It’s Throwback Thursday, and we have cookbook on the brain! We thought we would take this opportunity to help you connect the dots between all the antlers you’ve been seeing lately and a place up the coast now brought to life on the coast of South Beach in an Extra Large dish called Harvey Cedars… What do they have in common? Chef Michael Schwartz’s new restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel and his volume of recipes published in 2011.
Restaurant Michael Schwartz at the Raleigh Hotel debuted on Monday and has on its dinner menu a few of our long time favorites that we haven’t dipped in to since – gasp – the cookbook shoot! As you can guess, one sore spot in particular is the Harvey Cedars Fish Stew, inspired by Michael’s summers with the family on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island, which you see above in a behind-the-scenes shot from January 2010 along side its current notation on the RMS menu. Well you can’t fault me completely. I headed the wake-up call and went to Williams Sonoma this weekend, the store that lent us that Le Creuset dutch oven beauty in the photo and purchased one of these essential kitchen tools for myself. It was a long time coming to my coffers, and look forward to following the Raleigh Hotel’s lead and putting a stop to the insanity in my own home soon with a nice big bowl of it.
Watch The Making of Michael’s Genuine Food and find its debut in the original post here. We also stored some behind the scenes images on our Flickr for posterity. Happy Throwback Thursday on The Genuine Kitchen, and please come visit us on South Beach where the genuine cookbook is out in full, Le Creuset flaming force on the menu and – for those of you inspired to make Harvey Cedars at home, too – in stock for purchase!
Miamians are complicated. We don’t often admit our love for the tropical paradise we’re fortunate enough to dwell in, because half the year it’s too hot to think straight, the traffic will drive whatever sanity you’ve got left right out the window into the 98% humidity, and our football team hasn’t been to the Super Bowl in the three decades of my life. Yet, somewhere within all of us is a patient Dolphin’s fan who loves our Magic City, and who almost certainly loves rum. Which was why I was so surprised to learn that Miami-enthusiast, and Miami Club Rum founder Matt Malone, is actually from Iowa.
Stepping off of North Miami Avenue and into Miami Club Rum takes you away from Wynwood back to an era that leans less toward Miami Vice, and more toward Sinatra at the Fontainebleau. The tasting room is mid-century modern, with retro furniture, cool art deco blues, historical black and white prints on the walls, and a six foot tall poster board of “Miami Club Platinum” their signature bottle. Each piece in the room comes from Miami, and each piece lives up to the motto of the brand: sexy, fun, delicious.
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Today is day three of my second sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and this ship, as I said before, is a city.
When seeing a city for the first time it’s all glamour, expectations, things you’ve heard about, and things you can’t wait to discover. Then, if you like the city enough to return, the joy is in the nuances. The early morning yoga on the helipad that I overlooked last time because of the novelty of tea and toast delivered in bed, the perfect Saphire Collins previously ignored because l just had to order a daiquiri by the pool, or the do-it-yourself frozen yogurt and English toffee cookies that I failed to notice undoubtably due to the chef and sommelier company I kept last time versus the chef, his wife, and their seven-month-old I have the pleasure of sailing with this time.