“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
I don’t remember the first lychee I ever ate. I believe I was much too young, but as far back as I do remember my mom and I were drying and sprouting the pits, trying to grow a lychee tree. They’re not so easy to grow, we learned, so while I’m screaming ‘Thank God it’s … Continue reading Thank God It’s….LYCHEE Season!!!
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
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
A week from today, the largest MGFD contingent to date — and with a farmer in tow — flies to St. Thomas to board Oasis of the Seas and test the next pair of South Florida farm-sourced menus at 150 Central Park: Meadow and Artisan. For the summer shift, we are introducing two new players: … Continue reading Hitting the Sweet-Tart Spot: Lychees On Deck