Philippe Ruiz

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    September 11, 2014

    Tamarina to Replace Lippi in Brickell

    The husband-and-wife team of Yona and Tunu Puri are opening Tamarina, a new restaurant-bar concept at 600 Brickell Ave., in the former Lippi space. See also: Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

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    December 12, 2013
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    December 10, 2013

    Lippi Serves Poised, Precise Fare for the Brickell Crowd

    At Lippi, you should really eat your vegetables. The handsome Brickell restaurant, perched amid shimmering Christmas trees, offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu that features $75 Dover sole and $30-per-ounce Kobe beef. But perhaps more interesting, it also proffers roasted baby carrots and turnips f ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    September 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September marks the beginning of the busy fall season. All over Miami, life renews as shops, restaurants, and hotels spiffy up for the winter season. Retooled menus, chef changes, and reworked decor are all par for the course -- as are the openings of a plethora of new and interesting restaurants. ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Lippi: Chef Philippe Ruiz Returns With New Venture on Brickell

    For those of you missing chef Philippe Ruiz's exquisite artistry, your ship is ready to come in. Ruiz, who left the Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or restaurant in December, 2011, is finally set to take over the kitchen as executive chef at Lippi, the Mediterranean restaurant that's been in the works sin ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    June 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Summer is here and that means grabbing a quick bite on the way to the beach or enjoying a meal under a large outdoor umbrella. June brought us the much-anticipated HuaHua's Taqueria, a fast/casual restaurant featuring a wide array of tacos, Mexican beers, and Margaritas in a dog and people-friendly ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Best Chefs in America: A Peer Review For Chefs Names Miami's Finest Toques

    There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    February 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The second month of the new year saw some activity as restaurants clamored to open to take advantage of the large crowds of foodies who traveled to Miami and Miami Beach from California, New York, and even Broward County to drink in their fill of good wine and celebrity sightings at the South Beach ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    September 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September is a transitional month for Miami. It's the time when tropical storms and hurricanes tend to be their most active (though we had one scare it luckily turned out to be a non-event), snow birds are still up north, and many folks (especially those in the biz) take a break or a quickie vacatio ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, July 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, June 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings May, 2012And so it came to pass that in the month of June, in the year of 2012, The Bazaar by José Andrés finally opened in the SLS Hotel South Beach. And with it, the also-heralded (if less so) Katsuya by Starck.After numerous permit delays, Macchialina Ta ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings, April 2012

    The return of Kevin Cory's incredible Naoe and the debut of Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing were the most notable local openings in April. China Grill's shuttering in South Beach was the big closure (although it will reopen in Brickell). Other than that, our list of exciting establishments ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Barrel Wine Cantine Opens Today In Midtown

    Barrel Wine Cantine is not the latest pop-up restaurant, although it did seemingly pop up overnight in the former W Wine Bistro space at 3622 NE Second Avenue (right on the cusp between midtown and the Design District). Yet while it is true that Victor Passalacqua has not been involved with the spac ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    11-Year-Old Chef at Wine & Spirits Expo: An Interview

    ​Alexandre Passalacqua will be leading a "Cooking With and For Kids" demo this coming Sunday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in the Miami Beach Convention Center. The event is part of Blazing Kitchen, an ongoing interactive series of culinary demonstrations, seminars, and tastings within the second annual ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Peter Mondavi Jr. at Biltmore Wine Dinner

    ​​Don't mourn Philippe Ruiz's departure from the Biltmore just yet; it seems he's got a few surprises still in store, like a much ballyhooed Mondavi wine dinner at Palme d'Or next Tuesday, January 17. And guess who's gonna be in town talking about the heavenly liquid that makes us all swoon? Nap ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Philippe Ruiz Has Left the Biltmore and Palme d'Or

    Ruiz leaves. One of Miami's top chefs is leaving one of the town's best restaurants.The higher-ups at the Biltmore had no choice but to bid farewell to chef de cuisine Philippe Ruiz -- a Chevalier de l'Ordre Du Mérite Agricole, two-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef in the South, and arguably o ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    November 4, 2011

    When Great Chefs Flop: Bloise, Hales, Ruiz, and Others Name Menu Hits & Misses

    Photo by Jackie SayetChocolate soup is a big hit at Charlotte Bistro.​A restaurant menu is the blueprint for a chef's imagination, a compilation of creations assembled with the hope that ingredients and descriptions will prove popular with diners. Regardless of the type of restaurant -- from hot d ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Miami's Harper's List of Weird Numbers: From Andalus to McNuggets

    Photo by Jacob Katel13 is Philippe Ruiz' number​30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Is New Breeding Ground for Talented Cooks

    Photo by Jackie Sayet​The Miami Culinary Institute, the culinary arts school of Miami Dade College, celebrated the opening of its 34,000-square-foot green building April 14. The school, which took its first group of students in January, will try to change culinary education by training students to ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    12 Most Memorable Bites of 2010

    Lee KleinBuena Vista Deli's Quiche​I can't say with certainty that these are the best meals I had over the past year -- I'm probably forgetting a taco grabbed on the road to Homestead or something. But these 12 dishes somehow seared themselves most upon my memory, which is what a great plate of fo ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 19, 2010

    The Rest of the Thanksgiving Restaurant Specials

    A slew of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving Day specials, and we've sorted through them for you. This means a studious scrutiny of the menus as they relate to value and overall allure (listed prices do not include tax or tip).We have no idea how these meals will actually taste, although there is ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Five Miami Chefs Who Have Stayed Loyal To Their Patrons

    Jacob KatelPhilippe Ruiz -- He still works it.​There was a time when people became chefs because they loved to cook, and the only famous American chef went by the name of Boy-Ar-Dee. Nowadays those entering the profession not only love food and cooking, they also love, to an equal extent, fame, mo ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Short Order Awards 2010 Nominees Are In... Vote Now!

    ​Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Ten Things Dewey LoSasso Needs to Know Before Visiting The James Beard House

    Chef Dewey LoSasso​We got word that Forge chef and former North 110 owner Dewey LoSasso will be doing his thing at the James Beard House on October 30 for the first time, so we thought we could share some tips we learned from our visit there with Biltmore's Philippe Ruiz a few months ago:

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    August 3, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? Final Menus

    Lee KleinSugarcane's El Topo is not on the Spice menu​Today brings the last installment of our Deal/No Deal series; a few dozen restaurants still haven't linked menus with the Miami Spice website. In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), five (Coral Gables), six (Coconut Grov ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Miami Chefs Attend Club Med Wine & Food Fest

    Photo by Riki AltmanChefs in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for Club Med's 2010 Wine & Food Festival.​Club Med, the all-inclusive vacation concept company with its North American headquarters in Miami, has hosted an annual culinary event for years, but it was always kept on the down low.  ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Seared Mediterranean Wild Striped Bass at Palme d'Or

    ​As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to

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    March 22, 2010

    Michael Schwartz, Zach Bell in James Beard Final Nominees List

    Photo via​Chefs Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Zach Bell of Café Boulud in Palm Beach were the only Florida chefs to move onto the James Beard Awards nominees short list.While 11 chefs from Florida -- four from South Florida -- were named among the semif ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Handicapping the James Beard Awards

    Consider it March Madness for gastronomic geeks: This Monday, March 22 the esteemed semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards 2010 will be whittled down to the even more esteemed finalists. In the combined spirit of great cooking and great bookies, we are offering the betting odds for who wil ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    James Beard Awards 2010 - Semifinalists Announced

    And the local nominees are:Best Restaurateur - Myles Chefetz, Myles Restaurant Group, Miami Beach, FLRising Star Chef of the Year - Sam Gorenstein, BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

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    February 18, 2010

    Sam Gorenstein, Hedy Goldsmith and Eos James Beard 2010 Award Semifinalists

    Photo by Jacob KatelBLT Steak's Sam Gorenstein is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year.​In anticipation of the nominees set to be announced March 22 in New Orleans, the James Beard Foundation has revealed the 2010 semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards -- and Miami is definite ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 21, 2009

    Palme d'Or at The Biltmore, Miami, Kitchen Pictures, Behind The Line

     Jacob KatelChef Philippe Ruiz plates a Marinated Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna - Hawaiian heart of palm, lemon cream, Osetra Caviar.​The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is a designated National Historic Landmark. It was built in 1926 by John McEntee Bowman and George Merrick as part of a grand hotel c ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Dinner in Paradise 2010 Schedule

    Jacob KatelA lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.​Dinner in Paradise is a celebration of gourmet farm dining and was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms and chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.The $165.50 cost of each dinner (there will ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Palme d'Or Sweeps Zagat 2010

    Courtesy of Zagat​The Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or swept the Top Food, Decor and Service honors in this year's just released Zagat 2010 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants guidebook ($14.95). That's the Triple Crown baby -- and a well-deserved accolade. We like the way chef Philippe Ruiz cooks too.Hakkas ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    The Biltmore's Palme d'Or soars

    The setting is ancient, but the cuisine is firmly anchored in the here and now — and, wow, is it good.

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    June 8, 2009

    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Chefs

    (New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon.)   Best ChefsCindy Hutson and Doug RodriguezPast honorees of this lifetime achievement-type award ... More >>

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    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Philippe Ruiz

    Biltmore Hotel

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    September 27, 2007
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    September 27, 2007
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    November 3, 2005
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    November 25, 2004
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    January 15, 2004

    Last Bites

    So long, Miami -- Lee Klein goes north to Broward

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    September 25, 2003

    Tapping into Tapas

    Tapas, er wait, miniature cuisine is taking hold in the biggest of kitchens

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    May 11, 2000
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    December 23, 1999

    Reach for the Stars

    La Palme d'Or

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