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1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Miami Beach has recently appointed a new Executive Chef, Luke Bergman. He replaces Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant.

The Florida native received many prestigious accolades including his international acclaim in 2010, when he became the first American to win gold at the International Trophée Passion culinary competition at the Académie Culinaire de France – the culinary version of the Olympics.   Chef Bergman was the executive sous chef at The Modern, Danny Meyer’s French-American restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art. During his time at The Modern, Chef Bergman competed in the Bocuse d'Or USA finals in 2010 and placed second in the culinary Olympics. .He was Chef De Cuisine at Colicchio & Sons from 2011 to 2013, before making his South Florida homecoming to join Valentino Cucina Italiana as Executive Chef.

The four story 1826 Restaurant & Lounge offers a seasonally driven contemporary American menu with a focus on elegant dishes in a stylishly modern setting.

1826 Restaurant & Lounge is located at Eighteen Hundred Twenty Six Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. 305.763.8860.  www.1826Collins.com