In the Lychee Loop: Miami’s Summer Season Grows into the Genuine Menu

“We’ve been waiting on these for a while now, so we are really excited to get them in today,” MJ Garcia explains.  MGFD’s Pastry Chef and I are having a handoff of sorts at the Genuine Commissary, our company’s prep kitchen facility off Miami’s bridge-stitched intracoastal waterway at 79th Street. The afternoon boasts clear blue skies … Continue reading In the Lychee Loop: Miami’s Summer Season Grows into the Genuine Menu

[VIDEO] Family Trees: Fresh, Locally-Grown Lychees from Grove to Ship

Michael’s summer menus have been underway at 150 Central Park aboard Oasis of the Seas since June 2, with new local products cropping up on dishes from Florida Royal Red Shrimp sourced from Port Canaveral’s Wild Ocean Seafood in a local lychee salad with Vietnamese flavors, to Lychee “Tres Leches” with Homestead goat farmer Hani Khouri’s goat milk sherbet and … Continue reading [VIDEO] Family Trees: Fresh, Locally-Grown Lychees from Grove to Ship

Keeping up with the Genuine: Lychee, Soft Shell Crab, Doughnuts & Pig Head

With all that’s going on in our world outside the restaurant, it’s easy to wake up to find two weeks have gone by without my being able to attend a pre-shift meeting which really bums me out.  It really takes a concerted effort to be present, and it’s even more important to do so at … Continue reading Keeping up with the Genuine: Lychee, Soft Shell Crab, Doughnuts & Pig Head