At Michaelâ€™s Genuine Food & Drink, James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Michael Schwartz shares his passion for where food comes from. Since Michaelâ€™s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in Miamiâ€™s Design District in 2007, with an outpost in Grand Cayman in 2010, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that Schwartz does best â€“ homemade and straightforward, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.
Honored with the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2010, Schwartz is recognized by his peers and the diners that flock to his restaurants for his commitment to community and responsible, seasonal food sourcing. According to the chef, the secret to good food isâ€¦ good food. Menus change daily because they start with whatâ€™s in season and arriving on the doorstep from nearby farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. From there, itâ€™s about letting the ingredients speak for themselves when they hit the table, from house-cured heritage meats and homemade seasonal fruit jams to wood-fired whole local fish and colorful salads.
Schwartz opened Harryâ€™s Pizzeria, his third The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurant, in September 2011, bringing more fresh, simple, pure food and drink to Miamiâ€™s Design District in seasonally-inspired pizzas from a wood-burning oven and Florida beers on tap behind a new Maplewood counter. Two new projects in progress include bringing locally-sourced produce to 150 Central Park by Chef Michael Schwartz aboard Royal Caribbeanâ€™s Oasis of the Seas beginning October 29, 2011, and a takeover of food and beverage operations at Miami Beach icon, The Raleigh Hotel in winter 2012.
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