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

Traymore by Michael Schwartz Unveils Sling Bar, a Night Market Cocktail Bar at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

Ocean Drive’s The List Party presided for official opening festivities last night.

Miami Beach has a new hideaway for a fresh taste of the exotic. Sling Bar, a night market cocktail bar opens tonight at Traymore by Michael Schwartz in the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach.  Cocktails and bar snacks are inspired by the many flavors of Singapore, highlighting the bold and diverse food cultures of Southeast Asia that converge in the global city’s many festive night markets.  Set within the restaurant’s lush and tropical environment, Sling Bar’s energy is immersive, from its “hot coral” orange neon SLING sign, to an evocative video installation portraying circadian rhythms and the juxtaposition of their experience in nature and urban environments.

“Sling Bar is a great addition to the Traymore by Michael Schwartz experience,” says Schwartz. “Singapore is such a vibrant intersection of food cultures — I was able to experience its energy on a recent trip and was inspired by drinks, dishes and even new ingredients that have influenced the menu and cocktail recipes. We are excited to give guests an opportunity to taste something different on a visit to the property, whether joining us for a quick bite and drink at happy hour or making a night of it to dine at the bar.”

Chefs Negron and Schwartz making it taste and look great last night!

Ad in Ocean Drive’s December issue.

From light and refreshing to spirit forward and festive, Sling Bar’s cocktail program is inspired by night market flavors and highlights classic Asian cocktails with a Miami Beach inspired twist. Described as “culinary cocktails” Sling Bar’s libations are designed to be uncomplicated and perfectly paired with bar bites. In the ultimate homage to its name, the ‘SB Sling’ is Sling Bar’s preeminent cocktail and features Bombay East Gin, Benedictine PF Orange Curaçao, pineapple, lime and cherry cordial. Other cocktail menu highlights include the ‘Curry Colada’ with Havana Club Rum, Velvet Falernum, curry syrup, coconut creme, lime, passion fruit and the ‘Banana Daiquiri’ featuring Havana Club Rum, Craigellachie 13 Scotch, banana, lime and coconut.

Executive Chef Jorge Negron was inspired by traditional Singaporean street food flavors and culture when developing new menu items for the bar, incorporating craveable snacks and plates that speak to the diversity of cuisines from Malaysia and India to China and Indonesia inhabiting its neighborhoods. Presentation is simple and convivial, perfect for sharing and pairing with the cocktail list. Menu highlights include the Chicken Satay with peanut sauce, Steamed Snapper Dumplings with garlic oil, coconut sauce, the Young Coconut Salad – curry chicken, rice crisps and the Singaporean Style Stone Crabs seasoned with parsley green onions.

Sling Bar’s food complements Michael Schwartz’s menu at Traymore and celebrates in-season, local ingredients, in line with COMO’s award-winning restaurants worldwide which embrace sustainable sources and pay homage to the flavors of their different locations.

Sling Bar is located at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, 2445 Collins Ave and offers complimentary valet. Find Traymore by Michael Schwartz and its new cocktail bar at
LUCKYRICE MIAMI tonight Thursday, November 21 from 7-10PM SLS South Beach.  For more information visit traymoremiamibeach.com and comohotels.com. Follow Sling Bar on social media at @SlingBarMiami and follow Traymore by Michael Schwartz @TraymoreMiamiBeach.

Art Basel in Miami Beach Introduces Michael’s Genuine® Botanical Garden Cafe as Official Cafe for 2019 Fair

A selection of bowls offer something satisfying for everyone no matter what your yen.

Iconic, simple, delicious MGFD — creamy stracciatella with freshly in season heirloom tomatoes.

Miami Art Week just got more delicious! Art Basel in Miami Beach’s official cafe across from the Miami Beach Convention Center will be helmed this year by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz for the first time, introducing the Michael’s Genuine Botanical Garden Cafe!

