The iconic Taillevent is coming to London
The iconic Parisian restaurant Taillevent is bringing its brilliance to Cavendish Square, London in September 2015. Set to become a notable addition to the London gastronomy scene, Les 110 de Taillevent will deliver a relaxed style brasserie with a focus on the wine experience. The Gardinier family-owned group behind the two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent will bring a unique wine and food matching brassiere with 70-80 covers, plus a small terrace offering around 12-14 seats.
Les 110 de Taillevent aims to be a more relaxed incarnation of the original restaurant which opened its doors in Paris in the aftermath of the Second World War. Featuring a hundred and ten wines by the glass, paired with contemporary and seasonal French dishes, guests will experience the spirit of Le Taillevent.
During an interview with Hot Dinners recently, Laurent Gardinier, one of the three directos of the Taillevent Group, confirmed the rumours. “It’s true. It’s going to be called the 110 of Taillevent. The two parts of DNA that make up Taillevent are wine and food. One key part is that we rank the wine by price, we have four categories of white selected by price and then we pair that with the food that we serve. It works very well in Paris which is why we decided to open it in London.”
Interior architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, who created the decor at the Parisian location (and is also credited with the new look Four Seasons and the redesign of the Savoy) is drawing inspiration from the brasserie’s concept and pays homage to wine production. A chic and warm setting, the design draws on the green of the vine, rich earth tones and oak-barrelled wine casks. Incorporating the colours and materials of viticulture into all elements of the design, Pierre-Yves Rochon honours the theme at every turn. Specially commissioned artworks will adorn the walls, further extolling the beauties of the vineyard.
Making the French form of art-de-vivre accessible to Londoners, the wine list will feature rare and singular wines, patiently curated over three years by Pierre Bérot, Cellar Director of Taillevent Paris. Pierre’s vast experience managing the myriad bottles of the house cellars has resulted in a list that evokes the richness of the collection and introduces some of its greatest treasures. Guests will be offered the choice of four wines, in 70ml or 125ml measures, exactingly matched with their choice of four starters, fish, meat, desserts or cheese dishes.
Taking the art of pairing to new heights, Les 110 de Taillevent London will present this innovative concept beginning at breakfast. Light and hearty dishes will be matched with cold and hot drinks. A special Wine Time menu at the bar, offering small plates and carefully chosen wines, will be available in the early evenings, continuing through to their meticulous dinner menu.
Les 110 de Taillevent London
16 Cavendish Square
opening hours: 7am – 11pm