The D.E.A.L. (Dining, Entertainment, Attractions & Lodging): ADDiKT, A Miami Spice Participant
Seems as if the buzz word in Miami is “re-imagined.” Not only has the Miami Beach Convention Center been “re-imagined” (with a $620 million renovation) so has ADDiKT, a “new, re-imagined restaurant that breaks with tradition, and offers diners an unexpected take on popular dishes and stunning skyline views.”
ADDiKT just opened August 9 in downtown Brickell’s hottest hotel, the W Miami, with award-winning Executive Chef Christian Quiñones, a Puerto Rico native, at the helm. ADDiKT is “reimagined from the long standing 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar,” and it is “an immersive, multi-sensory experience, where proactive and playful meet, pushing the boundaries on traditional dishes,” says the press release.
Upon arrival to the 15th floor, guests are greeted with nearly 360-degree views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline and inventive cocktails that bellow with smoke. “We are so excited to finally share ADDiKT with locals, visitors, and guests,” says Gregory Polino, general manager, W Miami. “The restaurant is truly representative of the hotel’s pioneering spirit, most notably with Chef’s inventive use of sauces, spices, and more to deliver new and unexpected flavors to the dining experience.”
Food fanatics can prepare to feast on cuisine inspired by the farthest points of Asia, South America and Europe and the culinary delights of Miami and South Florida. Chef Quinones has incorporated international flavors and techniques into signature dishes including:
»» Benedict Conspiracy that pairs surf and turf (crab and pork belly) to put a spin on the classic breakfast favorite
»» Mexican Standoff, where the traditional “red” and “green” sauces of Chilaquiles are paired for a mouth-watering battle
»» Octopus Aficionada where Peru meets Cali in a fresh take on your not-so-ordinary octopus using seasoning techniques most often used for pork
»» Locals Only, a play on the little-known secret among Floridians, golden tile fish–move over mahi and grouper
»» Protein Booster, a classic New York style in-bone steak but with a little chimichurri, seared bok choy and skinny fries to give it a Miami twist.
ADDiKT is participating in Miami Spice, a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine that runs in August and September each year. There’s no membership or sign-up required; just visit the restaurant’s webpage to check the days of the week that the restaurant offers the Miami Spice special—a three-course meal featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs for $23 at lunch/ brunch or $39 at dinner.
ADDiKT is located on the 15th floor of the W Miami at 485 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131, (305) 503- 0373. For more info about Miami Spice, visit www. miamitemptations.com/miami-spice-month or email MiamiSpice@gmcvb.com.
This story originally appeared in the September/October issue of Exhibit City News, p. 82. For more pictures and original layout, visit http://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecnflipbook_septemberoctober_2018_o?e=16962537/64174552