Located inside the Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139), the new cafe will offer a menu including freshly-made sandwiches, salads, bowls, wood-fired pizzas made-to-order and dessert, as well as beverages including wine and beer. It will be open to the public Tuesday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4 through Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering grab and go, counter service and table seating in the garden. Michael’s presence in the garden expands to events as its preferred catering vendor, offering food, beverage, production and design for private gatherings within the venue. For available dates, contact Michael Schwartz Catering Director of Events, Lindsay Guidos at (203) 313-4503 and lindsay@michaelschwartzcatering.com!

“We are excited for the opportunity to offer fair goers a delicious, crowd-pleasing menu that checks all the boxes on a busy week of events and exhibitions. There’s something for everybody,” says Schwartz. “We chose items with simplicity and quality in mind, drawing on our experience running the Design Miami Café for many years and favorites that our fast-growing event business, Michael Schwartz Catering offers at Ella Pop, our cafe in the Miami Design District. Tried, true and fit for the occasion – and our wood-fired pizza from Harry’s Pizzeria’s mobile oven is along for the ride!”

Charcuterie & Cheese Board is always better with wine!

The menu begins with SNACKS like Charcuterie Board ($15) with prosciutto, salami, chorizo, dijon mustard, cornichons and baguette, Cheese Board ($12) with manchego, caña de cabra, fontina, fig jam and baguette, a mix of the two Boards ($22), Eggplant Caponata ($9) with rosemary focaccia and Stracciatella ($22) with heirloom tomatoes, basil, extra-virgin olive oil, fleur de sel. SANDWICHES are crowd pleasers like Roasted Turkey ($16) with aged cheddar, heirloom tomato, lettuce and herb mayo on multigrain, Avocado Toast ($15) with olive oil and sea salt on multigrain, Caprese ($16) with pesto, heirloom tomato and mozzarella on baguette, served with chips or salad. SALADS are well-rounded and flavor-packed like Kale Caesar ($15) with lemon, anchovy, parmesan and garlic breadcrumbs, and Antipasti ($18) with provolone, fennel salami, bitter greens, green olives, pepperoncini and zesty Italian dressing. Each can add chicken (+$6) or salmon (+$8). BOWLS are composed to satisfy including Tuna Poke ($24), Roasted Vegetables & Hummus ($19) and Chicken & Shredded Cabbage ($21), all built with quinoa, wild rice, farro, avocado, sprouts, cucumber, radish, and seeds.

Who doesn’t always have a constant pizza craving?

The mobile wood oven will offer a perfect cross section of freshly stretched and fired 10” PIZZAS to order including vegetarian options like Margherita ($12) with mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil and Mushroom Truffle ($25) with porcini-truffle crema, mushrooms, taleggio, fontina, thyme, as well as bold options like Harry’s Pizzeria’s signature Short Rib ($17) with gruyère, caramelized onion and arugula and Spicy Pepperoni ($14) with tomato sauce, chili oil, fontina, mozzarella and arugula. DESSERT includes Chocolate Chunk Cookie ($4) and Chocolate Custard ($9) with soft cream and hazelnuts.

For the full menu and updates, follow @michaelsgenuine and #MGFDCafe on social media.

 

Thousands of Items for Sale at Our First Genuine Restaurant Yard Sale!

We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff in this business, and it is time to clean house and throw a pre-holiday season party so you can shop to your heart’s and tummy’s content on restaurant wares and more. Hang with the chickens! Priced to sell! Everything must go! JOIN US IN THE LOT BEHIND HARRY’S PIZZERIA @miamidesigndistrict Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thousands of items for sale, from restaurant ready, to home use-friendly!  Live music from Harry Schwartz’s band Arrowhead, free pizza from Harry’s mobile wood oven and free-flowing La Fête du Rosé. Expect to find until they are swiped up: – Propane Outdoor Heaters
– Heat Lamps
– Tables and bases
– Chairs
– Barstools
– Framed Photos
– China
– Glassware
– Silverware
– Glass racks
– Appliances
– Glass jars
– Decorative Items
– Cookware
– Food service pans
– Kitchen Supplies
– Small Wares

Tons of Full Sets & Unique Pieces!

Portion of proceeds benefits @youngmusiciansunite, a favorite Chef Schwartz non-profit that believes that every student in Miami-Dade deserves access to music education regardless of their socio-economic background!