Dine in style during summer’s dog days with Miami Spice, a citywide undertaking by the hottest restaurants in Miami,each highlighting dishes from the gourmet world’s best and brightest. This August and September, indulge in sybaritic prix-fixe lunches and dinners at special prices.
Set course for the grassy ranges of Argentina at Los Fuegos, where protégés of grillmaster Francis Mallmann—a poet at heart hailed by Esquire as “the most interesting chef in the world”—work culinary magic with the primal forces of fire and iron through plancha-cooked snapper and cast-iron wild mushroom with aligot. Reminiscent of golden age Miami splendor, the dining room embodies elegance and high drama as diners sample slow-cooked leeks with romesco and goat cheese to start, then ribeye churrasco kissed with criollo sauce and fresh parsley salad, and a final flourish of smoked honey Greek yogurt.
At Pao, James Beard award winning chef Paul Qui and his team serve up compelling Asian fusion dishes in a striking, ocean view setting. Qui, whose lifetime ambition is to “[eat] his way around the world,” presents crudo, fresh line-caught fish and meats perfectly cooked over Japanese binchotan charcoal. Sample the Sisig rice bowl, with its distinct zing of garlic, black vinegar and lime, and end with a lip-smacking lychee crumble. Casa Faena delights lunch guests with choices of slow-roasted cochinita pibil pork tacos and empanadas to start, entrees of seared salmon and flavorful chimichurri skirt steak, and
a decadent crème brûlée finish.
MIAMI SPICE. August 1st to September 30th. Available at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, Pao by Paul Qui and Casa Faena