Coral Gables Restaurant Week Begins Today: Meal Deals, Classes, and More
Coral Gables Restaurant Week begins today, offering Miami residents dining deals at 35 area restaurants. Similar to Miami Spice, restaurants offer locals the opportunity to dine at a discount by featuring prix fixe lunch, dinner, and even brunch deals for the duration of the event, which continues through June 29. CGRW also offers several special ancillary events, such as cooking classes and limited attendance dinners.
Photos by Bob Quesada unless otherwise specified Foodies congregate at the Westin hotel for Taste of the Gables.
It all started last Thursday with Taste of the Gables, a food and drink festival where attendees were able to sample food from 20 of the CGRW participating eateries. A record turnout this year proves yet again that Miami has more to offer than Midtown and Wynwood as dining destinations. You don't have to travel east of I-95 for a good restaurant and picturesque neighborhood.
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"Everyone falls in love with Coral Gables' lush surroundings and Mediterranean architecture immediately," says Marina Foglia, executive director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables. "Plus, Coral Gables is quaint, giving it a small town feel which makes the area very welcoming."
Swine's crab-filled hush puppies went over very well.
Participating restaurants include Swine Southern Table & Bar; the Local Craft Food & Drink; Fritz & Franz Bierhaus; Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge; Ruth's Chris Steakhouse; Seasons 52; Bulla Gastrobar; Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar; Miss Saigon Bistro; Morton's The Steakhouse; Ortanique on the Mile; John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant; and Christy's, just to name a few.
Folks from the Pincho Factory show off their grilled chicken mini pitas with cilantro cream sauce.
317 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL