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Ron Perelman and Eric Clapton Play Backup for the New Le Bilboquet

Cassoulet comes back.

Cassoulet comes back.

Eight years ago, businessman Ronald Perelman waged some sort of campaign against the UES bistro Le Bilboquet and its four renegade sidewalk tables, but things are different now, the Post reports, and the billionaire is teaming up to back owner Philippe Delgrange on the restaurant's relaunch three blocks south, at 22 East 60th Street, in the old Dooney & Bourke retail space. Grub Street reported on the move last June. Eric Clapton, of all people, and the real-estate investor Steven Witkoff are also part of the new Le Bilboquet, which will be four times larger than the original and have 100 seats, the Post reports, three times as many as the original, which closed last month. [NYP, Earlier]

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