Food At Miami Heat Games Upgraded

Source: Evan Benn, Miami Herald

For the Miami Heat’s highest-paying fans, nachos are not worthy, pizza slices are pedestrian and quesadillas are comical.

The refined palates of the 300 or so Flagship-seat ticketholders – current market value $61,252 per seat per season – will be tempted by saffron-spiked lobster paella, tomahawk rib-eye steaks garnished with local microgreens and blood-orange flan during home games at AmericanAirlines Arena when the NBA regular season begins next week.

Those are a few of the haute dishes chefs rolled out Tuesday for a preview of the arena’s two Flagship Lounges, which underwent $3.5 million facelifts during the off-season. Out with the drab grays, tired furniture and worn carpets; in with a sleek, modern design that feels one part frequent-flier airport club, one part glitzy South Beach restaurant.