Your Monday Motivation — Marc Vetri’s Mastering Pizza Cookbook Dinner Menu!

One week from today, Michael’s Genuine welcomes Chef Marc Vetri for a dinner celebrating the recipes from his just-released Mastering Pizza cookbook — with a side of Porchetta.  Now that’s a capital P!  The menu is set, and we are excited to share it for the first time today.  Click here to join Michael and the team at the OG on October 1 at 7pm for a night in good company enjoying the labor of love that making a cookbook the thoughtful way is. It just tastes better when it’s done right.

Passed
Salsiccia Calzone with fennel sausage, mozzarella, and tomato sauce
Zucchine Pizza with shaved zucchini, stracciatella, and mint
Cacio e Pepe Pizza with pecorino and black pepper
Anchovy Pecorino al Taglio

First
Italian Caesar with escarole, bagna cauda, parmigiana, egg, anchovy
Wood Roasted Calabaza Salad with arugula, pecorino, walnuts fried sage, brown butter vinaigrette

Main
Slow Roasted Porchetta
Wood Roasted Marble Potatoes with fennel and lemon
Wood Roasted Cauliflower with pine nuts and plumped currants

Dessert
Nutella stuffed pizza

Salsiccia Pizza

Mastering Pizza Cookbook Dinner Includes:
Reception with a welcome cocktail and passed bites
Sit down 3 course (including dessert) family style dinner
Free flowing red, white, rose and beer all night long
Signed book
Tax and gratuity
$150 per person

Pizza remains America’s favorite food, but one that many people hesitate to make at home. In Mastering Pizza, the award-winning Philly-based chef tackles the topic with his trademark precision, making perfect pizza available to anyone. The recipes gleaned from years spent researching recipes in Italy and perfecting them in America have a variety of base doughs of different hydration levels, which allow home cooks to achieve the same results with a regular kitchen oven as they would with a professional pizza oven. The book covers popular standards like Margherita and Carbonara while also featuring unexpected toppings such as mussels and truffles and even a dessert pizza made with Nutella. With transporting imagery from Italy and hardworking step-by-step photos to demystify the process, Mastering Pizza will help you make pizza as delicious as you find in Italy.

Marc’s photoshoot living room takeover is reminiscent of Michael’s experience for Genuine Pizza in May. We learned a lot from the process!

Slow Fires at Cypress Tavern | Chef Justin Smillie’s Cookbook Dinner & Upland Miami Preview

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Chef Justin Smillie is coming to town, and he’s making a stop with Schwartz first! Before Upland — the restaurant he opened in NYC with Stephen Starr, named after his hometown in California — opens in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood later this fall, we will welcome him for a cookbook dinner and preview of the deliciousness to come.  Join us Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm for Slow Fires at Cypress Tavern. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE TODAY!  Included for $195 are passed canapes, welcome cocktail, 4 plated courses including wine pairings, a signed cookbook, and tax and gratuity.  And Justin’s company of course!

 

Cypress Tavern chef de cuisine Max Makowski knows what's up. He had his copy long before we confirmed Justin!

Cypress Tavern chef de cuisine Max Makowski knows what’s up. He had his copy long before we confirmed Justin!

Drawing on his rural youth — the rustic elements of the outdoors including regular camping trips, foraging for wild ingredients, and fly-fishing — for inspiration, Justin worked his way through some pretty incredible kitchens to get where he is today, making his own mark. From Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen to Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern and Jonathan Waxman’s Washington Park and Barbuto, he fell in love with the bold flavors and rustic techniques showcased in the restaurant, and this philosophy would stick with him. We too got bitten by the Smillie bug after memorable meals at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, where he earned three stars from The New York Times.

In November 2015, the chef released Slow Fires: Mastering New Ways to Braise, Roast, and Grill. His first book, which is published by Clarkson Potter, explores the fundamental techniques of braising, roasting, and grilling–and shows you how to see them in new ways, to learn the rules to break them.  We can’t wait to do just that after trying to wrangle Justin for what seems like forever. Can’t believe it’s happening. Pinch yourself. It’s real!

A quick note on ticketing for this event: We are pleased to try out Mixstir for the first time, a South Florida-based company (which we are always happy to support!) with an easy-to-use and beautiful e-ticketing interface. We think you’ll think it’s a great improvement, too.  Please email me your feedback if you’d like at jackie@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com.  We are eager to hear what you think, and look forward to seeing you on October 25!

Announcing Chef Bradley’s Pizzeria Pop-Up Dinner Menu!

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Bradley at his pop-up station, holding it down at April Bloomfield’s Spotted Pig Pizzeria in February of 2013. Legend has it that the executive chef of The Genuine Hospitality Group has worked every single dinner since Harry’s began inviting guest chefs in 2011.

