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Miami Dade College’s Tuyo is Spicing Things up for Miami Spice

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Miami, July 24, 2014 - Experience tantalizing treats as Miami Dade College’s very own culinary delight, Tuyo, joins Miami Spice, preparing unforgettable dishes inspired by some of its chef’s favorite musical genres. From reggae, calypso, and other island rhythms, to salsa, classical, and pop music, Tuyo will serve up exquisite flavors for foodies. Miami Spice, a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine, takes place Aug. 1 - Sept. 30.

Located on the top floor of the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at MDC, the restaurant offers one of South Florida’s most elegant dining experiences, first-class service, and an unparalleled panoramic view of the downtown skyline and Biscayne Bay. During this special promotion, the selections prepared by Executive Chef Victor Santos will be comprised of four menus including The Rythms of the Islands (Aug. 1–16), featuring conch salad, smoked avocado puree, cassava crisps, and coconut rice-encrusted cod; Pop Music (Aug. 18-30), showcasing beet carpaccio, spiced orange vinaigrette and marcona almonds, and spicy-seared pork tenderloin and braised pork belly; Salsa-Merengue (Sept. 2-13), starring black bean croquetas and cabbage slaw, and mofongo-encrusted halibut with sancocho consumme; and Classical (Sept. 16-30), with flounder menieure and sautéed spinach, and devil’s food cake with blood-orange macaroon.

Tuyo’s Miami Spice promotion will offer three-course meals for dinner for $39, not including beverage, tax or gratuity. Wine pairing is available for $19 for first and second courses.  

Tuyo features the ever-evolving menu of trailblazing Chef Victor Santos. His Contemporary American cuisine features classic flavor combinations highlighted by an emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients. Reflecting Tuyo’s location in the heart of an international metropolis, diners also will find some Classical, Latin and Asian-inspired references on the menu. The Miami Herald calls Tuyo “a smart addition to the Miami dining scene,” while Miami Magazine characterizes the restaurant as “a sexy, modern, Manhattan-meets-Miami space that is metropolitan and cozy.” Open Table diners regularly rate Tuyo as one of the city’s best eateries for ambiance, scenic views, romantic appeal, service, cuisine and overall experience. Tuyo also features an extensive list of wines from around the globe to complement the inspired cuisine.

For reservations, please call 305-237-3200, or logon to To see a complete list of the specially-selected Miami Spice menu items, please visit

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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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