Ring in 2020 with Amara at Paraiso’s New Year’s Eve Party & New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch

Celebrate the arrival of 2020 at Amara at Paraiso, Miami’s Quintessential waterfront restaurant, with a New Year’s Eve Party to remember, followed up with a special weekday Champagne brunch on New Year’s Day. It’s fiesta time!

New Year’s Eve Party Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 10PM-5AM – At night, bold flavorful food with a Latin kick and the celebratory drinks to match come together with two vibes to enjoy, an inside party and a beautiful and spacious terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay and Amara’s Beach Lounge. The countdown to 2020 at Amara will feature a live DJ playing all night long from New Year’s standards to the latest in your “Baila Reggaeton” playlist, a top-of-the-line sound system, three full bars so you know you won’t get thirsty, “Hora Loca” Crazy Hour props, and special entertainment performances to keep the party going. Individual tickets include bites from various food stations until 12:30AM and an Open Bar until 5:00AM. Additional snacks will be available for purchase later in the evening. Table tickets include bites from various food stations until 12:30AM, an Open Bar until 5:00AM, a table with table service during the entire event, and 1 premium bottle of your choice for every 4 people in your group. If you wish to buy a table, each individual in your group needs to purchase a “Table” ticket. For seating arrangements, please email rsvp@clocevents.com along with your Order Numbers. Tickets are available on Eventbrite through amaraatparaiso.com and are non-refundable.

New Year’s Day Brunch: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 11AM – 3PM –Amara’s signature Sunday brunch rolls out on Wednesday with a Champagne twist to celebrate New Year’s Day, including $37 bottomless. Indulge in Raw Bar platters, a full a la carte menu of egg-forward brunch favorites, passed sweets trays and a selection of brunch cocktails and bottle specials, including rosé. To reserve a table visit amaraatparaiso.com or Open Table.

Amara at Paraiso is located at 3101 NE 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 in the Paraiso District of East Edgewater.  Schwartz’s love letter to Miami makes every occasion a party, celebrating the New Year with spectacular waterfront views, and the food and cocktails to match.  Follow the restaurant on social media @amaraatparaiso.

 

All in the Cards: Your Genuine Holiday Gift Guide Begins Now with A Deal!

There are so many ways to sip and savor this holiday season. So do it with genuine Gift Cards!  Beginning today Monday, November 25 and running two weeks — through Black Friday and Cyber Monday — concluding Monday, December 9, enjoy complimentary $20 bonus gift cards for each $100 you spend. It’s our way of saying thank you before the holiday shopping rush begins.  Any way you slice it in denominations, accumulate gift cards to keep for yourself or share as you purchase $100 increments. It’s the gift guide that keeps on giving, from food, drink and experiences to remember!

To shop our early bird deal immediately, click the links below. Good for virtual or physical cards! In the neighborhood? Visit the restaurants and take advantage in person.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT THE GENUINE HOSPITALITY GROUP!

Michael’s Genuine Gift Card 
Harry’s Pizzeria Gift Card
Genuine Pizza Gift Card
Amara at Paraiso Gift Card
Tigertail + Mary Gift Card

AMARA’S FIRST FEASTGIVING WEEKEND! Miami’s Quintessential Waterfront Restaurant Opens to Fête Thanksgiving with a View

Amara at Paraiso’s first Feastgiving Weekend welcomes friends, family and visitors looking for a place to call home for the first marquee holiday of the season, including Thanksgiving dinner bookended by an all eve happy hour and all long weekend Champagne brunch with Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” specials!

Thursday’s Feastgiving Dinner menu will be offered la carte and includes Amara favorites from cheesy yuca puffs and empanadas, to Florida Stone Crabs and raw bar platters. Highlights include memorable Thanksgiving Specialties like Whole Roasted Heritage Black Turkey from longtime Schwartz favorite Joyce Farms, Fried Turkey Wings with sweet & sour aji chile sauce, scallion, toasted sesame, and grilled lime, as well as Grilled 3 Lb. Maine Lobster with pumpkin seed butter and grilled lemon, and Whole Roasted Calabaza Squash filled with creamy calabaza rice, wild mushrooms, coconut pesto, and lime. Toast with festive, day drinking Thanksgiving Cocktails for $14 like Nina with rosé, strawberry-infused Gin, lemon and Pampelmousse, Pinta with Tempranillo, blackberry, Carpano Bianco and elderflower, and Santa Maria with spiced Rum, apple cider, cinnamon and rosemary honey.  Click here for the full menu and visit us as follows:

All Thanksgiving Eve Happy Hour: Wednesday 11/27 from 5:30PM to close
Feastgiving Dinner: Thursday 11/28 from 2 to 8PM
All Long Weekend Champagne Brunch: Black Friday, 11/29 to Sunday, 12/1 from 11AM to 3PM

See you at Amara at Paraiso (3101 NE 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33137) and visit amaraatparaiso.com to make a reservation or call (305) 702-5528/ reservations@amaraatparaiso.com.

