Palme d'Or

Palme D'Or Award Winning French Restaurant
The Biltmore’s stunning signature French restaurant presents fine dining at its best with a devotion to quality that is matched by a dedication to providing guests with the highest level of service. Helmed by Michelin starred Chef Gregory Pugin, Palme d’Or has received top honors from Zagat and the coveted Five Diamond Award from AAA. Overlooking the hotel’s world-renowned pool, the intimate Palme d’Or dazzles the eye and the palate with beguiling cuisine. Discover a unique sensory and culinary experience as Chef Pugin works within the authentic tradition of French cuisine, reinterpreting the classics and fashioning them with a slight twist of modernism using fresh, local and sustainable and seasonal ingredients.
Open Tuesday through Thursday from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. Seats up to 60 guests, plus two private dining rooms with available seating for 12 and 20 guests. About Chef Gregory Pugin: Born and raised in the southwest region of France, Chef Gregory Pugin boasts an impressive resume including having worked with the renowned master Chef Joel Robuchon in his Paris laboratory, opening restaurants and working on his TV show. After opening L’Atelier Joel Robuchon in New York City, he remained there for two years as Executive Sous Chef. Pugin left Robuchon to begin working as Executive Chef of Veritas, where he was recognized with a Michelin Star and a Rising Chef of the Year nomination from the James Beard Foundation. Before joining The Biltmore, Pugin was the Executive Chef at Le Cirque in the Bellagio in Las Vegas and received the award for Most Savory Dish of the Year in 2011 for his Oxtail Bucatini Timbale. Palme d’Or’s newest Chef de Cuisine says that he is always thinking about the experience, and hopes to make each meal the best meal anyone has ever had.


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