Enzo Scalzo, one of the co-founders of Patisserie Holdings, is set to launch a new art café venture called da Scalzo in London’s Belgravia at the beginning of September. The eldest of the Scalzo brothers has acquired the site of the former Goya tapas bar on Eccleston Place through DCL and will open it as a brasserie combined with an art gallery. The 135-cover casual dining restaurant, which will also have a large champagne bar, will serve breakfasts, as well as an express menu and a pre-theatre dinner, with an average spend of around £14. Scalzo said that he planned to exhibit his private collection, which includes well-known artists, at the café and use the venue for changing exhibitions and private views. Scalzo told M&C Report: “When we sold Patisserie Holdings to Luke Johnson I considered that I was ready to retire, but then this site in this beautiful Grade II listed building came on the market and I decided to launch this new concept. “I have a passion for art, so I wanted to open something with a gallery, but I am keeping it simple in case we decide to roll it out in the future.” Luke Johnson, the former stakeholder in Pizza Express and chairman of Channel Four, purchased an 80% stake in Patisserie Valerie in September 2006 through Risk Capital Partners, his buyout vehicle. The two younger Scalzos have stayed with the business, which is now called Patisserie Holdings and includes the Druckers Vienna Patisserie and Patisserie Valerie chains.