Feast your eyes! To welcome 2016, Michael’s neighborhood American pizzeria becomes Bradley’s Pizzeria, as The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron prepares a Mexican dinner his way on Tuesday, January 26 at 7PM at Harry’s Pizzeria in the Design District (#HPDesignDistrict on Instagram) located at 3918 North Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127.  There will be fire and finesse. It’s what Bradley does best – that magical intersection of bravado and balance. The plates will be soulful, beautiful, and filled with fresh ingredients. We see this chef so often, in and out of the restaurants – and especially at pop-up dinners, yet so rarely have the chance to enjoy his own inspired cooking. He is one-of-a-kind, and we know better than to pass up an opportunity when one like this comes around. Take it.  Here’s the menu if you were even hesitating!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

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Tamarindo ~ tamarind syrup, lime, agave, tamarind juice, reposado tequila,  salt and spice rim

PASSED
Rabbit Taquito
Soft Cooked Egg, green chile, chorizo bits
Warm Octopus, black bean sauce, cilantro, lime
Avocado Toast,  corn cooked in ashes
Pizza, smoked chilies, crushed tomato, queso fresco, cilantro

FIRST
Beets, kale, apricot, chipotle, feta
Peeky Toe Crab, radish, lime, serrano chilies

SECOND
Corn Pudding with Smoked Duck Leg
Green Chili Enchiladas

THIRD
Mole Lamb Neck with Queso Fresco with all the fixins
Blue Corn Tortillas
Radish
Lime
Cabbage Slaw
Roasted Carrots with Mexican spice
Local Vegetable Escabeche

DESSERT
Spiced Chocolate Pudding
Florida Strawberries
Crema
TBD Crunchy/Cookie/Hot thing with cinnamon sugar

TO DRINK
Tecate
Lioco Carignan Rosé
La Craie Vouvray
Ridge Three Valley Zinfandel

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It’s Bradley’s Pizzeria on Tuesday, January 26 as Jefe Herron Takes Harry’s

Jefe is in the house, so hide the sheet trays!

To welcome 2016, Michael’s neighborhood American pizzeria becomes Bradley’s Pizzeria, as The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron prepares a Mexican dinner his way on Tuesday, January 26 at 7PM at Harry’s Pizzeria in the Design District (#HPDesignDistrict on Instagram) located at 3918 North Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127.

There will be fire and finesse. It’s what Bradley does best – that magical intersection of bravado and balance. The plates will be soulful, beautiful, and filled with fresh ingredients. We see this chef so often, in and out of the restaurants – and especially at pop-up dinners, yet so rarely have the chance to enjoy his own inspired cooking. He is one-of-a-kind, and we know better than to pass up an opportunity when one like this comes around. Take it.

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CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Join us where it all began for another epic pop up, the first dinner of the year at Harry’s. You know the drill. Seating is first come, first served for this family-style meal at our casual neighborhood joint. Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you’ve got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d’oeuvres, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group director of wine & spirits Eric Larkee and our tap beers at your disposal. Tax and gratuity, and a take home gift made by Bradley to spice up your home kitchen are included for $110.  Menu will be released in a couple of weeks, but we wouldn’t wait that long to snag a seat.

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SEE YOU THERE! HAPPY NEW YEAR & BEST WISHES.  It sure feels good, doesn’t it?!  Take a quick trip back to December 2013, and watch Bradley below in his element at Little River Cooperative. It’s one of our all time favorite expressions of what it means to be a genuine chef.

Cookbook Pop-Up Dinner Alert! Harry’s Pizzeria Design District Welcomes Chef Mike Solomonov

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Since 2013 we’ve been waiting with baited breath for our good friend from Tel Aviv via Philadelphia to come back to Harry’s Pizzeria and cook dinner from his new cookbook. Well that day has arrived, as it was officially published and lauded by the New York Times as of October 6!

We are so excited to announce that Zahav Pizzeria is BACK on Monday, November 9 at 7PM at Harry’s Pizzeria in Miami’s Design District with Mike Solomonov, James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav restaurant, Federal Donuts, Percy Street Barbecue, Dizengoff, and Abe & Fisher… and now COOKBOOK AUTHOR!  $150 includes it all: welcome cocktail reception, four courses and free-flowing wines and a signed copy of the cookbook, tax and gratuity.

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Ever since he opened Zahav in 2008, Mike has been turning heads with his original interpretations of modern Israeli cuisine, attracting notice from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, (“an utter and total revelation”), and Eater (“Zahav defines Israeli cooking in America”). Zahav showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. His food includes little dishes called mezze, such as the restaurant’s insanely popular fried cauliflower; a hummus so ethereal that it put Zahav on the culinary map; and a pink lentil soup with lamb meatballs that one critic called “Jerusalem in a bowl.” It also includes a majestic dome of Persian wedding rice and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas that’s a celebration in itself.

As he makes the rounds across America (and beyond!), Mike makes one of his first stops Miami to play with us… again! We are so lucky. Menu coming soon! Billy Harris, eat your hummus heart out!

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