Win a free Miami Spice Dinner for Two! {Contest now closed}

  Who doesn’t like a free meal?  Miami Spice, the Miami restaurant special menu promotion is going full steam and Acqua Panna, the fine dining water touted by Chefs and sommeliers worldwide, is bringing ZEST readers a fantastic giveaway. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals (Lunch $22, Dinner $35) featuring signature dishes created […]






Amelia Island’s Salt opens kitchen for intimate cooking series at Ritz Carlton

Want to pull off coq-au-vin like the chicest Parisian or to master the art of smoking brisket on the Weber? Chef Rick Laughin, Chef de Cuisine at Salt, one of ZEST’s favorite Amelia Island restaurants, is letting people into his kitchen to unveil the secrets of cooking like a professional chef. To Laughin, the secret […]






Miami Spice is back…

Variety is the spice of life.  At least that’s what the promoters of Miami Spice—the annual Miami restaurant prix fixe extravaganza—would like you to believe.  Every August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer special three-course meals featuring signature dishes priced at $22 and $35 for lunch and dinner respectively. This year, the promotion promises to […]






Valentine’s Day is V-Day, a day designated to celebrate women and end domestic and sexual violence against women worldwide. This is heavy stuff, but in our opinion, too important a cause not to call attention. (Please keep reading foodies, after the jump there’s a tasty motivator from Vosges Haut-Chocolat- one of our Bon Vivant Obsessions— […]






Cult coffee favorite Intelligentsia is in Miami Beach for the next four days! As a sponsor of the






Love Bern’s? (So do we.) Here’s an opportunity to serve a dinner cooked by the chefs at