The Genuine Hospitality Group of chef/owner Michael Schwartz operates restaurants including Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink® Miami (Est. 2006), Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink® Grand Cayman (Est. 2010), Harry’s Pizzeria (Est. 2011), 150 Central Park by Chef Michael Schwartz aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas (Est. 2011 & Est. 2013) and The Cypress Room (Est. 2013), as well as food and beverage at South Beach’s iconic Raleigh Hotel including Restaurant Michael Schwartz (Est. 2013.) The group is a hospitality partner of Design Miami/ 2013, popping up its MGFD Café at the fair for one week.
The Cypress Room is Michael’s third restaurant in Miami’s Design District, a nod to the spirit of classic 1920s fine dining in polished food, service and décor. The menu centers around the kitchen’s wood-burning grill and rotisserie, offering elegant American cuisine with French touches using the freshest, highest quality ingredients, hand-picked from america’s best small farmers, foragers, and fishermen. Daily tasting menus are offered for lunch and dinner, including executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith’s finely-spun desserts
Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in Miami’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 Michael Schwartz does best – homemade and straightforward, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. The brand’s now officially trademarked beer, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew®, is craft-brewed in Gadsden, Alabama by Back Forty Beer Company with Florida-grown brown rice and sugarcane.
For the second year, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is thrilled to be back at Design Miami/ with its pop-up café. Chef Michael Schwartz will again bring his fresh, simple and pure approach as the tent’s exclusive restaurant from Tuesday, December 4 to Sunday, December 8 with a menu of hot and cold dishes, snacks, grab & go items, wine & beer including Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, sweet treats by executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith, and much more!
From seasonally-inspired pizzas from the wood-burning oven to a welcoming counter where local and craft beers freely flow, our Miami Design District joint radiates the relaxed, unpretentious vibe on which Michael’s Genuine has built its reputation.
Michael is working with Royal Caribbean to incorporate produce from small, family-owned Florida farms onto the largest cruise ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Passengers dining at upscale venue 150 Central Park can now get a taste of the chef’s fresh, simple, and pure cuisine in two locally-sourced menus per sailing, each changing with the seasons.
One of South Beach’s most iconic hotels just got even more genuine. Occupying the Raleigh Hotel’s upper lobby and its iconic baroque pool deck, Restaurant Michael Schwartz, offers diners a menu inspired by the rich history and singular charm of Miami Beach’s most iconic hotel property. Complete with the James Beard Award-winning chef’s hallmark seasonal ingredient-inspired Snacks, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Sides, as well as renowned pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith’s desserts, the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, and dinner daily, Sunday brunch, as well as poolside and bar service, boxed beach lunches, and a selection of items for in-room dining.