this week, the restaurant offers a $39 prix-fixe dinner menu for Miami Spice Month that includes feather light Fennel Carpaccio topped with creamy burrata or a Caesar Salad followed by Short Rib Canneloni with port wine sauce or Bacalao with white miso and a minty Passion Fruit slush for dessert.
Still trying to plan your watch parties for the upcoming Olympic Games? Get into the spirit and cheer your favorite athletes at The Lounge at the Setai where guests can enjoy daily telecasts of the games on a big screen TV starting Friday, August 5. Sip on the latest specialty cocktail called “Olympic Rings” with vodka, lemon, lime and a splash of champagne topped with gummy rings for a unique twist. The Copacabana themed party atmosphere will continue through Sunday August 21.
Celebrate the Olympic Games with Brazilian-themed cocktails and bar bites August 5 to 21 at SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach where the national spirit – cachaça – is muddled with kiwi fruit and lime in the Kiwi Caipirinha for $7. If the summer heat has you feeling weak, try a Kaffirinha Ice Pop which freezes the potent potion with a blend of Kaffir limes and sugar. Pair your drinks with a special selection of Rio street foods including “Coxinha de Pato” (duck confit, catupiry, aji amarillo and cilantro) and “Bolinhos de Bacalhau” (cod, lime and Peruvian potato) for $12.
Ever wonder what it takes to be truly happy? We’re thinking five hours of discount drinks and snacks poolside at the dazzling Mondrian Hotel overlooking Biscayne Bay and the entire Miami skyline! Enjoy drink and food specials Monday through Friday from 4pm – 9pm including Smashed Avocados with queso fresco and plantain chips, Buffalo-style Chicken Lollipops, Tuna Tartare in a soy-citrus sauce and Crispy Spring Rolls “Cubano” style with ham, roast pork, and a sweet and sour dipping sauce. All bar bites are just $9.
If a full day of European designer shopping leaves you parched, discover L’Aperio at Le Zoo, a sophisticated happy hour oasis in the heart of the Bal Harbour Shops. Recharge your batteries just as they do in Paris with a selection of east or west coast oysters for $1 a piece and a choice of red, white or sparkling wine or a specialty cocktail for $6 to $8. L’Apero is named for the French custom of pre-dinner drinks and finger foods and the afternoon menu at Le Zoo is served from 4pm – 6:30pm.