So what is Miami Spice?
Perfect for all of my fellow foodies out there, restaurants that participated in the event offered 3 course meals off of a special menu at a reduced price. This usually goes on from August 1st – September 30th
(Due to the hurricane select restaurants have decided to extend the dates to October 31st) You can check out more about Miami Spice here: Miami Spice | Greater Miami & Beaches
I was pretty excited when my aunt told me that she made reservations to Plant Food + Wine because it’s usually not often that I can find an all plant-based restaurant to eat at. I loved the whole atmosphere of the place, seeing as how I was greeted by a parking lot sign that said “Love Yourself.”
Because of the on-and-off rain going on that day, we decided to sit inside. We arrived right as they opened, so the restaurant was empty and quiet, except from the light conversations among the staff, and the mellow music that played softly in the background.
The large windows on the building made the space feel very bright and open while the interior design gave the restaurant a modern feel.
Because we were there for Miami Spice, I didn’t really pay much attention to the regular menu, but you can check it out for yourself here: The Sacred Space Miami
For the first course my aunt and I both ordered the Summer Rolls with the lemongrass dipping sauce. It was really light and definitely something I’d want to recreate at home.
For the second course, I ordered Almond Falafel and my aunt ordered the Asian Bowl. I can’t really remember the last time that I had falafels, but these almond falafels were delicious — the bed of sauce that they were sitting in gave them a nice tangy flavor.
After the second course, I was feeling a bit full, but I made room for dessert!
So for the third course, I ordered the Chocolate Tahini Tart while my aunt ordered the Seasonal Fruit Cheesecake. When our desserts arrived, each one looked so vibrant, all topped with fruit and edible flowers. My chocolate tahini tart was sweet and creamy with a hint of spice from the ginger cream and almond crust. My aunt described her cheesecake as “just like the real thing, but without the guilt.”
By the time we finished our meal, the restaurant filled up some more and the sky began to clear up. All in all, I had a great first experience. The staff was very friendly, and the food was delicious. Though I will probably go back on special occasions such as anniversaries or birthdays, Plant Food + Wine is definitely now on my list of favorite restaurants.