Sundown Grillout | Genuine Summer Series Spotlight

Yesterday we announced our first ever summer series with the Miami Design District, with a line up of events reimagining classic outdoor summer pastimes.  Now it’s time to grill down the details of our kickoff event.  June 10’s outdoor feast is like a greatest hits of Chef Michael’s favorites, featuring a menu of cookbook classics and then some more off Lynx Grills (and rotisseries, a pizza oven and flattop “asado” grill!)  Because it’s summer, pairings by Wines of Germany with special attention to Riesling are in order, the perfect bright complement to a fiery feast of smokey, genuine flavors.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour from 6-7PM with passed bites followed by a three-course seated dinner at farm-style tables in breezy Palm Court. The evening will feature live music from Marcus Grant “Mutes & Roots” Jazz Trio.

  • Passed Bites
    Crispy Shortrib  romesco, duchilly hazelnuts
    Slow Roasted Pork Pizza  fig, grilled onion, fontina, arugula
    Wood-Grilled Florida Shrimp  dill aioli
    Ricotta Crostini  apricot thyme jam
    Local Fish Ceviche
    Classic Deviled Eggs
    Paired with 2014 Blue Fish Original Dry Riesling, Pfalz
  • First
    Florida Mangos  torn herbs, bean sprouts, peanuts, nuoc cham vinaigrette, fried onions
    Paired with 2013 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Second
    Rotisserie Leg of Lamb served family-style   new potatoes, preserved meyer lemon, salsa verde, watercress
    Merguez lamb sausage
    Pickled red onions
    Cucumbers & yogurt
    Paired with 2012 August Kesseler “N” Pinot Noir, Rheingau
  • Dessert
    Grilled Peaches with crème fraiche, Florida honey, pistachios, and thyme.  Paired with NV Dr. L Sparkling Riesling, Mosel

Log_intern_WoG_4cPurchase your Sundown Grillout tickets here and visit the series home at michaelsgenuine.com/summerseries for the full line up and tickets, including season pass to all three events at a discounted price. Follow along at #genuinesummerseries.

 

Miami Design District x Genuine Summer Series | 3 Months, 3 Events, 3 Genuine Ways to Play in Palm Court

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Friday Night Lights: Palm Court shines with three special events that will have you warming up to the season.

Welcome to our celebration of summer in the neighborhood.  The Miami Design District and Chef Michael Schwartz present a Genuine Summer Series, welcoming an exciting line up of events to Palm Court with food from Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, presented by Lynx Grills and Wines of Germany.  Tickets are now available to all events, including discounted bundle of three, at the links below:

Season Pass [PURCHASE] 
A bundled package for all three events at a discounted price of $200 ( 15% off regular price).  Guests who purchase this ticket will automatically be added to each event guest list for check-in at the door.

WOG_SummerofRiesling_LogoSundown Grillout [PURCHASE]
Friday, June 10  from  6-9pm 
$85, plus tax and gratuity
– An outdoor feast off the grill in Palm Court featuring pairings by the Wines of Germany to highlight one of our favorite annual rituals… Summer of Riesling!
– Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with passed bites and sekt Riesling, followed by a 3-course seated dinner at farm-style tables under the palms.
– Chefs will put the meal out from cooking stations including rotisserie grills, asado flattop and pizza oven.
– Live music from Marcus Grant “Mutes & Roots” Jazz Trio.

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

– ricotta crostini – apricot thyme jam
– crispy shortrib – romesco, duchilly hazelnuts
– slow roasted pork pizza – fig, grilled onion, fontina, arugula
– wood-grilled florida shrimp – dill aioli
– local fish ceviche
– classic deviled eggs

2014 Blue Fish Original Dry Riesling, Pfalz

FIRST
Florida Mangos
torn herbs, bean sprouts, peanuts, nuoc cham vinaigrette, fried onions

2013 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett, Mosel

SECOND, served family style
Rotisserie Leg of Lamb
new potatoes, preserved meyer lemon, salsa verde, watercress
and served with merguez lamb sausage, pickled red onions, cucumbers, yogurt

2012 August Kesseler “N” Pinot Noir, Rheingau

DESSERT
Grilled Peaches
crème fraiche, florida honey, pistachios, thyme

NV Dr. L Sparkling Riesling, Mosel

OMG! LOGOOMG! Picnic & a Movie [PURCHASE]
Friday, July 8 from 6-9pm
$65, plus tax
– A next level outdoor dining and screening experience in the Miami Design District by the folks who brought you OMG! Dinner and a Movie, O Cinema and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
– 3 MGFD food stations serving housemade pita bread with hummus, marinated vegetables, Israeli salad and tabouleh; kefte sandwiches with yogurt sauce and cilantro on a potato bun; and chicken & grilled vegetable kebabs with parsley sauce and pickled onions
– Packaged movie snack of Israeli-Spiced Popcorn to satisfy your sweet and salty theater cravings
– Beverage concession with MGFD special bottled cocktail, rosé, beer, water
– Movie beginning at sundown

Genuine Beer Court [PURCHASE]
Friday, August 12 from 6-9pm
$55, plus tax
– Our favorite local breweries pour brews befitting the season at the first ever beer court in the Miami Design District
– 3 MGFD food stations including sausage & onion hoagie with dijon mustard & sauerkraut; broccoli rabe pizza with chiles & garlic; mini burgers with secret sauce, shredded lettuce, extra cheese!
– Housemade chex mix
– Lawn games and giveaways

All menus are subject to change.

Announcing Harry’s Chef Pop Up No. 24 | 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chef Matt McCallister

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It’s Miami Baby! And good things happen under The Cypress Room’s overpass when Riesling is involved… Here, the Riesling Road Trip made its first stop complete with mobile bar  in a modified shipping container.

Another month or so has passed and another enchanted evening was upon us last night, this time at The Cypress Room with our second special guest after February’s wondrous visit from the Gramercy crew.  We welcomed Wines of Germany’s Riesling Road Trip and the Overlord of all Overlords since he presides over this wondrous realm in which sugar and acid hang in delicate balance. I write of  our friend, James Beard Award Winning Wine Director Paul Grieco, who along with delicious partner Marco Canora, share their passion for creative wines finished with context at their beloved Hearth restaurant and Terroir wine bars in New York City.  Eric Larkee always says that wine is the last ingredient of a dish.  I’ll add that a great story is the last ingredient of a wine.  And my oh my does Paul have some stories. And we learned so too does Berlin-based Riesling expert Stuart Pigott, like how pea soup is typical of German cuisine of the Rheingau, where 2012 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Feinherb, Gelblack calls home.  So fitting as the pairing for CHILLED PEA SOUP — CRAB AND SORREL, the second of many standout dishes from chef de cuisine Roel Alcudia and Hedy Goldsmith.  See how the Riesling went down, and to such a sweet crescendo indeed, with our Flickr album of 96 priceless pictures.

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