Can a chef ever be too busy? Not if you’re Jeremy Ford, whose long list of notable highlights include Top Chef winner, Jean-Georges protege, Time Out Market chef (of crew-do) and the genius behind Stubborn Seed, the South of Fifth restaurant that just last month received a Michelin star. We’re sure there’s more we’re forgetting.
This fall, he’ll add to his busy schedule with a new Coral Gables restaurant, Beauty and the Butcher. Its name pays homage to his eldest daughter, Madelynn—the beauty, of course—and his role as the butcher, as well as the impact his kids have had on his career. “When Madelynn came into my life, she made me a dad for the first time and gave me purpose. This one’s for her and her sisters,” says Ford. And cue the tears.
Beauty and the Butcher will open this fall in the former Public Square space, located just at the edge of Coral Gables and South Miami—an area Ford is very familiar with. “I’m excited to open a new restaurant in Miami! Especially in an area that’s so close to home. I see a lot of potential in bringing upscale seasonal dining off Miami Beach to the suburbs,” he says.
He’ll see to it with a seasonally focused menu of small plates as well as meat-centric dishes, though diners shouldn’t expect a steakhouse. Without any other information about what Ford will serve, our experience with his caliber of cooking leads us to only one conclusion: whatever it is, it’ll be delicious.