The World Of Hospitality Issue 12 2015 - Page 112

112 the World Of Hospitality Margherita MARGHERITA BY LAURA GONZALEZ « In pizza we trust »... A mantra as a slogan, publicised on the façade of the former Pub St Germain, announces the cosmopolitan spirit of this contemporary brasserie signed Laura Gonzalez. The 900 square-metre space which covers three floors, solemnly renamed Margherita, has successfully been converted by the interior designer, hand-in-hand with Thierry Bourdoncle, the owner, into a cosy, multi-facetted and friendly restaurant. The renovation was considerable, fed by the international travel and culture of the pair. For this project, Laura Gonzalez took an interest in the smallest details, from the choice of menu, the tableware picked up at garage sales and on Ebay, and the name of the establishment, through to making antipasti jars and bespoke furniture. A modern-day trattoria consisting of a succession of spaces where everyone, rega &F