A Newcomer's Gold Coast Dining Guide
Photo By: Andrew Thomas Ryan ©Andy Ryan All Rights Reserved
Welcome to the Gold Coast
Date Night: Valentino
Seafood: PB Catch
Brunch: Blue Moon Fish Co.
Clay Conley has been around the culinary block. He traveled the globe for a decade as culinary director for Todd English’s Olives Group. He then won numerous awards and accolades as the executive chef of the Miami Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Azul. Since opening his own Palm Beach eatery, Buccan, in 2011, Conley’s star has only continued to soar. Known for innovative American fare prepared with ultra-fresh ingredients, he was the only Gold Coast toque to garner James Beard Foundation Awards nominations two years in a row. Even so, Conley hasn’t settled for the status quo. He’s added new places to his roster, including modern Asian concept Imoto (inspired by time spent in Tokyo), The Sandwich Shop at Buccan and a highly anticipated Italian concept slated for June 2015.
Photo: Andy Ryan