4

Michelle Bernstein to Leave the Omphoy

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

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.


New Times on Facebook | Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook | Melissa on Facebook | Clean Plate Charlie on Twitter | Melissa McCart on Twitter | E-mail Melissa |




Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.