Michael Schwartz has a lot on his plate.While the paint has barely dried on his new Design District restaurant, the Cypress Room, the chef and restaurateur is working on finalizing his place at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and is planning an eatery at the new SLS Hotel in Brickell, schedule ... More >>
Ever get home and regret eating that gas-station hot dog earlier in the day? You got nothing on Norman Mosch. Or maybe you have a friend who always talks you into doing stuff you inevitably question later, like that extra shot of Patrón at LIV? Norman Mosch scoffs at your woe.Police say Mosch, 65, ... More >>
Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>
Michael Schwartz is not a white-tablecloth kind of restaurateur. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, his flagship place, uses placemats. Harry's Pizzeria, a neighborhood pizza shop, has bare tables.
But his fourth restaurant (his third is an outpost of Michael's Genuine in Grand Cayman) has many white ... More >>
At first maybe we thought Anthony Bourdain hired a new publicist....or got stronger meds because we haven't heard much "bad boy" stuff coming from the author/television host/chef.Instead of the usual snark, bile, and teeth, the new year brought a new Bourdain complete with live-tweeting an episode o ... More >>
Cindy Hutson, chef and co-owner of Coral Gables mainstay Ortanique on the Mile, has been hired by the Dunmore Resort at Harbour Isles in the Bahamas to revamp the restaurant's menu and in-room service.
Dunmore owner Gil Besing, who bought and revamped the property in 2010, discovered Hutson via a G ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>
Photo by Ben FinkMichael Schwartz to take over F&B operations at the Raleigh Hotel.The Raleigh Hotel has confirmed that Michael Schwartz is on board to create a new restaurant concept for the iconic South Beach hotel.In addition, Schwartz will oversee all food and beverage operations at the p ... More >>
Courtesy of Michael's GenuineIt was only a matter of time, right? Michael Schwartz will follow up his two Michael's Genuine Food & Drink locations in Miami and Grand Cayman with Harry's Pizzeria, a "casual neighborhood joint featuring the chef/restaurateur's fresh, simple, pure, and local foo ... More >>
Chef Josh Becker working beachside at the DiLido.At 28 years old, chef Josh Becker is riding high. He's behind the burner at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club, where he serves meals in a gorgeous beachside setting, and his cuisine is being featured in Lufthans ... More >>
via Niehoff Marketing Associates4 oz. rum cake with berriesRecently, a friend delivered a six-pack of 4oz. Tortuga
rum cakes ($66.95 for 2-six packs shipped to the U.S.) from Nassau, Bahamas. They came in an ornate, hexagon-shaped box vacuum-sealed to lock in freshness. I first smelled rum and th ... More >>
Shamefully there's only one bookstore within City of Miami limits, and that's in Coconut Grove. Which isn't exactly centrally located. Finally, local, independent book chain Books & Books is opening a window to the literally world in the urban core of the city with a small location set to ope ... More >>
File under "So Near And Yet So Far"...Ortanique opened in Grand Cayman last week, joining Michael's Genuine Food & Drink as well as Eric Ripert's Blue (in the Ritz-Carlton). Executive chef is Sara Mair, a Caribbean native best known as a contestant on Top Chef: Miami, but who was also chef ... More >>
Michael Schwartz will be hosting a foodie cruise onboard the Freedom of the Seas in early January. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is offering a special gourmet series aboard its Freedom of the Seas with some of the top chefs in the country. Guests will participate in a cocktail reception with a cele ... More >>
If you have your pointer finger on the pulse of the global food community and its star chefs, you would know this past weekend was the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman's second annual Cayman Cookout. We're speaking of the island rendezvous of illustrious professional cooks including Jose Andrés, Da ... More >>
Jackie SayetTaikun is an ancient Japanese
term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>
Can't afford/don't want to spend a few hundred dollars to get Ship Rocked? That's understandable, but no excuse to eschew your responsibility as an American to support heavy metal. Queensryche is touring all summer and has announced a date at Revolution just before heading off to Grand Caym ... More >>
Looking to go on a music cruise but can't stand the sight of hippies? Well the Jam Cruise is out of the question, but Shiprocked could be right up your alley. Departing on Sunday, November 15, Shiprocked will head to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman before returning to Port Everglades ... More >>