It’s sad to lose longstanding French favorite Casimir, on Avenue B, but local Francophiles needn’t fret because over the past two months Casimir’s owner, Mario Carta, has transformed the space into his new French tapas joint Pardon My French; he says Casimir had a good run of 16 years, and with his business partner Antonin Brune and a new chef he’s ready to introduce the East Village to what he says is a more fresh, modern concept, opening Monday.
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“French tapas” may sound like a contradiction, but it’s the direction French cuisine is heading in, according to Antonin Brune. The waiter at East Village longtimer Casimir partnered up with Mario Carta, the bistro’s owner, about eight months ago and within the next couple of weeks, they’ll relaunch it as Pardon My French.
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