Best Culinary Sensation
Chef Clay Conley’s recipe for success
- 4 Olives
- 7 months kitchen duty in Tokyo
- Freshly caught Bluezoo
- Azul seasoning
- Pinch of Japanese influence
- 2 James Beard nominations
- Begin by rolling up sleeves and washing dishes in Boston restaurants as youth.
- Once hands are dry, knead yearlong stint working hot line at Figs, Todd English’s bistro.
- Accept offer from English to serve as chef at Olives in Boston. Shake hands to properly seal deal.
- Toss in Olives in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.
- Marinate Tokyo Olives for seven months before adding to mixture. Taste often until appreciation for Japanese cuisine is fully developed.
- Transfer ingredients to Bluezoo at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort.
- Stir in Azul Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami.
- With backing by Piper Quinn, grind determination and open Buccan and Imoto, two of Palm Beach’s hottest small-plate restaurants. Add dash of Japanese influence.
- For best results, sprinkle with energetic vibe and casual atmosphere.
- Garnish with two James Beard nominations.
- Enjoy the culinary talents of Clay Conley, one of the greatest chefs in town.
Serving size: Thousands of loyal Palm Beachers
Photo by Rose E. Martin