WILMINGTON, DE — September 1, 2020 — Chef-Partner Tyler Akin, PM Hotel Group and
The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (Buccini/Pollin) are pleased to announce the opening of Le
Cavalier at the Green Room (Le Cav) in the iconic HOTEL DU PONT. The restaurant will open
its doors for dinner for the first time on Tuesday, September 1st.
“Le Cavalier” (pronounced: luh-KAH-vuhl-YAY) honors the deep equestrian tradition in the
Brandywine River Valley. In the early 20th century when the hotel opened, visitors would arrive
by horse as often as they would by automobile or by foot. Further, the name offers a nod to the
du Pont family's history of horsemanship, from William du Pont Jr. and Marion du Pont Scott to
Chef-Partner Tyler Akin’s opening menu draws influence from the South of France and North
Africa. The seasonal menu showcases innovative riffs on French classics while emphasizing the
abundance of Delaware’s foodways. Starters include Steak Tartare (filet, preserved citrus, white
endive, tzatziki), Scallop Crudo (potato sabayon, brown butter, Urfa spice, orange), and the
Salade Fin d’Été (grilled corn and peach, heirloom tomato, lemon tahini, garlic breadcrumbs).
Entrees range from Poulet Frites (roasted half chicken, sauce meunière, olives) to Cheeseburger
Louis Ballast (Le Cav’s signature burger - smashed with lettuce, tomato, onion and dijonnaise),
and Trout Amandine (almond, Tunisian eggplant, espelette). Sides emphasize French classics
including Pomme Purée, Frites, Haricots Verts, and Salade Verte.
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