In the wake of his Thanksgiving slugfest with a former boyfriend of fiancée Halle Berry, big-screen star Olivier Martinez could use a non-violent chat with the managers of his Miami Beach restaurant!
The joint partly-owned by the French actor of Unfaithful and Taking Lives just got a food inspector’s visit that dug up so many violations likely to sicken guests that a follow up visit has been ordered!
According to records, Villa Azur on 23rd Street received a routine check Nov. 16.
And the inspector found 13 violations marked critical, or “likely to directly contribute to food contamination and illness,” according to the website of the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
Seven other violations were deemed “non-critical.”
Among the critical: fish served raw without having undergone parasite destruction; food thawing in standing water; cutting boards on the floor; food stored on the floor; staff handling ready-to-eat food without gloves.
Usually, restaurant inspections are conducted once a year unless a follow-up is ordered.
Said Azur spokeswoman Magda Afif: “The kitchen is very clean. We follow all the rules and regulation. We did have an inspection, but the inspector found no major violation.”
As a matter of fact, she added, kitchen staff took care of the inspectors’ recommendations on the spot.
Martinez helped create a buzz around the popular Mediterranean restaurant in the spring when he opened the door along with partners Michael Martin, the ex-VIP host at nightclubs Bash and Mynt, and Nikki Beach group big Jean Philippe Bernard.
It’s been a tough few days for Martinez. On Thanksgiving morning, he was allegedly assaulted by fellow Frenchman Gabriel Aubry, the model who fathered a child with Martinez’ current fiancée, Monster’s Ball hottie Berry.
Aubry was arrested but Martinez’ face and hand were bruised.
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