Introducing Tigertail + Mary: Lush Neighborhood Retreat for Relaxed American Cooking Opens May 2019 in Coconut Grove

Coming Soon: An oasis devoted to vegetable-forward food and the easy village lifestyle of Miami’s oldest bohemian neighborhood on Biscayne Bay

Since announcing the project some four years ago with Park Grove co-developers Terra and Related Group, we are excited to share today the details on our newest restaurant, coming to Coconut Grove in May — Tigertail + Mary!  Following Harry’s Pizzeria’s successful 2015 debut, Chef’s second in Miami’s oldest village on Biscayne Bay is a lush neighborhood retreat for fresh, vegetable-forward American cooking, inspired by the Grove’s one-of-a-kind bohemian lifestyle, easy energy, and textured tropical landscape. For Michael, good food begins with great product, and here the menu will celebrate this notion’s ultimate expression – vegetables – as well as other fresh, thoughtfully-sourced proteins, like local seafood and meat from animals raised with care.  To get to know the restaurant and the neighborhood as opening approaches, follow @tigertailandmary on Instagram, Facebook and visit our new landing page at tigertailandmary.com.

Patio! Landscaping hasn’t fully begun but we have designs on one of our favorite Miami backyard and front lawn treasures — mango trees!

“Coconut Grove feels good I think because it doesn’t try too hard to be something. It is consistently, 100 percent itself, full of good energy and honesty. Food should be this way, too,” he explains. “We’ve always embraced this notion as a restaurant group, and as we’ve grown, it has become an extremely important lens that defines our Genuine approach in each new space we inhabit. For us it’s about food that is unhindered in its sincerity to the ingredient and the way we want guests to feel welcome when they join us. Being in the Grove in many ways reminds us of what we aspire to be, and creating this restaurant and the dining experience has been an affirmation of our commitment to know ourselves better and be who we are. We’re having fun making good food and making a place our neighbors can feel good calling home.”

Hero signage concept from Ribbit, a long time collaborator responsible for our flagship neon signage at Michael’s Genuine.

Tigertail + Mary’s space and design by longtime Schwartz-collaborators Grove-based Arquitectonica and Meyer Davis Studio (NYC) is informed by its natural surroundings, embedded at the intersection the North Grove’s two main streets and fronted by a new corner park next to Terra and Related Group’s Park Grove entrance. The restaurant offers seating for 120, including bar, main dining room, private dining room and outdoor patio. Biscayne bay breezes, marina sails and palms dotting the coastline are the backdrop, while the front lawn opens up to a thicket of neighborhood streets and homes set within a densely layered colorful tropical canopy. A winding pathway entrance is embraced by foliage drawing guests in. Textured fabrics and natural materials in the design develop the relaxed feeling of the outside environment in the dining room, and the open kitchen with hearth and charcoal grill conjures a welcoming feeling.

Always working.

The restaurant opens in mid-May and will offer breakfast bakery items from its walk-up café with seating at tables in the park, lunch, dinner and brunch. Valet parking will be available in addition to metered street and nearby garage. Look for reservations to open in early May. Walk-ins always welcome. Menus coming soon!

We are busy and looking for amazing people to help us grow in the right ways.  Please visit tigertailandmary.com where positions will be posted to apply, or email jobs@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com with your resume for ongoing opportunities and openings.  The Genuine Hospitality Group currently operates 9 restaurants including four locations of our pizzeria brand, Genuine Pizza®/Harry’s Pizzeria®, light and airy ella pop café in the Miami Design District and several branching from our fine dining roots at now 12 year old Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Miami Design District: Amara at Paraiso, quintessential Miami restaurant with waterfront dining and fresh approach to bold Latin American flavor, fresh, bold Pacific Rim flavors at Traymore by Michael Schwartz at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, honest Italian at Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas, and a second location of flagship Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Cleveland at The Van Aken District of Shaker Heights opening April 8, 2019. Chef’s second cookbook, Genuine Pizza: Better Pizza at Home is due out May 14, 2019 with Abrams Books.

