Miami Spice Trifecta: Gotham Steak, Hakkasan, Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Scarpetta's spaghetti is a Miami Spice highlight.|
When August in Miami hits, sometimes we think the only living creatures that successfully make it through the summer are alligators and mosquitoes. And then we remember Miami Spice and we know we can survive.
Miami Spice starts August 1 and restaurants are gearing up for two months of non-stop service, when locals venture out into the steamy air in search of a meal deal.
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach houses three Spice participants -- the classic American Gotham Steak, upscale Cantonese Hakkasan, and Italian Scarpetta. Short Order was invited to sample each restaurant's menu (which is subject to change).
All three restaurants, by the way, offer discounted valet parking of $12 while dining, so be sure to validate your ticket. To further entice diners to come out on weeknights, each venue will offer an additional course during the week.
Gotham Steak will offer a Miami Spice menu for dinner only, every day except Saturday. The three-course Spice menu is $39. This classic steak house is offering a lighter touch, with Asian-inspired dishes for Spice.
|Heirloom tomato salad from local Homestead tomatoes is served with watermelon, French feta, basil, and Nobel XO. Our salad also came with an amuse-bouche of king crab salad with cucumber and mango.|
Hakkasan will present a Miami Spice menu for dinner Sunday - Thursday ($39), but a better value is the lunch on Saturday and Sunday ($23).
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL