Michelle Bernstein to Leave the Omphoy

Categories: Food News
The end of January marks the closing of chef Michelle Bernstein's tenure at her namesake restaurant, Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy Ocean Resort in Palm Beach. Bernstein and husband partner David Martinez will continue to own and operate Sra. Martinez, Michy's, and Crumb on Parchment in Miami. The couple is also parenting a 4-month-old son.

The Omphoy has been no stranger to the news. Last summer, the hotel was rescued from bankruptcy by U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene, who bought the hotel for $42 million, after spending $23 million on his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

The source of Greene's wealth stirred controversy in that he bet against the real estate market and won an $800 million windfall in 18 months.The 57-year old has been named one of Forbes' 400 richest Americans.

Is the departure the result of differences between the hotel and Bernstein? Are Jeff Greene's "big plans" for the hotel not coming to fruition? Or is the culinary power couple consolidating their focus to Miami to allow time for parenting?

Clean Plate Charlie has calls in to Bernstein as well as to the GM at the restaurant to learn what is to become of Michelle Bernstein's as of next month. We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.

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Location Info

Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy - CLOSED

2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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If any one else is having a wedding reception at the omphoy that is effected by this change please email me at jtny10@aol.com Im curious to know what everyone is doing?My fiance and I chose this place due to the celebrity status of Michelle and have really enjoyed her creations. Now with less then 4 months we are in a corner and HIGHLY disappointed with this news.


there are scarf's, then there are Coco Chanel scarf's, there is food, then there is Michelle Bernstein's food, worked for her many, many years ago, what a pleasure!!


hey Michelle, please come to FORT LAUDERDALE!!!!!!  you would be the Queen....i mean King....!!!  Just a short drive fom Miami!!!!!

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