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April 9, 2014

Bistro St. Tropez Hosts Chef Georges Perrier And Sommelier Greg Moore For A Fine French Collaboration Dinner, Wednesday, April 23 And April 24

Le Bec-Fin might be long gone but the legend of Georges Perrier lives on in Philadelphia’s collective memory and, even more deliciously, his latest round of culinary guest spots. On Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24, Perrier will be getting his collab on at Bistro St. Tropez with longtime friends and former Le-Bec employees […]

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March 7, 2012

The New York Times Highlights Chef Georges Perrier’s Indelible Effect On Philadelphia’s Dining Scene With A Big Feature In Today’s Dining Section

The New York Times Dining section published a feature today on Chef Georges Perrier’s retirement. The piece reflects on how Le Bec-Fin, the kitchen of which Perrier presided over for 42 years, has been a cornerstone of the Philly food community. Which isn’t to say that there isn’t an equally bright future here. As the Times puts it, “[In Philadelphia] there are much-praised, chef-driven magnets like Mica, Zahav and Barbuzzo. There are ambitious, ante-raising chefs like Marc Vetri and Jose Garces. There’s the vibrant energy of Mr. Starr’s restaurants, and a boom in beer-centered gastropubs and B.Y.O.B. spots.” It’s the end of an era, but also the beginning of one. [New York Times]

October 12, 2011

November Classes At COOK Go On Sale Today; Schedule Highlights Include Fishing With Fork’s Terence Feury, A Head To Tail Pork Dinner With Lacroix’s Jon Cichon And A Festivus Celebration With Meme’s David Katz

COOK, the state-of-the-art kitchen-classroom from Audrey Claire Taichman, owner of Audrey Claire and Twenty Manning Grill, has officially announced its November class schedule. From a Thanksgiving Feast with Supper Chef Mitch Prensky (November 8) to Classic French Cuisine with Pierre Calmels of Bibou (November 14), the classes run the gamut of every conceivable cuisine and […]

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September 21, 2011

Restaurant Week Chef Q&A: The Legendary Georges Perrier Of Le Bec-Fin Dishes On Local Mushrooms, Where He Takes Out-Of-Towners And More

In honor of this fall’s Center City District Restaurant Week, which kicked off last week and lasts through this Friday, September 23, we’re running a short series of Q&As with some top Center City chefs whose restaurants are participating in the biannual promotion. Next up is the legendary Chef Georges Perrier. Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin has […]

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August 26, 2011

Now Open: Tryst, A Reborn Version Of Le Bec-Fin’s Downstairs Bar, Serving Modern French Small Plates And An Extensive European Wine List

What was, until recently, Bar Lyonnais, is now Tryst, a bar in its own right serving modern French fare in the underbelly of Georges Perrier’s classic Le Bec-Fin. Chef-partner Nicholas Elmi will dish up a small plates menu priced from $5-$21. There will be nine beers on tap, and a European-dominated wine list. The Tryst […]

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August 15, 2011

Le Bec-Fin To Host A “Sparkling Wine & Peaches Dinner” In Celebration Of Summer, August 31

Summer is fresh peach season, and Le Bec-Fin is doing justice to the juicy fruit with a special Sparkling Wine & Peaches Dinner, Wednesday, August 31, 6 p.m. Start your meal off with a cool Peach Cocktail followed with four peach-centric courses each paired with a cool sparkling wine. The menu will include the following: […]

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July 13, 2011

Le Bec-Fin To Host A Sidewalk Festival In Celebration Of Bastille Day, Tomorrow, July 14, Complete With Champagne, Pastries And French Decor

Join the French (and American) staff of Le Bec-Fin for France’s proudest modern holiday: Bastille Day. The Rittenhouse Square hot spot scales down its décor for its annual Sidewalk Festival, but you better believe the fare will be as delectable as ever! Enjoy crepes, pastries, wine and champagne beneath the sidewalk tent, complete with balloons, […]

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May 17, 2011

Chef Georges Perrier To Open The Art Of Bread, A New Gourmet Bakery And Patisserie Serving The Main Line, June 1

The legendary Chef Georges Perrier of Le Bec-Fin is shining his culinary and business acumen on the Main Line, with a new bakery and pastry shop, The Art of Bread, opening in Narberth June 1. Expect breakfast pastries, quiches, light fare-salads, sandwiches, Illy coffee, cakes and — naturally — fresh bread. Bread will be made […]

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May 17, 2011

Mural Arts Has Teamed Up With Some Of The Best Restaurants And Chefs In Philadelphia To Present A New Murals & Meals Tour Series

The Mural Arts Program has concocted yet another fulfilling (mentally and physically) way to see the beautiful murals that have transformed Philadelphia’s neighborhoods into an ever-growing collage: the new Murals & Meals Tour Series hosted by celebrity chefs, kicking off Saturday, May 21. Discover the dual superiority of food and public art in Philadelphia through […]

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April 29, 2011

Le Bec-Fin Presents A “Hot Chef Series” This June, Featuring A Monthly BYOB Dinner Co-Hosted By Different A-List Philadelphia Chefs

Le Bec-Fin is planning a sensational summer, with the kick-off of a new “Hot Chef Series” in June. Each month on a Monday evening Le Bec-Fin will host a hot top chef who will prepare a special dinner beside Executive Chef Nicholas Elmi… and it will be BYOB! First up: Chip Roman of Blackfish and […]

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