Brunch on the Beach Gets Genuine at Restaurant Michael Schwartz, Sunday, August 4

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Are you ready for a hotel brunch done the genuine way?  We certainly are!  Michael, Hedy, Bradley and chef Danny at The Raleigh have been working hard to pull together a kick butt collection of dishes and are proud to introduce Sunday Brunch at Restaurant Michael Schwartz, beginning August 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Updated each week highlighting Chef’s fresh, simple, and pure approach to food and drink, the brunch menu features 20 items all day under the Savory and Sweet main sections, Sides and iconic Snacks, as well as fresh squeezed juices, an extensive coffee and tea program, fresh cocktails and a curated list of champagne, wine and beer. With a setting as breathtaking at The Raleigh, the team had all the inspiration needed to craft a menu that is classic in spirit, but unconventional in terms of your typical hotel brunch!  We’re serving the best aspects of what a brunch experience should be — lots of variety and everything is fresh and cooked to order from the kitchen — now beachside!

Staff at MGFD in 2009, tasting and learning about Michael's new brunch for the first time.

Staff at MGFD in 2009, tasting and learning about its brunch for the first time.

No stranger to bucking the buffet line, Michael began a small plate-style brunch service at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District aka #HQ on October 24, 2009, 2 1/2 years after opening and to immediate national acclaim by the New York Times’ Frank Bruni.  For Restaurant Michael Schwartz, Chef collaborated closely with longtime The Genuine Hospitality Group executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith, The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron, and the Raleigh Hotel executive chef Danny Ganem to give the property the brunch it deserves, in a style of service uniquely its own.

RMS Brunch 080413(1) Highlights from the Savory side include the Short Rib Benedict with roasted shallot, béarnaise and arugula, the Jumbo Lump Crab Hash with shishito peppers, ramps, mustard greens and two poached eggs, and the Tuscan Kale and Cave Aged Gruyere Frittata with arugula, tomato and grilled country bread. The Sweet portion of the menu boasts highlights including Bacon Sticky Buns with bourbon caramel and pecans, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with blueberry Thai basil compote, and the Tangerine Custard French Toast with cardamom butter and espresso praline.

Sides like the Palmetto Creek Sausage and the Potatoes Waxman round out the menu with additional delectable Snacks including Shrimp Toast and Crispy Hominy with Chili & Lime. Homemade sodas and fresh squeezed juices like Strawberry-Basil, Pomegranate, and traditional favorites like Apple and Grapefruit are also offered.  The Cabarete, with St. Germain, Aperol, Champagne, Watermelon, and a dash of Orange Bitters, is a cocktail that seems like it was made for poolside enjoyment, tall and refreshingly presented in a white wine glass.  A Bakery Board completes the brunch offerings, with selections including a Coffee Cake, Pain Au Chocolat and Brioche.

Occupying the Raleigh Hotel’s iconic baroque pool deck, Restaurant Michael Schwartz is the perfect spot to enjoy brunch with both an elegant atmosphere and brilliant menu. The restaurant will continue to serve breakfast, lunch including a market fresh raw bar, and dinner daily, as well as poolside and bar service, boxed beach lunches, and a selection of in-room dining items. Both the existing dinner menu and the new brunch menu are inspired by the rich history and singular charm of Miami Beach’s most iconic hotel property.

The announcement of brunch at Restaurant Michael Schwartz follows the successful launch of Martini Culture, which takes place every Tuesday in The Raleigh’s legendary Martini Bar, as well as the recent news of July 19 becoming the City of Miami’s official “Raleigh Hotel Day.”

For more information on The Raleigh Hotel and Restaurant Michael Schwartz, click here.  To learn more about our partners at sbe, click here, and for more information on The Genuine Hospitality Group, click here. Follow @RMSatRaleigh on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates from Restaurant Michael Schwartz. Cheers!



sbe is a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in design, culinary and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe has over 80 properties currently operating or in development, and has expanded several of its flagship brands including SLS Hotels, Katsuya by Starck, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Hyde Lounge nationally and internationally. Founded in 2002 by Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately held company.  More information about sbe can be obtained at, or by downloading the sbe App here.


According to Michael Schwartz, the secret to good food is… Good food. The James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group shares his passion for where food comes from at his four restaurants including flagship Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (est. 2007 in Miami’s Design District,) Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman (est. 2010 in the Cayman Islands,) Harry’s Pizzeria (est. 2011 in Miami’s Design District,) and The Cypress Room (est. 2013 in Miami’s Design District.) Diners have come to embrace and crave the type of cuisine that Schwartz does best – fresh, simple and straightforward – from house-cured heritage meats and homemade seasonal fruit jams to wood-fired whole local fish and colorful salads. Menus change daily because they emphasize high quality ingredients in season and local when possible from area farmers, fishermen, ranchers, and artisans. The chef shares recipes inspired by this philosophy in his first cookbook, Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to- Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat, released February 2011. Recent projects include seasonal tasting menus sourced from small South Florida farms at 150 Central Park on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships, food and beverage operations at South Beach’s iconic Raleigh Hotel including restaurant Michael Schwartz, and Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, an American Ale brewed in Gadsden, Alabama with Florida sem-chi rice and sugarcane.

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