Branlard, waving goodbye to Central Florida, heads for Miami’s Fountainbleu

Laurent Branlard, the award-successful pastry chef, is leaving the Lake Nona Wave hotel just months immediately after its opening to get the pastry chef posture at the Fountainbleu Miami Beach.

Branlard is the only individual to win the Earth Pastry Group Championship level of competition 2 times, in 2002 and again in 2008. He stated Monday that he experienced been recruited by a headhunter to transfer to the fabled Miami hotel. He’ll be leaving Florida’s most recent resort for 1 of its more mature

Just past 7 days, we reviewed Bacán, the signature cafe at the Wave and singled out Branlard’s dessert as one particular of lots of hight details.

Prior to joining the Lake Nona Wave, Branlard experienced been at the Walt Disney Entire world Swan and Dolphin Vacation resort since 2002. When he introduced in October that he was using the placement at the then not-nevertheless-open up Wave, he told me that one particular of the appealing details was that it was a boutique hotel with only 234 rooms. “We will not have to mass feed and do mass banquets,” he reported then.

He’ll very likely be back in the banquet enterprise. The Fountainbleu, which opened in 1954 on the stretch of Collins Avenue recognised as Millionaires’ Row, has far more than 1500 space. It’s signature dining establishments contain Hakkasan Scarpetta by Scott Conant, a New York Italian and Stripsteak by Michael Mina.

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