Michael Schwartz Presents: Amara & Friends

Published On - 23 Apr, 2024

Michael Schwartz Presents: Amara & Friends is a 5-month chef series spotlighting Miami’s culinary artisans. Each month will feature a local chef shining a spotlight on their country of origin. Hosted by Michael Schwartz and Amara Executive Chef Ivan Barros, alongside co-host Marvin Tapia, this series serves up more than just exceptional cuisine — it’s a flavorful celebration of local talent, with 10% of proceeds benefiting Viernes Culturales.

Tuesday May 28

Michael Beltran – Cuba

Tuesday June 11

Diego Oka – Peru

Wednesday July 24

Pablo Zitzmann – Colombia

Tuesday August 27

Jose Mendin – Puerto Rico

Thursday September 26

Karla Hoyos – Mexico

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Monday-Friday: 12pm-11pm
Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Daily: Starting at 5pm

Monday-Friday: 12pm-4pm

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Monday-Friday: 5pm-7pm

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Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm


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“2018 Restaurant of the Year”

“While being romanced by Latin American flavors from the kitchen of Executive Chef Michael Paley, patrons will get all the right vibes from Amara’s decor.”

“Grilled Atlantic shrimp. Banana leaf-wrapped cobia.
Coconut rum cocktails.
Yeah, you’re going to be there for a while.”

“I did my daughter’s engagement lunch here yesterday and it was absolutely fabulous food service and ambience!!!”
~ Cindy A.