Nothing’s as synonymous with the Miami Design District as Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (MGFD) by famed Chef Michael Schwartz. An outstandingly delicious farm-to-table menu accompanied by a gorgeously redesigned dining room and patio creates a perfect masterpiece in the heart of Miami.
With great vision, Schwartz sparked a renaissance in 2007 when he opened MGFD, awakening culinary experiences and sparking a vibrant neighborhood. Winning the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Chef was a huge accolade for Schwartz and the Miami landscape, laying the groundwork for the up-and-coming vibrant neighborhood surrounding MGFD known as Miami Design District (MDD). MDD is an eclectic, creative, and collective community of finely curated shops, museums, and dining establishments.
Schwartz is the face of Genuine Hospitality Group housing seven casual to fine dining eateries alongside a team of food loving professionals serving up happiness one dish at a time. Serving authentic Florida flavors, experience Schwartz’s culinary awakening menu at Harry’s Pizzeria, Amara at Paraíso, MGFD, or from the comfort of your home via Schwartz’s cookbooks. “Entertaining should be simple and easily executed, but not at the expense of quality or thoughtfulness” is Michael’s flare curating recipes and menus appealing to your palate. He is also involved in giving back to his community via mentoring and donating his time to various non-profits.
Be on the lookout for Schwartz’s current semi finalist nomination for the 2022 James Beard Outstanding Chef Award, we’re rooting for you Chef!