Make our restaurants & venues your home for the holidays with Michael Schwartz Events.
From customizable catering options for the home or office end-of-year bash, to more festive productions, James Beard Award winning chef Michael Schwartz and our event professionals make it genuinely special every time. Browse our portfolio of options below and contact director Lindsay Guidos at 786.708.6826 to get planning as soon as you’re ready. It’s never too early where the holidays are concerned!
For up to the minute examples of the team’s work in all facets of special events, like last night’s incredible waterfront wedding at Amara at Paraiso, visit the @michaelschwartzevents Instagram.
Never enough reasons to Spritz.
Guest chefs – in this case Marc Vetri – add a little something extra to what we do. Here, Cacio e Pepe pizza.
Pulling out all the special snacks to make getting a meal going (Vetri’s Salsicia calzone from the Mastering Pizza dinner on October 1)
Florence and Schwartz Food truck racin’ together in Miami in 2011.
Even the most typical of dinner services at our restaurants can feel like a party. The energy of the environment and surprises from any number of variables affect a dining experience — something as simple as a new bottle of Riesling on the list or the arrival stone crabs to the raw bar — are what keep us in this business and you coming back for more. When we can collaborate with people inside and outside our organization that make it extra special, that’s cause for extraordinary celebration. Here are three such opportunities! As Michael heads to #NYCWFF this weekend to cook with Dan Kluger, get a jump start on the action coming to a genuine restaurant near you. Tickets are a click away below, until they’re not!
Florence in the genuine house.
MICHAEL’S GENUINE® FOOD & DRINK – South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents Dinner Hosted by Tyler Florence and Michael Schwartz – Thursday, February 21, 7-10PM [TICKETS HERE]
The South Florida favorite known for putting Miami’s fashionable Design District neighborhood on the culinary map lights up with the force behind successful California restaurants Wayfare Tavern, El Paseo and Tyler Florence Rotisserie & Wine. He may be a fan-favorite Food Network personality known for the hit series The Great Food Truck Race and cookbook author but we know Tyler as a Chef first — and one who cooks pretty much the ultimate of everything. We can’t wait to see what this collab produces, an East and West Coast explosion of flavor accompanied by wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio.
AMARA AT PARAISO –South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents Dinner Hosted by Greg & Gabrielle Denton and Michael Schwartz -Friday, February 22, 7-10PM [SOLD OUT]
It’s no surprise that South Florida favorite Chef Michael Schwartz’s new Amara at Paraiso in Edgewater is the most buzzed about new waterfront restaurant in town. This James Beard Award-winning chef has created an oasis that embraces the dynamic energy of the Magic City and serves up bold Latin American flavors that pay homage to the city’s diverse culture. He’s joined by the James Beard Award-winning husband and wife chef duo Greg and Gabrielle Denton, the grilling cookbook authors and force behind the much buzzed about Argentinean grill Ox and newly opened Bistro Agnes in Portland, OR. Enjoy this cross-country melding of flavors, accompanied by perfectly paired wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio, in the heart of downtown Miami.
GENUINE PIZZA – Pizza-Making Class & Dinner (Aventura Mall) – Thursday, October 25, 7-9PM [TICKETS HERE]
A fun night out with the family is about more than just gathering around the table. Get your hands doughy and eat your pizza too! Everyone’s happy on third Thursdays, when Chef Michael Schwartz’s casual pizza restaurant holds a monthly pizza-making experience to teach you how to shape perfect pies with a meal along the way. Hosted by pizza trainer Blair Anderson at our Aventura Mall location, bring the kids, friends, a date, you name it — we have the fun covered. Make your own pizzas, with toppings just the way you want them with a Pizza Kit to take home to make it easy to practice what you learned in your kitchen. $29 includes 4 Courses, Assorted Snacks — Salads — Make-Your-Own Pizza — Panna Cotta and a take-home pizza making kit with recipe and ingredients. Tax & gratuity not included. Wine, beer, sangria and full beverage menu available for purchase on consumption.
Cruda Bowl with Yellowfin Tuna
Next week there are more bay views to bask in — or breeze by — during the workday, at Miami’s quintessential waterfront restaurant by chef Michael Schwartz. Amara at Paraiso opens for lunch beginning Monday, September 24 with executive chef Michael Paley’s a la carte menu. All new items to enjoy include Starters, Sandwiches (served with choice of crispy chimichurri potatoes or farm greens), Salads & Bowls (to which grilled chicken, grilled fish or shrimp and chorizo can be added), and Entrées. Favorites from dinner make an appearance, like Snacks including craveable Yuca Cheese Puffs, the restaurant’s two varieties of housemade Empanadas — Short Rib, as well as Corn & Leek, Raw Bar mainstays like Ceviche, fresh, locally-caught Tuna Tartare in changing preparations, Chilled Shrimp, and Oysters — and a medley Platter to make it special.
Housemade masa crackers for the Avocado Bowl, a starter with buttermilk curds, fresh herbs, and lime.
Amara’s “Three Course”, a prix fixe lunch option for $28 lets you pass the brighter hours as expeditiously or leisurely as your spectrum desires whether for a smart business lunch or dining to get to the next appointment on time. Begin with choice of Yuca Cheese Puffs, Smoked Fish Dip, or Ceviche, followed by main dish of Grilled Market Fish, Chochoyotes — hearty masa dumplings in broth (vegetarian), or the Concha Especial sandwich, and finish with Dulce Flan or Chocolate Torte.
Click here for the full opening menu.
Work and life hangs so delicately in the balance. Let Amara tip your scales. The new service runs Monday through Saturday from 11:30am-3pm and highlights the bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida’s diversity of food culture established at the restaurant’s lively happy hour, dinner and brunch. Miami’s quintessential waterfront restaurant captures the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of Biscayne Bay that defines what living in Miami is all about from environment to cuisine to vibe. Amara at Paraiso is located at 3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33137. For reservations call 305.702.5528, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Open Table (walk-ins welcome). For all hours and menus visit amaraatparaiso.com and follow the restaurant on Instagram and Facebook.
Easy Sunday evenings begin on the bay. Following brunch on July 29, the Amara Beach grill gets fired up with special anticuchos skewers and beverage specials including $15 Champagne Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” by the glass. DJ Savy Fontana will send us off into the sunset. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome.
Enjoy the supplemental menu below available a la carte inside and out from 4-10PM — including bar, terrace, our beach lounge area and deck chairs.
At 6PM our regular dinner menu will join the party. Call (305) 702-5528, email email@example.com or visit Open Table to book. Amara at Paraiso is located at 3101 NE 7th Ave (Paraiso District) Miami, FL 33137.
Just watch us… We’re bringing the Latin flavor back to the World Cup this Sunday. As we roll out the brunch carts, we’re popping up a big screen on the Amara at Paraiso beach. From 11am until its over on July 15, you won’t miss any of the action when we have the World Cup Finals playing outside. Tables on our terrace and couches on the beach will have full access to our brunch menu. Those of you just joining to watch the game and grab a drink or a few can enjoy our outdoor bar with select cocktails, wine and beer for purchase including the following drink specials. Hungry for more? Make a brunch reservation from 11-3pm here or join us as a walk-in.
– T&T El Tesoro reposado tequila, Campari, tamarind, lemon, agave, orange zest salt
– Old Cuban Bacardi 4 yrs rum, mint, bubbles
$15 CHAMPAGNE BY THE GLASS
– Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label”
– $20 Buckets of Cusqueña (5 bottles)