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Philip Darmon

Hardy Park Bistro

At the age of 16, Chef Philip Darmon embarked on a career of cooking in Sydney, Australia. Then, he had no idea it would take him around the world and finally to his beloved wife Jessica in Ft Lauderdale, and to their very own bistro.

After a gentle prod from his grandfather, he started his apprenticeship, and 4 years, and two 5 star hotels later he had his chef papers. Large hotels, a boutique hotel in Cornwall, gastro pubs, beautiful restaurants, modern bistros, cafes, kosher catering in London’s best hotels, touring with Whitney Houston around Europe all brought Philip to what was to become his best education – cooking for twelve years aboard some of the world’s most stunning yachts for some of the world’s most discerning people.

With 20 plus years of experience, he and his wife opened Hardy Park Bistro in November of 2013 in Downtown Ft Lauderdale. His casual yet sophisticated dining house has a small menu that evolves every week to showcase what is in season and what suits our warm climate.

More about Philip Darmon

What is your ultimate comfort food?: scrambled eggs If you weren't a chef, what would you be?: Motor Mechanic What three things are always in your pantry?: salt, olive oil, eggs If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?: my grandfather