Check, Please! South Florida is a weekly, half-hour series offering South Florida foodies the chance to dish about their favorite restaurants. Each week, three locals recommend their favorite restaurants. After dining anonymously and separately at each spot, they join host Michelle Bernstein in the WPBT studio to talk about their experiences from service and food to atmosphere and price. In the process, they offer viewers a vibrant picture of both the hot spots and the hidden gems of the South Florida restaurant scene.
Her sunny smile brightens up TV screens across the country; her charisma is undeniable and her cuisine sublime. Since drawing the national media spotlight in the mid 1990s and garnering a series of coveted awards, Chef Michelle Bernstein has become one of the most respected and successful chefs/restaurateurs in the nation. A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, this James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008) has dazzled diners and critics alike. With her husband and partner David Martinez, Bernstein currently owns and operates two highly successful restaurants in Miami. Michys, which opened in 2005, was dubbed one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the Country by Gourmet and Best New Restaurant 2006 by Food and Wine. Crumb on Parchment, which opened in 2011 in the Miami Design District, is a cozy caf with an extensive menu of innovative salads and soups, freshly-made sandwiches, and exquisite baked goods (including cakes handmade by Bernsteins mother, Martha). In addition to her restaurant ventures, she consults for Delta Airlines, creating tasty, healthy in-flight menus for First and Business Class Elite, is a brand ambassador for Crisco, and a member of the Macys Culinary Council and the LEAN CUISINE Culinary Roundtable. Bernstein also launched the Miami chapter of Common Threads, an after-school program dedicated to teaching underprivileged kids ages 8-11 to cook, socialize, and eat healthy one recipe at a time.
For more information, visit www.chefmichellebernstein.com.