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THE BILTMORE’S PALME D’OR PREPARES FOR A SUMMER FILLED WITH CULINARY DELIGHTS
Hotel’s signature restaurant unveils details of its Taittinger Champagne Dinner, Fourth of July
and Bastille Day offerings, and a curated summer tasting menu
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 1, 2017) – The Biltmore Hotel’s award-winning, signature French restaurant Palme d’Or is kicking off the summer season with a variety of culinary offerings that, like the season, will leave guests wanting more. Expertly curated by Michelin starred Executive Chef Gregory Pugin, each course reinterprets classic French fare through the utilization of modern culinary techniques.
Taittinger Champagne Dinner
On June 15, Chef Pugin and the expert sommeliers of Taittinger Champagne House will collaborate on an unforgettable night of true elegance. The menu will feature five courses of Palm d’Or’s fresh, local and sustainable cuisine and will be specially paired with wines from the Taittinger’s collection.
The Taittinger’s are one of the few family-owned and operated Champagne Houses, distinguished for their extensive vineyards of 752 acres, including their prestigious Grand Cru vineyards. They have the highest-quality production that exceeds the minimum aging for all cuvées with a high percentage of estate grapes using the most environmentally-friendly techniques. They are critically acclaimed with consistently outstanding scores (90+) and have worldwide recognition among connoisseurs.
Dinner will begin promptly at 7:00p.m., and starts at $65 for Biltmore Members and $75 for non-members.
Fourth of July
Palme d’Or goes all-American this Fourth of July with a special one-night-only, three-course American gourmet tasting menu with a classic French twist. Priced at $55 per person, the delectable menu includes:
First Course Selection
Hamachi Tartar, Heart of Palm, Sesame Vinaigrette, Avocado
Caramelized Pork Belly, Kale Salad, Beets, Shallots, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Endive Salad, Scallops, Chive, Mango, Pommery Mustard Vinaigrette
Grilled Octopus, Garbanzo Salad, Chorizo, Basquaise Sauce, Panisse
Second Course Selection
Black Tiger Shrimp, Succotash, Mango Sauce
Coffee Braised Short Rib, Mashed Potatoes
Prime Beef Tenderloin, Lobster, Mac and Cheese (Supp +20)
Kobe Beef Burger, Potato Pont Neuf, Shishito Pepper
Selection of homemade gelato
Celebrating his beloved France’s Independence Day, Chef Pugin has created a menu that offers guests a taste of his childhood, while using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. The sixcourse menu, priced at $85 per person, is exclusively available on July 14, and includes:
First Course – Region Paca
La Salade de Niçoise
Second Course – L’ Alsace
La Tarte Flambée
Third Course – La Bretagne
Le Turbot, Sauce Bariguole
Fourth Course – La Bourgogne
La Queque de Beuf en Parmentier Façon Bourguignone
Fifth Course – La Franche Comté
Le Comté sa Salade d’Endive
Sixth Course – Le Pays Basque
Gateau Basque á la Cerise, Glace Izara
Biltmore Summer Tasting Menu
This season, Biltmore Members will also get the opportunity to discover the unique sensory and culinary experience of Palme d’Or at a special price every Tuesday and Wednesday. Each week, Chef Pugin will unveil a very special four-course tasting menu priced at $52 for Biltmore Members and $65 for non-members.
Born and raised in the southwest region of France, Chef Pugin quickly realized his passion for cooking at an early age and began studying under some of the greatest master chefs in France. In 2002, acclaimed Chef Joel Robuchon asked Pugin to assist in opening eight restaurants around the world, including locations in Paris, Monaco, and Tokyo. After opening L’Atelier Joel Robuchon in New York City, Pugin remained at the restaurant as Executive Sous Chef for two years. He also served as Executive Chef at Veritas in New York and Le Cirque in the Bellagio, before joining the Biltmore’s Palme d’Or in 2013.
For more information on The Biltmore Hotel and Palme d’Or, please visit www.biltmorehotel.com or call (855) 311-6903.
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About The Biltmore Hotel:
Graced with effortless beauty and sophistication, The Biltmore Hotel is a national historic landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area with close proximity to Miami Beach and downtown Miami. The 273-room resort resembles classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architectural influences spread over 150-acres of tropical landscape. A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71 par championship golf course, tennis courts, the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the United States with private cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center. The hotel’s dining destinations include the award winning Palme d’Or, recognized by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade and the 19th Hole Golf restaurant. The hotel also recently unveiled its culinary academy offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore is one of South Florida’s preferred sites for leisure and business travel, high-level corporate briefings, public policy conferences, and an extraordinary wedding destination. The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.BiltmoreHotel.com or call (800) 727-1926.