There’s ample room to dock, then dine on fresh seafood made with simple, sumptuous ingredients when you tie up at Miami’s new Seaspice Brasserie. The restaurant boasts more than 500 feet of dock space and a Mediterranean-inspired menu.
Seaspice is the brainchild of owner Carlos Miranda, and now the home base for the epicurean prodigy Chef Alfredo Alvarez, best known for his celebrated Coral Gables Giacosa. Seaspice aims to redefine the concept of “riverside dining” one plate at a time.
“Once you have visited Seaspice on the banks of the Miami River with visions of the downtown skyline and breathtaking sunsets, you’ll understand why we selected this special location,” says Miranda. He has realized his vision: An upscale brasserie with riverside dining, exquisite cuisine and a great atmosphere where boaters, yachtsman, locals and international meet, mingle and enjoy.
Superyachts are sure to flock to this stylish new restaurant, which boasts “serious culinary swagger,” focused on simplistically restyled classics, such as surf and turf, with a Mediterranean twist. The name Seaspice comes from the fundamental ingredients of Mediterranean cooking. And with 36 years in the business, Chef Alvarez certainly has the culinary chops to create enticing plates. A long-time customer of Alvarez’s Coral Gables and New York restaurants, when Miranda approached Alvarez about teaming up, they conjured up the dream of a South of France-style restaurant based in the heart of Miami.
“I wanted to go back to the roots of cooking — the way it was done in the old country,” says Alvarez. He uses a brick oven to cook his prized seafood casserole, which is prepared in a Balkan clay dish. This rustic style of preparation combined with the high-end, often-imported ingredients creates impeccable dishes that must be tasted to be believed.
Upon arrival at Seaspice, a dockmaster will facilitate docking. If you are unable to bring the vessel to the restaurant, “We also offer to pick up and drop off for patrons,” says Miranda. Catering to the yachting community was one of the key reasons for the location choice. “Unfortunately, in Miami, we are surrounded by water, but there are few places to actually go by boat or yacht to have lunch or dinner,” says Miranda. Seaspice also will serve you on board while docked at the restaurant.
Along with the beachy chic vibe of the outdoor dining deck and the Haute sophistication of the indoor seating area, you can enjoy an array of cocktails or peruse the impeccable wine list at two of the fully stocked bars on property. A raw bar with fresh seafood also is on offer. And when you dine at Seaspice, Alverez recommends his masterpiece, the seafood casserole, but any of the fresh, simple, yet exceptionally flavorful menu items will leave you with a fabulous Mediterranean-inspired taste in your mouth.