We’re hearing there’s a soon-to-open modern French restaurant somewhere downtown. Could it be an outpost for the well-regarded one in Santa Luz ? Chefs are auditioning and one name that we’ve heard about is Aaron Martinez (who was at Addison, then flew to and quickly took flight from Flight).
UPDATE: The new name for this place will be PAON which means peacock in French...and due to open sometime in August. Word travels fast these days and Per Se Restaurant & Wine Bar Carlsbad could have a name problem on their hands. As noted in a previous post, Thomas Keller got the name first with his well-known eatery Per Se in New York. Apparently Mr. Keller has voiced displeasure with the Carlsbad wannabe. We’ll see if there is a name change in the works.