Chef Jean-Marie Cadot just confirmed that his former partner, chef Gaspar Stantic, has left Cadot Restaurant. “He wanted to be on his own,” said Cadot. “I was ready to work with him and make it happen but he wants to move on.”
When they formed the partnership to open Cadot, the two veteran chefs thought it would be a great idea. Stantic is in his mid-60s and Cadot has a family. Both chefs felt that the situation would allow them to trade shifts and make the job of running a restaurant a little easier. “I have two kids and I was hoping to spend time with them,” said Cadot. “It was a dream and we tried. There is nothing wrong to try and see what you can do and make it happen.”
Chef Cadot plans on changing the menu and adding “lighter and more elegant” French dishes. “A lot of things will be the same but I will not use things like pico de gallo,” said Cadot. “I am French. I was at Lavendou for 12 years and I want to do something different from what I did up the street.”
According to Cadot, Stantic has been searching for locations in Dallas.