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7 Spring Dishes You Have to Try

Try these seasonal dishes at some of Miami's hottest restaurants

Jaya at The Setai

Craving the flavors of the season? Try one of these standout dishes—they’re sure to put some Spring in your step.

Truffle Rice Hot Pot
Jaya at The Setai {2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 855.923.7899}

What’s in it: This dish mixes Koshikari rice with slow-poached eggs, spring mushrooms, and celery.
When to get it: Dinner; Sunday – Thursday (6 – 10 p.m.) and Friday – Saturday (6 – 11 p.m.)
Price: $36

High Tea
Seaspice {
422 NW North River Drive, Miami; 305.440.4200}
What’s in it: This spring-inspired cocktail combines Earl Grey- and cardamom-infused Bombay Gin with simple syrup and lemon juice.
When to get it: Brunch; Saturday – Sunday (Noon – 3 p.m.)
Price: Inquire at restaurant.

The Nashville Buffalo
Spring Chicken {1514 S Dixie Highway, Coral Gables; 
What’s in it: This sandwich stuffs a toasted potato bun with a crispy chicken breast tossed in Hot Rooster Sauce, pickles, and blue cheese aioli.
When to get it: All day; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
Price: Inquire at restaurant.

The Ocean
Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.674.4636}
What’s in it: Perfect for Spring, this “burger” tops Korean BBQ salmon with kimchi, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro tomato and pickles.
When to get it: Dinner; 5 p.m. – Midnight daily
Price: $18

Rhubarb & Pistachio Panna Cotta
db Bistro Moderne {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami; 305.421.8800}
What’s in it: This light dessert brings out the flavors of the season with Sablé Breton, a vanilla bubble foam, and a star anise yogurt sorbet.
When to get it: Dessert; Monday – Friday (Noon – 2:30 p.m.), Monday (6 – 10 p.m.), Tuesday – Thursday (6 – 11 p.m.), Friday – Saturday (6 p.m. – Midnight)
Price: $11

Scarpetta Stromboli
SORSO by Scott Conant at Scarpetta {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.674.4660}
What’s in it: For a new twist on Stromboli, try Scott Conant’s version–it has caponata, spiced almonds, wild mushroom arancini, and truffle oil.
When to get it: Dinner at the bar; Sunday – Thursday (6 – 11 p.m.) and Friday – Saturday (6 p.m. – Midnight)
Price: $8

Veal Tenderloin Medallion with Sautéed Jumbo White Asparagus
Villa Azur {309 23rd Street, Miami Beach; 305.763.8688}
What’s in it: The third course of Villa Azur’s four-course White Asparagus prix-fixe menu, this dish pairs a veal tenderloin medallion with sautéed jumbo white asparagus, fava bean dressing, and a veal demi-glace.
When to get it: At dinner, through the end of April; Sunday – Wednesday (6 – 11 p.m.) and Thursday – Saturday (6 p.m. – 2 a.m.)
Price: The four-course menu costs $80 for the food alone, and $135 with dedicated wine pairings.

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor