La Tasca, the casual dining chain, has confirmed the acquisition of the Brasserie Gerard site in Lymington from the administrators of Paramount Restaurants, for an undisclosed sum, As revealed by M&C Report last month, the group plans to re-open the site as a La Vina, its Spanish wine bar and restaurant concept The group, which is led by Simon Wilkinson, plans to open the new site later this site It will become the fourth restaurant operating under the group’s sub brand, with other three based in the North West. It also becomes the second site that the 65-strong chain has picked up from the former Paramount Restaurants estate, after it acquired the Brasserie Gerard in Newbury earlier this year, the first acquisition for the business in four years. Wilkinson said: “Following a successful trading period throughout December that produced an EBITDA growth of over 80% we have decided to continue our expansion programme ahead of the intended schedule. “The acquisition of Brasserie Gerard in Lymington fits nicely with our geographic and concept requirements and we will start work immediately to convert this site into a La Vina. The La Vina concept has worked extremely well in the North West and I believe the people of Lymington will really enjoy the Spanish authenticity and exciting experience this restaurant will bring to the area. “This acquisition and development represents another significant milestone for our business as we enter our second financial year as a standalone restaurant company.”