Chef Philippe Ruiz says goodbye to the Biltmore Hotel’s Palme d’Or

 

Chef Philippe Ruiz says goodbye to the Biltmore Hotel’s Palme d’Or

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Victoria Pesce Elliott

“It’s time to move on,” says Philippe Ruiz, Miami’s most acclaimed French chef. Saturday is his last official day after 13 years at the Biltmore Hotel’s Palme d’Or, where he garnered a rare four-star rating from The Miami Herald and the top food ranking in the South Florida Zagat guide. Ruiz’s next project: An as-yet unnamed Brickell restaurant backed by investors in downtown hot spot  Zuma. He will also continue as a consultant for the Biltmore, and two au revoir events give fans more chances to taste his cooking at the historic Coral Gables hotel: a Charles Krug wine dinner with winemaker Peter Mondavi at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and a white truffle dinner at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Cost of each five-course feast is $150 including wine. Reserve at 305-913-3201 or www.thecellarclub.com

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