In different cities during different times of the year, restaurants feature special prix fixe menus at a discount. Chicago has Restaurant Week — actually more like two weeks — around February. New Orleans‘ Restaurant Week lasts about a week in September. And Miami has Miami Spice, two months devoted to discounted good eats during the summer months of August and September.
Just yesterday, I experienced my first ever Miami Spice — about time, since I’ve lived in the area for so long — at Market* at EDITION, a swanky Marriott hotel with a backdoor entrance to the gorgeous Miami Beach! I was there for lunch, courtesy of a team offsite for work. The inside of the restaurant reminded me of a European-style food bazaar — even though the menu was more American — with its hanging meats, seafood bar, and clean-cut white furnishings.
My $23 prix fixe lunch lineup included:
- Crunchy Calamari, with citrus-chili dip
- Florida Grouper Sandwich, with chipotle mayo
- Salted Caramel Sundae, with candied peanuts and popcorn, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce