Welcome to Miami!
While venturing down to Cuba with my sister, I met a long-time friend in Miami for brunch and a relaxing afternoon on the white sand beaches. I have a small obsession with the great Anthony Bourdain and have been waiting patiently to dine at what he considers Miami’s best restaurant. Chef and owner, Michael Schwartz, takes pride in his unpretentious and adventurous casual menu dubbed Michael’s Genuine.
The restaurant is filled with locals and busy as can be on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Patrons sip on bloody Mary’s and Mimosas while we place our order. The three of us share a variety of small plates including the deviled eggs, kimchi Benedict (pictured above), duck confit hash, breakfast pizza, wood oven roasted double yolk egg (say that 10 times fast!), and organic maple French toast.
The kimchi Benedict includes a generous portion of crispy pork belly and a mouth-watering kimchi hollandaise. The deviled eggs are not your typical Midwestern deviled egg. Instead, they have an almost liquid center and a rich flavor I can’t quite put my finger on. The organic maple French toast with a delicate toffee topping provides a sweet ending to the perfect brunch.
Whether you’re in Miami for a layover like myself or simply enjoying the pristine beaches, I highly recommend making your way to Michael’s Genuine. On to my next Bourdain suggestion!
For more information visit http://michaelsgenuine.com/