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It is love at first bite as chef Michael Schwartz makes Miami’s most iconic sandwich open-faced with his limited time only, Versailles Cubano Pizza. Featuring the legendary Versailles roasted pork and glazed ham, bread and butter pickles, mustard sauce, fontina and gruyère cheeses, and a Versailles croqueta, the special collaborative pie runs from Monday, January 14 until Thursday, February 14 at the James Beard Award winner’s casual pizza restaurant, Harry's Pizzeria, in the Miami Design District.

“I’ve been a fan of Versailles since moving to Miami in the early ‘90s and as a chef I have a keen appreciation for the Valls family’s commitment to keeping it simple, doing things right, and bringing the community together,” Schwartz says. “We love to get creative with toppings combinations on our pizzas, and taking this one for a spin is a long time coming! We are so grateful to everyone at Versailles for not only entrusting us with these unique ingredients, but their genuine enthusiasm in having fun with the formula. We think the result tastes pretty great and something we can all gather around and share – if there’s any left!”

Since 1971 the original Calle Ocho location of Versailles, arguably the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant, has been a cornerstone of Little Havana and a community gathering place for conversation whether over a cafecito or its famous Cuban sandwich, “El Cubano.” Almost 50 years later, this culinary icon has achieved global recognition as a symbol of Miami’s diverse cultural identity and the unique food traditions that have developed as a result.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Harry’s Pizzeria and Genuine Pizza on this fun and delicious collaboration,” says Versailles owner Nicole Valls. “Our family is a huge admirer of Chef Schwartz and all he has done for the Miami food scene, and we are excited to have everyone taste this new spin on Miami’s iconic dish.”

Inspired by this memorable sandwich hot-pressed inside fluffy, crispy Cuban bread, Schwartz is sourcing the roast pork and glazed ham from the Versailles kitchen to honor the original recipe. With layers of mustard sauce, bread and butter pickles, and the combination of fontina and gruyère cheeses to balance melt and flavor, each pie is also topped with one of its famous, mouthwatering croquetas to break open and enjoy with each slice.

Beginning Monday, January 14 through Thursday, February 14, the Versailles Cubano Pizza will be available all day long for $16 during regular business hours for dine in, takeout and delivery at Harry’s Pizzeria.

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