Georges Perrier has given his executive pastry chef, Cedric Barberet, a bright new playground on the Main Line. They've fired up the ovens at Art of Bread at 920 Montgomery Ave., across from the Staples store in Narberth (610-660-8222).
Besides putting out breads and pastries for Perrier's restaurants and other commercial clients, it sells at retail from a counter. Panini, quiche, and other light cafe fare, plus illy coffee, is served from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
John Wolferth, a veteran chef who made a mark at Bryn Mawr's Sola, has opened Aperto (232 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, 610-660-0160). The cozy BYOB replaces Gemelli, which chef-owner Clark Gilbert is moving this summer into the former MangoMoon at 4161 Main St. in Manayunk as Gemelli on Main. At Aperto, Wolferth's modern Mediterranean-influenced menu is priced in the teens and $20s. It's open from Tuesdays through Saturdays for dinner; there's outdoor dining.