 

Feeling Stone Crabby? Pound It Special Beginning Monday at MGFD with 1/2 Off ALL Wine Bottles!

Miami born/raised
captain waterman, union longshoreman and wholesale seafood dealer Jay Burns knows what’s up! Fresh from the traps crab for Chef Michael Schwartz, first!

It’s time to get cracking South Florida! Stonies are back and so is our season opener special at Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink.

To celebrate the arrival of one of this season’s most anticipated, delectable and special local ingredients, your first pound of Florida Stone Crabs from Monday, October 21 to Monday, November 4 come with 1/2 price wines bottles! Choose any — ANY — bottle of wine on The Genuine Hospitality Group Head Sommelier Amanda Fraga’s exciting, dynamic and mouth watering list!  All bottles are fair game, available at lunch, afternoon, dinner and brunch, all two weeks long!   From sparkling to creamy, it all pairs as far as we are concerned, with meat hunks of rich unadorned crab… Or, gild that lily with dips of clarified butter or classic mustard sauce with a spray of lemon.

Handsy with the crab at Amara. Enjoy with aji mustard sauce, lemon and lime!

Pop in and join us on a Design District stroll for afternoon menu or happy hour, or book a reservation for lunch dinner or brunch in advance at reservations@michaelsgenuine.com or 305.573.5550. From sparkling to red and all the rosé in between, treat yo’ self to the best of the season haul from our favorite fishermen!

If you’re in the mood for a waterfront view with your claws, or fancy a tropical neighborhood stroll post feast, remember Amara at Paraiso and Tigertail + Mary will be full stocked and ready with large, jumbo and colossal stone crabs for you no matter where you decide to settle in this season. Or better yet, make the genuine rounds!

Curious about what goes down on the water? Watch our video from last year’s first of the season catch with fisherman Jorge Figueroa.

 

 

Next Week is The Bee’s Knees!

Thirsty Thursday is the Bee’s Knees, so we have an announcement! Next week The Genuine Hospitality Group is joining Caledonia Spirits in their annual Bee’s Knees Week promotion encouraging creative cocktails in support of bee education. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, and Tigertail + Mary will each feature their own spin on a Bee’s Knees cocktail – traditionally made with gin, lemon, and honey. They will also feature a special dish to be paired with the cocktail, where honey’s the star – of course. Check it out next week only, September 23rd to 29th!  No wonder the expression came to mean “the height of excellence”, popular in the U.S. in the 1920s, along with “the cat’s whiskers”… or meow!

So why now?  Established in 2017, Bee’s Knees Week has collectively donated over $31,000 nationally to non-profit bee and pollinator organizations. The Bee Cause Project is an organization “working to help inspire the next generation of beekeepers and environmental stewards by installing beehives in local schools and organizations.”

You might be saying, what’s all this buzz about bee’s? Why are bees so important? Well, as a big player in pollination, the bee affects the entire balance of our ecosystem. Recently, bee populations have declined rapidly due to threats such as pesticides, mites, and colony collapse disorder. According to Bee Informed, 45.2% of honeybee colonies were lost last year. TGHG is doing our part to help! During Bee’s Knees week, $1 of each cocktail ($12 across all restaurants) benefits The Bee Cause Project. Keep reading to learn more about the special cocktails and dishes buzzing next week, and follow the fun nationwide on social media at #beeskneesweek.

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Cocktail: Bee Keeper Barr Hill Gin, saffron-infused honey, lemon (Jorge Hernandez, Head Bartender) 
Dish: Honey Glazed Wings calabrian chili agrodolce (Dillion Wolff, Chef de Cuisine) Also available during Happy Hour!

Amara at Paraiso

Cocktail: Tarragon with the Wind Barr Hill Gin, tarragon, green chile, honey (Billy Yoder, Bar Manager)
Dish: Fried Queso Blanco honey sherry vinaigrette, aleppo pepper, lemon, fresh herbs, watermelon radish (Michael Paley, Executive Chef) 
Also available during Happy Hour!

Tigertail and Mary

 

 




Cocktail: Miss Beehavior  Barr Hill Gin, shiso-honey, lemon (Jonathan Cano and Austin Conway, Head Bartenders)
Dish: Peach + Speck Pizza taleggio, sofrito, hot honey (Stephen Ullrich, Executive Chef)