HughE Dillon: Paramour Opens in Wayne

The new Main Line restaurant opens at the Wayne Hotel

Last night I trekked out to the Main Line to attend the soft opening of an exciting new restaurant inside the Wayne Hotel. The new Paramour restaurant is in the renovated space that once held the Taquet.

Owners Kathy and Steve Bajus, tell me the new concept for the restaurant, which consists of a bar area, dining room and grand dining room off of the updated hotel lobby, was the result of a collaboration between them, the designer and the chef. The new space is lighter and more modern, with bold colors. I love Kathy’s Alice + Olivia dress, don’t you?

Below: David Brennan, Wayne Hotel GM, Executive Chef Michael Giampa, formerly of Striped Bass and Brasserie Perrier, and Julio Ugarte, dining room manager.

Below: Marty and Colleen Gallagher, with Anita and Frank Leto. Anita reminded me that the last time she saw me was at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Central Committee party at Tiffany’s last year, and that the 2012 party will be just as exciting. No word on who will be the guest at the Academy Ball this year yet though.

Below: Helen and Frank Tropea came up from their home in Key Largo to visit with their old friends the Bajus, and noted that the seafood they tasted from the menu was on par with the fresh seafood that is caught right outside their door.

Below: Lucy Wright, director of marketing at Delaware County’s Brandywine Conference and Visitor’s Bureau, Guy Messick, Messick & Weber, and Anita Sayers, executive director of marketing an PR for The Radnor and Wayne Hotels.

Below: Michele Seidman, and Ian and Linda Swain. Michele told Linda that she is definitely the definition of a Glamma-ma since becoming a grandmother last spring. Linda says her secret is a skin care line from Australia called Simplicité; and I do have to say she looks great at age 51

Below: Bernard Dagenais, president and CEO of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and Anand Subrahmanyam, Wells Fargo.

Below: Mary Stillings, Carole Santilli, Sarah Bond and Pamela Badlato had a girls’ night out and really enjoyed the chocolate-chipotle gelato at Paramour of the Wayne Hotel.

Below: Alisa King, Dr. Pat Riley and Lyn McDonnell.

Below: Marty Milligan, Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau, and Colette Milligan. They’re glad to see one of their favorite places get a makeover. They love the new chandeliers and the very modern yet Victorian elements of the Paramour. Colette recommends the cauliflower and lobster soup. I loved visiting the Main Line; keep the invites coming.

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