Chef and Restaurateur Michael Schwartz began his career in Philadelphia, and earned his culinary chops in kitchens from Los Angeles to New York City, until settling in Miami in the early 1990s. An icon of the South Florida culinary scene, he is the owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group, which first opened in 2007 and now encompasses fine dining establishments in Florida, Georgia and Ohio. Honoured with the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2010, Chef Schwartz is commitment to community and responsible sourcing. His style combines a laid-back, bistro atmosphere and straightforward food emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.
A classic revisited, for Krug x Onion he created Sweet Onion Empanadas. "It is our reinterpretation of the Chilean "Pequenes".
The main component of the filling is caramelized onions served in a baked crust made with flour and embellished with soft queso fresco and our house-made chimi spice. Garnished with paprika-tajin aioli, it will pair amazingly with the complexity and freshness of Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition.”