Paramour Coming to Wayne Hotel

August 17th, 2011


Billed as “Sophisticated dining in the iconic Wayne Hotel,” Paramour will open this fall in the newly renovated space that once held Taquet. Though my first thought upon reading the headline was “Wow, this is going to be expensive,” an “affordable” menu is promised, especially in the more casual areas. Paramour will actually offer four areas for guests to dine, grab a light bite or have drinks: the outdoor veranda, with a garden-like setting and comfortable, mocha-colored rattan chairs and couches; a contemporary lobby lounge featuring high-backed cream leather chairs, ottomans and a working fireplace; a bistro bar with plush semi-circle banquettes; and a formal dining room with direct views of the chef’s bar and open kitchen.

“At Paramour, we’ve created an inviting, energetic restaurant that our guests will want to visit again. This will be the perfect place for a special-occasion meal, but also a fun spot for a cocktail or a glass of wine and a quick bite. Paramour is all about a great experience,” says Michael Giampa, Director of Restaurant Development for S.W. Bajus Ltd., owner of the Wayne Hotel since 1985 which recently completed an extensive two-year renovation to the property, including an expansion of the original restaurant space.

The menu at Paramour will feature cuisine from Chef Maurice Kim deRamus, who most recently appeared (and then quickly disappeared, apparently) at La Petite Maison in Berwyn.

In the main dining room, a black granite chef’s bar accented with nickel “penny” tiles will showcase the day’s raw bar and crudo offerings and will seat up to eight guests. Dinner items will include:  Crudo Sampler; Salt Cured Lancaster Beef; Pork Cheeks, with creamy grits and onion jam; Shaved Root Vegetable Salad, made with heirloom beets, water melon radish, bell carrots, parsnips, fennel and açai-guava dressing; Charred Himachi Collar, with young green beans, crispy rice and chili vinaigrette; and Chestnut Ravioli, filled with shredded Lola duck, chanterelles and brown butter. The dining room menu also offers a “Primal Cuts” section featuring local beef, Berkshire pork and Colorado lamb with steakhouse inspired side dishes and “Fresh Catch” a whole-baked fish, encrusted in salt, that will be filleted table-side. Menu prices will range from $9 to $38.

An all-day menu will be available in the bistro bar, lobby lounge and on the veranda. Guests may choose from a variety of dishes including shareable and small plates, entree salads, burgers and sandwiches like Kobe Beef Sliders; a large selection of made-to-order flatbreads including Salumi and Ricotta Salata; Lancaster Bacon and Truffle English Pea Pesto; Roasted Eggplant and Half Dried Tomatoes; and a selection of “Bar Bites” including Crispy Chicken Oysters with creamy cilantro dipping sauce; Devils on Horseback, Medjool dates stuffed with Gorgonzola and Lancaster bacon; and Lola Duck Meatballs with Korean Hot and Sour sauce. Prices will range from $5 to $18.

The bistro bar’s drink list will focus on wines and craft beers from the United States, as well as a list of handcrafted cocktails that will include: Lemon Basil Mojito, 10 Cane rum, mint, basil, agave nectar and limonata; Salted Plum Martini, white rum infused with Japanese salted plums, Dom de Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh lemon sour and vanilla cotton candy garnish; and Pineapple Pisco Fizz, Capel Reservado, limoncello, egg white, pineapple and black peppercorn.

Paramour at The Wayne Hotel
139 East Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA
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Lunch: Monday – Friday, from 11:30am to 3pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, from 5 to 10pm and Friday – Saturday until 11pm
An all-day dining menu will be available in the bistro bar, lobby lounge and on the veranda from 11:30 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week.
Sunday brunch will begin a few weeks after opening.

Above Image via Paramour’s Facebook Page

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