Paris-Bistro, the small French restaurant in a courtyard off Park Avenue, has closed. Laurel Latin Cuisine will open in its place. There are no details about when it will open.
Paris-Bistro had been sold recently but continued to operate under the same name and menu, much to the chagrin of the previous owner, Tatiana Cerruto.
Cerruto moved the bistro to Park Avenue in 2009 from its original location on Aloma Avenue in the space currently occupied by Anna's Polish Restaurant (which was also the original location of Polonia, now in Longwood). Paris-Bistro was opened in 2005 by Jean-Marie and Roselyne Marlot, who owned Le Bon Appetit in Ocoee.
On Park Avenue, Paris-Bistro was in the Shops on Park, a highly tiled enclosed space with koi ponds and an elaborate, full-sized fake tree. The space was small -- only about 50 seats -- but posh, a fine facsimile of, well, a Paris bistro.
More on Laurel soon.