The Ultimate Neighborhood Restaurant, Parked in the Grove

Today we have some great news to share.  Michael is partnering with The Related Group and Terra Group to design a restaurant at Park Grove, the highly anticipated residential enclave steps from Biscayne Bay in the heart of Coconut Grove.  The team assembled for this project is world class, and we are very energized to be a part of it!  The 3,500-square-foot restaurant, designed by the globally recognized boutique design firm Meyer Davis, will sit at the intersection of Tigertail Avenue and Mary Street, facing Coconut Grove’s lush residential community.   The idea is to combine the elegance and sophistication of The Cypress Room in a more casual neighborhood environment.

Michael with Will Meyer of Meyer Davis Studio, and Carlos Rosso, President of Condos at The Related Group, as they reviewed plans for Michael's restaurant at Paraiso Bay.

Michael with Will Meyer of Meyer Davis Studio, and Carlos Rosso, President of Condominium Division at The Related Group, in April as they reviewed plans for Michael’s restaurant at Paraiso Bay.

“It’s a really exciting time for Coconut Grove, and we feel lucky to be a part of what’s happening as we open Harry’s Pizzeria and look to the future with Park Grove,” Michael says. “With everything coming up so fast around us, the stakes are super high to make sure to deliver a place our neighbors new and old can grow with, frequent and make their own.  The vision is for the space to open into a cozy courtyard that will become Coconut Grove’s own secret garden.”

Inspired by the exceptional natural scenery at his street-level doorstep, Michael is looking to draw the outside in and reflect the Grove’s historic significance to South Florida and unique, village lifestyle.  An additional 1,000-square feet on-premise for private events will service the occasion needs of year-round locals and visitors alike. This is our third collaboration with Related, including culinary outposts at SLS Hotel & Residences in Brickell (opening summer 2016) and Paraiso Bay Restaurant & Beach Club in Edgewater (opening 2017).

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Michael will be the exclusive in-house service provider for the restaurant, catering, pool and bar service on property, which comes with many perks for Park Grove residents. Amenities will include special seasonal menus, catering through concierge services for boat owners with vessels docked at Grove marinas, boxed lunches to go for families and kids, and exclusive access to a restaurant preview pop-up event by Regatta Park.

The concept is fashioned around Park Grove’s award-winning, curated lifestyle—a collaboration born through two of Miami’s most established developers, The Related Group and Terra Group—with architecture by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, interiors by Meyer Davis, kitchens and baths by William Sofield, a two-acre sculpture park by Enea Landscape Architecture and lifestyle curator Colin Cowie.

For more information on the project as it develops, follow @Related_Group and @ParkGroveMiami on Instagram, and for a refresher of what we’ve been up to lately with Related, click here.

Designing Restaurant Paradise With Meyer Davis Studio

The opening of Paraiso Bay’s Beach Club and waterfront restaurant is not quite on the horizon yet, but the collaboration between Michael and Meyer Davis Studio is in full swing.  At their New York-based design firm, Principals and Partners Will Meyer and Gray Davis specialize in residential, hospitality, retail and workplace environments. While still working drawings on paper at this stage, the space and kitchen is laid out with a distinct direction thanks to a solid working relationship.

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Carlos Rosso, President of the Related Group’s condominium development division meets with Michael and Will Meyer of Meyer Davis Studio last month at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District.

“I love their work and am super excited about our partnership” Michael explains. “Mostly because they are extremely talented designers but also because they understand restaurants and how they work.  They design with functionality and flow in mind.  One of the most important elements to me is how it all works together as a whole.”

The team has been meeting regularly to review plans in stages and communication is key.

“Michael is great to work with. He’s responded positively to our approach and has been very hands on with kitchen design and functionality.” says Will Meyer.  “We work with celebrity chefs on a regular basis, and it’s always fantastic to work with people who know what they’re doing and are passionate.”

If the two agree on anything, it’s that functionality always comes first, especially in restaurant design. The space needs to flow for guests and employees.  “We really stem our aesthetic choices from functionality,” explains Will.  “These need to function well to also be impressive design decisions. We also always want guests to feel comfortable and for design to be luxurious at the same time. That balance is the key to a great design.”

