Beau Monde Guys Talk Tavern on Green
Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim Caiola and David Salama, owners of Creperie Beau Monde and L’Etage, are profiled in Crain’s New York, where they’re getting ready to revive the legendary dining spot Tavern on the Green. “It feels like we are cleaning up a mess rather than starting over,” says Caiola, whose sister is married to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s former deputy mayor. And while the men are not only facing attacks in the New York media, who are crying nepotism over them winning a 20-year lease from the city, they plan to open the restaurant late next year.
We hear about the logistic challenges they are facing, labor union disputes and what they have planned for the big reveal.