Dining/Restaurants and Chefs
Greater Miami is
the birthplace of New World Cuisine, and without a doubt, dining out here is like
entering a new world of tastes, sights, aromas, seasonings and sensations. It’s
a place where everyone brings something to the table, as the flavors of countless
cultures are showcased on dining tables everywhere, from Aventura down to Homestead.
But no matter when you visit, more than 6,000 dining spots will be waiting.
Food For Thought
Just over 20 years ago, a handful of area
chefs combined local produce with influences from the Caribbean, Latin America,
Europe and Asia to create the region’s signature New World Cuisine, putting Miami
in the nation’s culinary spotlight while introducing ingredients like mangoes, guava,
yucca and hearts of palm to kitchens around the world. Today, Miami has already
surpassed its image as the capital of New World Cuisine, and is home to a constantly
evolving landscape of renowned eateries whose chefs continue to push the frontiers
of culinary excellence.
A tour of Tastes
In addition to such fascinating culinary mergers, other eateries narrow their food
focus to a specific concentration. In Greater Miami, where the influences of Latin
America are particularly strong, an entire universe of restaurants represents nearly
every country and culinary heritage in the hemisphere, from Cuban and Dominican
to Colombian and Peruvian.
As chefs in Greater Miami take their cue from what’s growing locally, diners are
treated to a veritable buffet of tastes from around the world, including fusions
that boggle the imagination. Greater Miami isn’t just one of the most exciting destinations
in the United States; it is known around the world as a culinary crossroads where
different cultures, cooking styles and spices all converge on local menus. From
sweet plátanos maduros (fried plantains) to juicy Argentinean churrasco steaks,
a perfectly seasoned Béchamel sauce or the drizzle of mango and key lime over lobster,
culinary masterpieces abound in the Magic City. Meanwhile, the cuisines of Italy,
France, Spain, the Mediterranean, India and even the good-ole USA are well represented
in the Magic City, along with mouthwatering dishes from Mexico, Jamaica, Haiti,
Puerto Rico, the Middle East and the Midwest. For a complete list of dining options
in Greater Miami and the beaches, visit www.MiamiandBeaches.com. If you’re visiting
during August or September, don’t miss a chance to sample some of our area’s most
spectacular cuisine during the Miami Spice restaurant Program, when Greater Miami
and the Beaches’ top restaurants offer mouthwatering meals at incredible savings.
For more information, visit www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com. *Patients undergoing medical
procedures or treatments should consult with their physicians about diet recommendations
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