Monday, March 30, 2015

Paramour in the wings at the Wayne Hotel

A high-style new incarnation of the former Taquet on the Main Line.

Paramour in the wings at the Wayne Hotel

On the Main Line, the grand Wayne Hotel (139 E. Lancaster Ave.) -- fresh from a two-year renovation -- is building out what developer S.W. Bajus Ltd. intends as a sophisticated, multipurpose American restaurant called Paramour. It's the former longtime home of the buttoned-down Taquet.

Opening date is penciled in for the week of Sept. 26.

Bajus has hired Maurice Kim deRamus, a Culinary Institute of America grad whose resume includes the casual Zen Sushi in Northern Liberties and A La Maison in Ardmore.

Paramour will have four areas: the outdoor veranda; a lobby lounge with working fireplace and large cocktail list; a bistro bar with plush banquettes and sheer-curtained floor-to-ceiling windows; and the main room with views of the chef’s bar (black granite accented with nickel “penny” tiles) and open kitchen.

Menu prices will be $9 to $38 in the main room, $5 to $18 elsewhere.

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