So, us Jew’s don’t have a whole lot of options when it comes to restaurants on Christmas Eve/Christmas. I find it to be an annual nuisance calling every restaurant in the vicinity of where we may be at the point in time, crossing our fingers somewhere good will be open. Having just bought a new home in Miami, our trips to the hot spot will be more frequent, therefore, more posts and food write-ups will be on the way….
My Uncle Bruce, who’s a well-known gay guy here in Miami, knows the scoop on the top places in South Beach. One of his picks was an unknown restaurant in the Design District called “Michael’s Genuine” for anyone who knows pretty much anything about hot new restaurants, it’s literally become the “it” spot. So long story short? We began taking his advice more seriously… He recommended we try “Michy’s” – a mix of Spanish/ Mediterranean food; a rather odd combo if you ask me, but you didn’t so I’ll go on.
Owned by Michelle Bernstein (a native of Miami Beach) and her husband, Andrew Friedman– this restaurant’s location may not be the most ideal (located off the highway) but it sure delivers in regards to the food.
The look of the restaurant was 100% shabby chic, from the white polyester floral chairs to the fixtures, there was definitely a vibe to the place. In regards to the menu, it was pre-set, seeing as that it was Christmas Eve. Although we only had three options for appetizer, entree, and dessert we all left satisfied and eager to try her new restaurant in Miami, Seniora Martinez. For an appetizer, we had the Chestnut Soup with bacon and mushrooms, and the Citrus Salad. Both of which are amazing. For dinner we had the Roast Chicken and Chestnut stuffing, Prime Rib with fingerling potatoes, and the Vegetable Lasagna. The final and most memorable part of the dinner had to be the desserts. Although the almond cake, and the grapefruit mousse were delicious, the famous Bread Pudding was UNREAL.
I was so impressed that I bought the chef’s cookbook and had her sign it too.
If you’re in the area, most definitely check out Michy’s, 6927 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138.