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Chef Behind ‘No. 1’ Restaurant in the World Has a Strong South Florida Presence

Colagreco’s French restaurant Mizaur tops the coveted World’s 50 Best Restaurants list

Yesterday the 2019 edition of the controversial yet wildly influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced and Mizaur in Menton, France, took home the title of number one restaurant in the world (last year it ranked at number 3). The restaurant is helmed by Mauro Colagreco, who also oversees Florie’s by Mauro Colagreco inside the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach (2800 S Ocean Blvd).

Florie’s is the only U.S. restaurant outpost for the Italian-Argentine chef. Florie’s serves up notably more simple, lighter, Mediterranean cuisine than its tasting menu only sister restaurant in France, with dishes like heirloom tomatoes and peach carpaccio, black truffle pizza, and Maine lobster. While dish highlights at Mizaur, according to the World’s 50 Best website, include anchovies with fried skeletons and lemons or salt-crusted beetroot with caviar cream, all “inspired” by the three themes of the restaurant: “sea,” “garden,” and “mountain.”

Of course, the Florie’s is located inside a Four Seasons so it does boast some swanky add-ons like an in-house a “water sommelier” offering flights for $25 from her list of international bottles, cabana dining, and bread service that comes with a poem.

Florie’s is open daily for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and Sunday brunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. Call 561-533-3750 for more information and reservations.