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.

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.


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.