Gordon Ramsay Plans New London Restaurant With Old Name
Ramsay is hoping to bring new fame to the Petrus name, one of his known marquee brands. "Petrus is a cornerstone of the group and this stunning new site is the beginning of the next chapter in the life of this restaurant," Ramsay said in an e-mailed statement seen on Bloomberg. The restaurant will serve modern French food like fillet of Angus beef with Swiss chard, wild mushrooms and red-wine sauce and baked line-caught sea bass with confit fennel and caviar sauce, a menu that Wareing called "familiar Gordon food" in a telephone interview quoted in the Bloomberg article.
Wareing says he wishes Ramsay the best of luck. The two have a long history, Ramsay was best man at Wareing's wedding and he helped finance the original Petrus for Wareing but last year Wareing resigned from Gordon Ramsay Holdings. It also bears noting that Jean-Philippe Susilovic,Wareing's maitre d' for five years, will be director of the new restaurant. I'm guessing more volleys will be traded back in forth once Ramsay's Petrus is closer to opening.