Daniel Boulud confirmed his transoceanic hop a few months back, Wolfgang Puck is reportedly in talks to open a London restaurant of his own. Though Puck has dozens of restaurants in America, most are concentrated on the West Coast, and this would be his first in Europe. Odds are it would be a version of his Beverly Hills steakhouse CUT, but for his part, Puck is being cautious:“We might do something ... It would be difficult to have a restaurant in London because it’s so far from L.A. Fortunately, Virgin flies the route, which is good.”
But it turns out Puck isn't the only American mega-restaurateur considering an expansion to London. Everyone put your hands together for Danny H. Meyer, who might not be content with simply ruling New York City:
Danny Meyer, who owns Union Square Hospitality Group, has been in discussions with the London Restaurant Festival about opening a temporary restaurant later this year. This follows the success of Pierre Koffmann at Selfridges in 2009. Meyer’s venues include Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park and Shake Shack, all in New York.Did someone say Shake Shack UK?
· Spago’s Michelin Chef Puck in Talks on London Eatery [Bloomberg]