[Pigging by Wilfrid: September 30, 2014]
Marco Moreira is well-established as the chef-proprietor behind that pair of Union Square gems Tocqueville and 15 East. That story goes back to 2000, when the original Tocqueville served fine French-American food in the awkward triangular space which is now 15 East. In 2006, Tocqueville shifted to a swankier space at the 5th Avenue end of the block.
More recently, his One Five Hospitality operation partnered with the new Hyatt Union Square to launch a casual street-level brasserie, Fourth, and just this month, the Brazilian Botequim in the hotel's basement.