Michelle Bernstein

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    November 25, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape and Crown Room at Thompson Miami Beach Now Open

    The Thompson Miami Beach may have officially opened this past Friday, but its restaurants and bars were closed to the public until yesterday. Finally, people longing for Michelle Bernstein's cuisine or a cocktail crafted by Julio Cabrera can do so with the opening of Seagrape restaurant, the Crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Jorge Padrón Wins Peoples Choice Award at Swine & Wine

    At an event titled Swine & Wine, you'd expect plenty of pork fat and rivers of alcohol flowing. This was most certainly the case last night at the Goya-sponsored, Michelle Bernstein-hosted event at the Biltmore Hotel. The porcine-centric evening brought some of the best chefs from all around the c ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Miami Chefs at SOBEWFF Provide a Taste of the City

    When food enthusiasts from around the world descend on Miami Beach for the SOBEWFF festivities, it would be a shame not to partake in the events of local chefs. When in Miami, eat and learn from the locals. Hedy Goldsmith, Sam Gorenstein, Antonio Bachour, and Michelle Bernstein will all showcase the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Steve Martorano, Makoto, Michelle Bernstein at Epicure's Cooking on the Courts Fundraiser

    This past weekend, Jason and Diana Starkman opened their Bay Harbor home to 60 guests for a dinner party. Jason Starkman is owner of Epicure Gourmet Markets and Jerry's Famous Deli. But it wasn't just any dinner party. The $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida -- titl ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Swine & Wine: Pork and Booze, Come Rain or Shine (Photos)

    On Sunday evening in the courtyard of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, there were more than 19 stations serving caja china roast pork, mojitos, and wine. A live band took the stage, and songs such as Rosario's "Meneito" filled the air. As the night wore on, a light drizzle fell upon SoBeWFF's Sw ... More >>

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    February 24, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Women Rule Delta Diamond Dishes

    Look, we're not sports experts (unless you consider competitive eating a sport), but we will tell you that there's a frisson of electricity that runs through you when you step onto a major league baseball diamond. And that's what happened at last evening's South Beach Wine & Food Festival Diamon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Michelle Bernstein Creates Wine & Food-Inspired Havaianas

    Truth be told, you live, breath and sleep food -- so why not wear it, too? We're not talking Lady Gaga meat-suit or Katy Perry lollipop bra. Instead, you can now rock flip flops made for foodies. Miami celeb chef Michelle Bernstein has created a series of custom pins for what are arguably the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Orchid's Preview Ruined After Power Failure. Refunds Available.

    Last night's preview of Orchid, Where Desire Blooms, was rudely interrupted by a transformer failure. According to a night watchman close to the problem area, "A little after 6:30 p.m., I heard the explosion, then all the lights went out east of NE Second Avenue south of NE 41st Street. I came out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Cochon 555 Miami at Four Seasons Hotel: A Pignificant Way to Celebrate Pork

    ​We didn't know what to expect from Cochon 555 -- a national, pig-centric culinary event that made its way to Miami for the first time this past weekend at the Four Seasons. We knew that five chefs would be playing with pig parts from five heritage breed animals, but we had no idea how long they h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Diamond Dishes Event is a Home Run (Photos)

    ​The Miami Marlins new ballpark was the venue for what had to have been the most striking (pun intended) event of the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.The moment guests stepped out of the elevator onto the field level Diamond Club area for cocktails and appetizers, cameras flashed and jaw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Tonight: Timon Balloo Cooks a Five-Course Meal at His Own Banquet

    Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill's Chef Timon Balloo will be honored this evening at his alma mater, Johnson & Wales University North Miami, and they'll hold a dinner to recognize him as the school's Distinguished Visiting Chef. The cost is $85 and proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in the university ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Common Threads World Festival (Photos of Big Names!)

    All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.​Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Crumb on Parchment: Oh, Those Savory Scones (Recipe)

    Lesley ElliottBacon, date, and blue cheese scones​Michelle Bernstein was kind enough to post her recipe for Crumb on Parchment's cherry-vanilla scones on Tasting Table. If you haven't had the pleasure, the scones are oversize and somehow both dense and fluffy. It's quite an achievement. The scone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go Will Bring Michelle Bernstein's Summer Favorites to BTTR

    ​Everyone's getting in on the food truck action. Even Macy's is taking the popularity of the mobile meal and using the talents of famous chefs to market to the good old U.S.A. Miami is the first stop on the national Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go food truck tour, which will be showcasing Macy's Culinary Cou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011
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    June 16, 2011
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    May 5, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    Five Best Croquetas in Miami

    via jlastras​At the risk of exposing my bad-Catholic tendencies, I'll admit that as a kid, I looked forward to Lent. All the Cuban restaurants in my neighborhood would roll out special seafood menus, and the coffee windows would beckon with extra shelves of bacalaitos, malanga fritters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Mystery Solved (Sort Of), Cinco Coming, and The Chew on TV

    We found out the mystery café that had it's soft opening earlier this week will be called Crumb on Parchment. Michelle Bernstein's momma is making the baked goods. Stay tuned for an interview with her soon.Coral Gables is getting a new eatery: Cinco. Cinco is due--wait for it--on May 5 (uh, yeah, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Midtown Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Coming to midtown...​As Waylon Jennings might have put it, we were looking for Miami's up-and-coming dining scene in all the wrong places. Like, for instance, the Design District. When Michael's Genuine Food & Drink took off, followed by Fratelli Lyon, Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez, and J ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    Miami Chefs Return from NoLa Ready to Support