When starting this project, Michael came in with a clear vision of what he wanted.  The restaurant’s open kitchen and wood grill — something that’s been a centerpiece of private events at the property’s sales center off Biscayne Bay — will be a focal point, as is the importance of bringing the amazing location on the waterfront into the restaurant.

“We’ve conceptualized a space that is seamless in its transition from the outside in,” Will continues. “There will be trees and plantings within the restaurant, as well as a nanowall system on the first and second floor that can be opened to allow the interior to pour outside. We like to keep our interior and exterior materials similar as well, so that the dining overflows outdoors and people feel the same environment throughout the space.”

MG_Paraiso_HH_Final_logoThis restaurant is meant to be a space that residents should feel comfortable making their regular spot.  The Studio thinks a lot about how guests will engage with its projects, from families enjoying a meal out together, to more romantic evenings, and even special events.

Will notes, “Hopefully the restaurant can be an inviting home away from home, while also serving as a destination for those who are not residents.”

Related is currently preparing to launch the final 55-story residential tower within the Paraiso enclave. The GranParaiso Tower by Piero Lissoni will begin sales early May.

“Working with the extraordinary talents of Michael Schwartz and the design stars of Meyer Davis Studio is an unprecedented blend of vision and style,” said Carlos Rosso, President of The Related Group Condominium Division. “Together, we’re creating Paraiso Beach Club to transform the lifestyle on Biscayne Bay.”

He continued, “This is the destination Miami has been waiting for, especially in downtown, where the best dining and culture are taking shape before our eyes. Paraiso’s Beach Club will become the spot for contemporary and relaxed gatherings on the waterfront, for drinks and amazing meals with friends and family. I can already imagine our dock lined with boats and water taxis.”

Come toast the vision for Edgewater, the new neighborhood in our future on Biscayne Bay.  Join Michael for complimentary snacks & drinks inspired by his future Paraiso Beach Club restaurant tonight Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (130 NE 40th Street.) For more information about Paraiso Bayviews  please contact info@paraisobayviews.com.

 

 

 

 

Local Legacy | Michael’s Ark Comes Full Circle at Paraiso Bay

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Join us Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. for Slow Food’s annual Ark of Taste benefit event bringing all of The Genuine Hospitality Group chefs together for the first time!  In its 6th year, this special evening unfolds on the waterfront site of chef Michael Schwartz’s future beach club restaurant at Paraiso Bay to celebrate his local legacy of slow food in South Florida.  At the forefront of a meal from indoor and outdoor food stations is the Ark-nominated Florida stone crab, sourced from George Stone Crab, a local small business, and ingredients from the South Florida harvest including Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Chef de Cuisine Niven Patel’s backyard Rancho Patel and other farms served by Farm to Kitchen, a local produce distributor.  Cocktails by GREY GOOSE Vodka and sustainable wines by Stellar Wines will complement food by Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh and Chef de Cuisine Molly BrandtMichael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Chef de Cuisine Niven PatelThe Cypress Room and Chef de Cuisine Roel AlcudiaHarry’s Pizzeria and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Ramirez, and Chef Schwartz with The Genuine Hospitality Group Executive Chef Bradley Herron will offer a taste of food inspired by this future waterfront restaurant and beach club.

We snuck into Rancho Patel on Tuesday when chef Niven was on the line to find a Garden of Eden flourishing. Many of the lettuces and kale are ready for the picking, while the tomatoes are super happy but just in their flowering stage! Among the ingredients that will be ready for the chefs to use are lots of tuscan kale, French carrots, chiogga beets, New Zealand spinach, Patron peppers, Napoli squash, blueberry tomatoes, seasoning peppers, gerkins, Persian cucumbers and lots and lots of greens.  The menu is coming together nicely and subject to change of course, but here is a taste of what we have cooking with these local ingredients grown with love:

Molly’s Passed Hors d’oeurves | Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh
STONE CRAB CLAWS green gribiche
NAPOLI SQUASH & FONTINA ARANCINI smoked calabaza jam, duchilly hazelnuts
HOMEMADE GOAT’S MILK RICOTTA CROSTINI with three different toppings

