The Inside Scoop on Miami’s Culinary Scene!

Cuban Sandwich

Every ISAPS Congress, we strive to pick a world-class destination as our host city. Well, we may have outdone ourselves for the 2018 Congress, as Miami Beach is one of the most popular destinations in the world! Not only are there incredible entertainment options, fantastic conferences facilities, and some of the best beaches in the world, but Miami is also a wonderland for foodies. The culinary scene here has been growing year after year, and it hosts some of the best food you could find anywhere in the United States today.

A Variety of Cuisines

One of the major culinary draws of Miami is the authentic Latin American cuisine. Although many of our attendees from around the world may have eaten authentic Latin American food in the past, others may find that all they’ve tried are pale imitations of the real thing. Here in Miami, you will get the opportunity to have jaw-droppingly delicious Cuban sandwiches, super-fresh Peruvian ceviche, and authentic Mexican tacos, as well as fantastic food from all over the Caribbean.

The Seafood

One major advantage to being here in Miami is that you couldn’t get closer to the ocean if you tried. This means there is an abundance of fresh seafood, just wanting to be eaten! And, believe it or not, you can find one of the best seafood restaurants in Miami Beach just steps from your room, at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel! The Lure Fishbar serves up incredibly fresh sushi, oysters, shellfish, and other kinds seafood, along with lots of other non-seafood entrées like steaks and pastas. Lure Fishbar is open until 12am on weekends, so if you’re looking for a place to grab a late-night bite with some colleagues from the Congress, you won’t find a more convenient spot in all of Miami!

Celebrity Chefs

One of the most exciting things about visiting Miami is the possibility that you might run into some celebrities. Well, that’s also true in the restaurants, as Miami is the home of some very well-known celebrity chefs.

The name of Chef José Andrés became even more famous recently when he was named Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, after serving up over three million meals to Puerto Ricans trying to recover from Hurricane Maria. You can find his Spanish-inspired cuisine at The Bazaar by José Andrés.

If you are a fan of Bravo’s reality cooking show Top Chef, then you will be delighted to find that many of the contestants on the show have restaurants right here in Miami! Chef Paul Qui, the winner of the 9th season of Top Chef, runs Pao by Paul Qui that serves takes on modernist Asian cuisine. Chef Spike Mendelsohn, a competitor in both the 4th and All-Star seasons, owns Sunny’s, a more informal restaurant that serves up some extraordinary American cuisine. Finally, Top Chef couple Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are serving up Southern cuisine at the Root & Bone!

All of this delicious food, of course, will only be available if you are actually at the 2018 ISAPS Congress! Time is flying fast and it will be October before you know it. If you register before the end of May, you will still be able to get the Early Bird rate, so be sure to book your spot as soon as possible. Don’t forget to book your room at our host hotel, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, to be sure that you will be joining us for both dinner and THE premiere global aesthetic meeting in the world!