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Michelin-starred chef Phillip Foss comes to Capa, 8 bar and restaurant openings and more in local foodie news

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The good folks at the Four Seasons Resort continue to refine our culinary landscape with some great events. On Jan. 16, 2016, badass Michelin-starred chef Phillip Foss (EL Ideas in Chicago) comes to Capa to cook alongside Tim Dacey. Foss is the Honey Badger of the restaurant world; he just doesn't give a ... (see Eater.com's Foss profile from last April). Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday; cost is $195 per person.

Le Cordon Bleu will close all of its 16 United States campuses, including the Orlando one, which has employed and graduated several talented local chefs. The last day for students to enroll is Jan. 4, 2016; campuses will remain open until 2017, allowing enrollees to complete their degrees.

The Orlando outpost of Better Than Sex, the dessert-only restaurant based in Key West, has opened in Ivanhoe Village. Also on Orange Avenue, work seems to be coming along nicely at Nova Restaurant, but I'm more than a bit skeptical as to their projected December opening. January or February seems more likely.

OPENINGS
Herman's Loan Office, from the same folks who brought us Hanson's Shoe Repair, is in soft opening mode on Pine Street, right behind the Orlando Weekly offices. The bar with a midcentury aesthetic will officially open sometime in January ... The Ganachery, showcasing handcrafted chocolate, has opened in Disney Springs ... British bubble tea joint Bubbleology is now open near the Florida Mall's Dining Pavilion ... Look for a Whole Foods to open Jan. 20, 2016, near the Altamonte Mall ... The Shoppes of Lake Mary will get a Keke's Breakfast Cafe sometime early next year ... Miller's Ale House has opened in the old Houlihan's building in Colonial Town Plaza ... Baba's Orlando Mediterranean Grill, replacing the closed Whitewood Grill, is now open ... The Sugar Factory, an "American brasserie" with celeb-endorsed couture candy and cocktails, has opened in the I-Drive 360 complex.

CLOSINGS
Dally in the Alley, a farm-to-table bistro in DeLand, has closed. Chef-owner Melanie Perryman was once a sous-chef at DeLand's Cress Restaurant.

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