What David Brennan Has in Store for Paramour

Wayne Hotel General Manager David Brennan prepares for Thanksgiving dinner at Paramour.

MLT Cheerleader: David Brennan, Ardmore, General Manager, Wayne Hotel

Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for the Wayne Hotel. Every room is booked and reservations are hard to come by at Paramour, the in-house restaurant. “People stay with us year after year, and many come here for Thanksgiving dinner,” says Brennan. “The night before Thanksgiving, the bar and lounge are filled with people getting together with friends before they’re with their families the next day.”

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Lobster Roll at Glenmorgan Bar & Grill

David Brennan

David Brennan

The scoop on celebrity guests: The Springsteen family stayed with us for years. Jessica Springsteen, Bruce and Patti’s daughter, is an accomplished horse rider and participated in the Devon Horse Show. Rosie O’Donnell’s son just graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, and the family stayed here and had a celebration at Paramour. John Boehner was with us for two nights. He arrived and departed in a screaming convoy of Secret Service cars.

Best outdoor event on the Main Line: The Wayne Hotel’s Old Fashioned Christmas. It’s like a Currier and Ives scene. I love it and never miss it.

The perfect date: Checking out the current exhibit at Wayne Art Center, followed by a casual dinner in Wayne, a movie at the Anthony Wayne Theater, and a nightcap at Paramour.

Wayne Art Center

Wayne Art Center

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Wayne’s best-kept secret: Chanticleer garden. It’s a world-class attraction that’s been written about in England’s national press, where gardens are held in high regard. So many Main Liners aren’t sure what Chanticleer is, and they haven’t visited. They should.

Chanticleer

Chanticleer

What he does for fun: I love attending estate sales at grand Main Line mansions. I don’t go to see what they’re selling; I go to see the actual building, its architecture and décor. I’ve heard the term “real estalker”—that’s what I am.

Xilantro

Xilantro

The last thing he ate that he loved: I was just raving about the lobster roll at Glenmorgan Bar & Grill . It’s the best I’ve had outside New England. It’s served with potato chips made in-house. Truly fantastic.

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Favorite local restaurants (other than Paramour): Xilantro in Wayne and A la Maison in Ardmore. I lived in Switzerland for a time, right near the French border, and I grew to love French food. What A la Maison serves is very authentic and a great mix of classic and comfort food. 

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