Danny’s Station | Harry’s Pizzeria
ROASTED BEETS AND CARROTS  whipped goat cheese, crispy lentils, cumin vinaigrette

Roel’s Station | The Cypress Room
GRAND STONE CRAB AOILI  local vegetable crudités

Niven’s Station | Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
SEARED WAHOO  stone crab vinaigrette, calabaza hummus, sorghum, sorrel

Michael’s and Brad’s Station | Paraiso Bay
WOOD GRILLED POULET ROUGE  marinated vegetables
WOOD ROTISSERIE LAMB SHOULDER  hempseed pesto and mustard greens

The meal would not be complete without famed Genuine Pastry Goddess Hedy Goldsmith’s desserts. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with! Tickets are $195 per person, with proceeds benefitting Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program.  Paraiso Bay is located at 600 NE 31 St. Miami, Florida 33137.

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A Toast to Our Future Paradise

Royal Red Shrimp & Quinoa Salad with yogurt sauce, Chargrilled Lamb on cucumber with fennel and kumquat preserves, Local Tuna Crudo with carrot ginger juice, sunflower seeds & sprouts, Market Crudités with paddle fish caviar & smoked trout roe butter, Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, Beef Tartare on garlic toast with lemon aioli, crispy shallot & herbs, and Seeded Wood Oven Flatbreads with Spanish sheep’s milk (Idiazabal) cheese, shaved vegetables, sprouted grains & tomato fondue.  Michael’s Genuine Home Brew.  The Chantwell, a welcome cocktail of Clement Agricole Rhum, Velvet Falernum, hibiscus-citrus kombucha, mixed berries, and lemon. Sound delicious?  So does welcoming to The Genuine Hospitality Group family a new restaurant to the shore of Biscayne Bay.

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Toast your own paradise at home with The Chantwell. Click the image above for The Genuine Hospitality Group beverage director Ryan Goodspeed’s recipe.

Plans for a waterfront restaurant and luxury beach club were announced yesterday, a collaboration between Michael and the CEO and Chairman of The Related Group Jorge Pérez.  Located in the East Edgewater neighborhood, the new concept is our second partnership with Related, on the heels of the SLS Brickell announcement.

“I’ve admired Jorge’s work for some time now and am looking forward to this opportunity to collaborate on a project together, especially this one,” says Michael. “The Edgewater community is one of Miami’s hidden gems. Paraiso Bay will bring something truly unique to the mainland and deserves a waterfront restaurant to match. We’re going to do something really special here.”

Kicked off last Friday evening with friends and colleagues close to the project, the future restaurant will no doubt be inspired by the magic hour bay views of sky and water ablaze in golden pink and aquamarine, and our fearless leader’s hallmark approach to food, drink and fresh ingredients.

The team will work closely with Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea and global architecture firm Arquitectonica to create a cohesive and fluid indoor/outdoor atmosphere for residents and restaurant patrons. “This is a unique opportunity to bring the best elements of Miami to one place and add the last finishing touch to our latest new condominium development, Paraiso Bay,” says Pérez, “We’ll have Michael’s incredible cuisine, gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay, a boutique beach club, all surrounded by Enea’s landscaping, this is really going to be a paradise in Edgewater.”

The Related Group was established in 1979, and is America’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living. For more than 30 years, The Related Group has created innovative residential developments that have dramatically changed South Florida’s urban landscape. Since its inception, the privately held company has built and managed more than 85,000 condominium and apartment residences. The Related Group has earned a national reputation for its visionary design and development of luxury condominiums, mixed-use center and affordable rental properties – often in emerging or undiscovered neighborhoods. The firm is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States with a development portfolio of projects worth in excess of $15 billion. TIME Magazine named Mr. Pérez one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States, and has made the cover of Forbes twice. The Related Group has redefined the new cycle of real estate with the rollout of over 12 projects beginning with Apogee Beach in Hollywood and MyBrickell in downtown Miami, the first in each of their respective neighborhoods to be completed since the boom.