    Photo by Pete Souza/White House​Five months after the Deepwater Horizon spilled more than 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans economy is still hurting. Three locals toques, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, and Peter Vauthy, recently visited re-opened waters, spent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Chef Michelle Bernstein Schools the Lunch Ladies of North Miami Senior High

    John ZurChef Michelle Bernstein showing.​On Friday, local chefs Michelle Bernstein, Kris Wessel, and Ken Lyon simultaneously ran workshops in three high schools to introduce their partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Short Order followed Bernstein to North Miami Senior High, where sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Hot Plates: Josh Del Valle at Sra. Martinez

    Photo By Danielle Alvarez​Josh Del Valle is fresh from the big city. The line cook made the move from NYC to Miami just four months ago to rub shoulders with Michelle Bernstein. He has a boyish charm and culinary finesse. But before attending The French Culinary Institute, the 27-year-old mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Five Best Gourmet Foods in a Hurricane

    The weather stinks today. Almost a hurricane. Who said just because the power is out you need to scrimp? In the event of a hurricane-caused power outage, one can only eat so much tuna or canned beans. And we don't even want to bother trying cheeseburgers, sandwiches, (AKA candwiches), or whole chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein's Check, Please! Season 3 Premieres

    via Check, Please! on FacebookEpisode 303: Doc Arrue, Michael Mayo, Michelle Berstein, and Mia McDonald.​We might have to get a TV.Michelle Bernstein's awesome, public television restaurant review show, Check, Please!, premiered January 18.They haven't started streaming the episodes online yet, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Sneak Review of The Sneaky Year In Review

    An exceedingly short clip from next weeks' Cafe review, which will be an overview of Miami dining, 2009:Michelle Bernstein added the Omphoy in Palm Beach, Doug Rodriguez doubled his pleasure with D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor, and Jonathan Eismann quadrupled his on the western fringe of the D ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Whole Foods Hosts a Flood of South Florida Chefs for Demos Across the State

    Via wikimedia commonsCooking demos to flood Whole Foods Florida.​Have you ever messed up cooking ramen noodles? If you answered yes, like we did, you could probably use some professional help of the cooking variety.Give thanks for South Florida's bounty of highly touted, greatly revered, very expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    And Sra. Martinez, Too

    I reported yesterday that Area 31 was named as one of Esquire Magazine's Top 20 New Restaurants of 2009. Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez also made the list. On the one hand, I apologize for missing that. On the other hand, the woman gets more than enough press. One more acknowledgement: Kaitlin Y ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    All You Can Eat Fried Chicken Every Wednesday at Michy's in Miami

    Jacob KatelMichy's fried chicken and sides.​Why did the chicken cross Biscayne? To take a hot bath at Michy's, in bubbling oil. Fried is to chicken as cold is to beer. If chicken was the first female president she would be called Aberhen Lincoln. Think out of the bawks. What came first the chicken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Bernstein, Eismann, and Johnny V Forsake Helpless Animals

    A few years ago I wrote a feature in New Times called Foie Wars, in which a dozen local chefs offered their views on the bloated liver controversy. I bring this up not to revisit the debate, but rather as a cheesy way to recycle a past article for self-promotional reasons. And also because I thought ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Michy's Launches Summer Wine Series, Updates Menu

    TwitterBoiling it down on the Twittermonster... you go girl!Michelle Bernstein knows not to mess with a good thing.  But it's nice to see that a busy bee who juggles ownership of three restaurants, her own TV show, a consultancy with Delta, and a leadership role with nonprofit Common Threads is ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Miami Chefs Offer Their Takes On "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"

    Foodnetwork.comOur turn!Giada, Guy, Bobby and friends are sounding off on the favorite things they've eaten -- EVER, EVER -- on a new Food Network special called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate."  This week's episodes are about fried food and BBQ.  So it got us thinking...  What unmatched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Patrick Bachelier, a Gary's Seafood Salesman, Talks High Quality Fish Product

    image via cold Patrick Bachelier sells fresh, high quality seafood and specialty products to some of the finest, quality minded chefs in South Florida, like Michelle Bernstein. He is the tri-county and Caribbean salesman for Gary's Seafood, an Orlando company that has been ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009

    Michy's Queen Scores with Sra. Martinez

    She sells tapas in the Design District.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Michy's Robbed - Jacked 4 Wine & Dinero

    Short Order has obtained police reports for a robbery occurring on December 11th, 2008 at Michy's, a high profile  restaurant headed by one of America's top chefs, Michelle Bernstein. Michy's is located on 69th and Biscayne, just a few years ago that was the intersection of Crackwhore and Carja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Bernstein at the Omphoy?

    Teaching an old town new tricks? It looks like the island of Palm Beach is going to try to shake its image as the most boring resort city on the planet. I don't know what happened -- when I was a teenager the island was fun: We actually had a couple of good jazz clubs and nobody ever bothered to ch ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 13, 2006

    Foie Wars

    Force-feeding amounts to either animal farming or grotesque torture, but do our chefs give a duck?

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    June 22, 2006

    The Skinny on Social

    Darn good food that’s darn good for you

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Never, or Then?

    The chief cuts loose, Michys opens, Carmel Ophir and La Gata rock on

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003

    Michelle Bernstein

    Personal Best

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    November 15, 2001

    Miamian Beauty

    Naked breasts and rose petals in the name of WTC relief

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    November 1, 2001

    Who's Cooking?

    Expendable chefs are the order of the day

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    May 17, 2001
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    February 22, 2001

    Side Dish

    Gossip for foodies

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    February 8, 2001
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