Two Local Chefs Make James Beard Semifinals
The third SoFla chef is Philippe Ruiz, top toque at Palme d'Or at Coral Gables' Biltmore hotel.
No other Broward or Palm Beach chefs-restaurants-restaurateurs made the cut, though Miami semifinalists include Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill for Best New Restaurant, Myles Chefetz of Myles Restaurant Group for Outstanding Restaurateur, Yvonne Roberts of the Biltmore for Outstanding Wine Service, and Sam Gorenstein of BLT Steak for Rising Star Chef of the Year.
The winners will be announced at the Beard Foundation awards dinner, set for May 9 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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