Maison d’Azur d’Closed

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The periwinkles have packed their bags and gone back to the Riviera: After less than a year in operation, Maison d’Azur is out of business. The gorgeous seafood brasserie, set in the stunning Angler Resort on South Beach, served sensational seafood from the Mediterranean; their créme brûlée was finer than any in town. But it was très expensive. And executive chef Didier Balluais had left awhile back. And the hotel property is having problems of its own. And then the curse from which it could apparently not recover: A 2008 New Times nod for "Best Seafood Restaurant."

Au revoir.

-- Lee Klein

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