Our Black Friday Week Special: The Holiday Gift Card That Gives Back is Back!

SHOP OUR BLACK FRIDAY WEEK SPECIAL NOW!  From Thanksgiving Monday, November 19 until Cyber Monday, November 26, receive $20 in free cards for every $100 you spend*. You can purchase physical Gift Cards at our restaurants or eGift Cards which can be sent on demand in an email or text to the recipient.

It’s our way of saying thanks to you on the biggest shopping week of the year!

Stop by for the deal to Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, Ella Pop Café and all Harry’s Pizzeria® and Genuine Pizza® locations.  Just ask your server or stop by at your convenience.  To purchase eGift cards online, follow the gift card links on our respective restaurant websites.  You will receive promotional cards within 48 hours on links via email.  Direct links are provided below!  If you have a question about your online order contact each restaurant directly.  Thank you for holiday shopping with us!

Amara at Paraiso eGift Card
Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink eGift Card
Harry’s Pizzeria® and Genuine Pizza eGift Card (GOOD FOR ALL 5 LOCATIONS!)
Ella Pop Café eGift Card

Gift cards can not be used on the same day of purchase*

Holiday Seasoned! Make Your Party Shine with Michael Schwartz Events

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. 

Crowd, the Grill | It’s the Fourth of July!

Having people over and cooking for them is one of the joys of any holiday. When it’s all American, like Fourth of July, smoke and fire is a requisite no matter what your rig.  On a recent Sunday, Chef and wife Tamara were at the Lynx grill where the main event wasn’t even the sizzling gorgeous New Yorks.

“It’s no secret we love vegetables in this family,” Chef explains.  “We love meat too, but I think the point is when we light the grill, we do everything on it.”

It is a good point.  Think about all the pluses…  All on the grill, everything it one place. Less running around.  Just stand and tend at your leisure.  Here are some tips from Chef to maximize your time at the grill today and throughout the summer season.

  • Clean your grill and work clean — Please, so it’s not gross.  “You got to love your grill, so it loves you back!”   You don’t want to be stuck cleaning when the food is hot and ready to eat so just make sure to wipe when you are done.  You can clean when you fire up on the next session which entails basic common sense: brush, wipe, scrub and let it burn.  But honestly just do it.  Don’t neglect, or you’ll be sorry!
  • Everything on the grill, please —  It’s not just for meat.  If you’re going to light it, use it. This means the obvious and the less obvious. Grill your vegetables. Check. Cut in even thickness or just cook time them accordingly.  Grill your salad.  A sturdy lettuce like romaine or escarole can be great halved or quartered and given the grill mark treatment.  A little kiss goes a long way, so don’t go too strong or you’ll get more wilt than you want. You can even cut into fresh, crisp raw spears for added texture. Grill your condiments? Try charring leeks, spring onions or scallion to chop into one of our favorite accompaniments to meat and vegetables — salsa verde.  Michael’s base combines parsley, capers, anchovies, garlic, shallot, lemon zest, black pepper, a pinch of red pepper flakes and olive oil.

Vidalia onions love the grill thanks to high sugar content (think caramelization!) and thickly-ringed, sturdy structure.

  • Be organized —  One of Chef’s best pieces of advice when his cookbook first came out was reminding readers to read the recipe all the way through before getting started.  Similarly, when getting ready to grill, gather your mise en place.  Set everything out — using a sheet tray or baking sheet is helpful — not as heavy as a cutting board.  Make sure it’s not just food but any equipment you will need.  And bring it all out.  Less running around, more time to chill.
  • Board Sauce is a (beautiful) thing — You already know to let your meat rest.  Once you’ve cut, you have the inevitable runoff.  Vegetarians aside should 1000% chop veggies in it. Don’t waste all that flavor!

 

 

Shop Genuine Gift Cards Online, Get Free Gift Cards in Your Cart!

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TGHG Holiday Card offer explanation finalGood morning! Gifting thanks starts NOW.

To celebrate the holiday season, we’re kicking off the biggest shopping week of the year with a gift for you. From today until Cyber Monday on November 30 at 11:59 PM, purchases of The Genuine Hospitality Group Gift Card in increments of $100 exclusively online at our Genuine Shop will automatically add a free $20 card to your cart. Purchase two $100 gift cards, get two $20 cards. One $300 gift card receives three $20 cards. Any way you slice it, kick back and get a kickback. Enjoy free shipping on the deal and no coupon code necessary.

Consider it inspiration to explore all the genuine that Michael Schwartz has to offer at the following restaurants in Miami’s Design District and Coconut Grove:

MICHAEL’S GENUINE® FOOD & DRINK fresh simple pure
CYPRESS TAVERN American Grill & Cocktail Bar
HARRY’S PIZZERIA® neighborhood American pizzeria

CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING, and follow #genuineshop on social media as we explore the dishes, drinks and experiences our gift cards are good for!

Last Minute Holiday Shopping: Get ‘er Done the Genuine Way!

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Thanks to our favorite trademark attorney Mark Stein for his annual  bundle of chocolate holiday joy we look forward to receiving each year (especially Chef!!!)

Our The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurants and e-shop look forward to conveniently fulfilling all of your eleventh hour gifting needs, in this last week until the presents are opened!

Visit Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Harry’s Pizzeria, The Cypress Room and our online store at michaelsgenuine.com/shop for genuine items to make cooking, dining, and gifting easy and delicious:

The Genuine Hospitality Group Gift Card
Accepted at our three Miami Design District restaurants, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Harry’s Pizzeria, and The Cypress Room.

Hedley & Bennett Aprons new!
Available in brown and red, as worn by our servers at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami. Our aprons are built to last and handmade in Los Angeles from beginning to end using everything from American canvas, Japanese selvage denim to European linens. And they look great too!

2014 Genuine Events
Give the gift of an experience to remember.  If you enjoyed this year’s Harry’s Pizzeria event line-up, wait until you see how we are kicking off 2014 at each and everyone one of our Design District restaurants.  On sale now are Toro Pizzeria, Eating Italy in Miami, Lincoln Pizzeria, and The Gramercy Room. Your support of our events not only makes them possible but GREAT.

Genuine Cookbooks
Chef/owner Michael Schwartz’s MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat
&
Executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith’s BAKING OUT LOUD: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors

Free shipping for orders over $75!
Tax-free shipping out of state!
American Express, Visa and MasterCard accepted!
Please consult our posted holiday shipping deadlines when placing orders online!

Wishing you a very happy holiday season from all of us at The Genuine Hospitality Group (especially our e-shop elves Ellie & Kim!)

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