April 24, 2015 |
When she was 12, Erika Frankel's parents took her to Le Bec-Fin, the storied French restaurant that with its elaborate multi-course meals played a major role in establishing Philadelphia as a world-class culinary destination. Tween Frankel was not impressed. "After the meal, my mom asked me what I thought," recalled Frankel, now 36. "I said, 'I think if you took all the food that was on each plate and rolled it into a ball, you'd have a Big Mac.' " Frankel's appreciation for haute cuisine has grown since then.
February 25, 2014 |
Ibsen's The Lady From the Sea is not nearly as famous or as frequently performed as A Doll's House or Hedda Gabler . But it does take up the same enduring and fascinating questions: Is marriage a viable social institution? Are women free to exercise their will within the bourgeois confines of being a wife? Is it possible for men and women to understand each other? But in The Lady From the Sea , EgoPo's second installment in its Ibsen season, the master goes beyond these societal issues and deals with the depths of the psyche, exploring the profound pull of sexual "terror" that both repels and attracts.
September 6, 2013 |
After a frenzied six-week renovation, Peppercorn (503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-964-2588) has opened at Eagle Village Shops in the spot that for 12 years was a Georges Perrier restaurant known as Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas, and georges'. The Main Line building's bones are the same. It's a series of rooms, including a rustic, high-ceilinged bar, a sunny rear garden room, a hushed main dining room, and assorted nooks. Where Le Mas Perrier aspired to the look of a farmhouse in the south of France, Peppercorn has opted for an overall feeling of warmth and luxury.
August 23, 2013 |
Bernard Perrier, 65, of Moorestown, an unassuming, self-taught intellectual whose love and appreciation of lively conversation, fine wine, and French cuisine helped define the acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant Le Bec-Fin for 40 years, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at his home. The cause of death was heart failure, said his wife, Linda Oliver Perrier. Known to his family as "Bear," Mr. Perrier worked closely for most of his life with his brother Georges, the restaurant's chef and founder.
November 21, 2012 |
"YOU CAN TELL everybody I'm not a bum, yet. I'm fine. Don't worry," assured chef Georges Perrier when we asked about his estate sale, held over the weekend at his Chestnut Hill mansion. The famed Frenchman said he unloaded lots of huge copper pots and other cookware from Le Bec-Fin (1523 Walnut), which he sold to Nicolas Fanucci in March. Two of Perrier's longtime assistants ran the sale. Perrier was there, too, with a small poodle named Isabel. Philly.Curbed.com has reported that his house was for sale but taken off the market in October.
October 16, 2012 |
Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. CITY Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. invites Chillin' Wit' for an exclusive visit to his Wynnefield basement Man Cave on one condition: No politics. Just Eagles. "He's not a councilman here," Jones says, nodding at Bill Green. "And I'm not a councilman, just a person. We can scratch and burp down here. I can be a caveman. " Fellow cavemen also include son Curtis Jones III, brother Keith Jones, chief of staff Al Spivey, Democratic ward leader Lou Agre, and friends Brahin Behlin and Scott Bass.
August 2, 2012
S'mores redux It's hard to improve upon this summer classic, but pastry chef Jessica Mogardo has pulled it off with this gussied-up version she's offering at Garces Trading Company. With a center of crushed graham crackers, a swirl of house-made fluff, a layer of blackout chocolate cake, and a finishing coat of ganache, this indulgent dessert brings back memories of that old lunchbox treat, the Ho Ho, only oh-so-much better. S'mores, $7, at Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street Philadelphia, 215-574-1099.
March 1, 2012 |
THE GEORGES PERRIER era at Le Bec-Fin will end Saturday night. Amid the hushed white-tablecloth grandeur of the dining room of the Walnut Street institution, beneath enormous crystal chandeliers, Perrier addressed several dozen staff members before dinner service yesterday to introduce Le Bec-Fin's new owner, Nicolas Fanucci. "I never thought this day would happen," Perrier said, his voice breaking, his eyes welling with tears. "I'm 70 years old [actually, 68]. I just can't do this anymore.
February 29, 2012 |
The Georges Perrier era at Le Bec-Fin will end Saturday night. Amid the hushed white-tablecloth grandeur of the dining room of the Walnut Street institution, beneath enormous crystal chandeliers, Perrier addressed several dozen staff members before dinner service Wednesday to introduce Le Bec-Fin's new owner, Nicolas Fanucci. "I never thought this day would happen," Perrier said, his voice breaking, his eyes welling with tears. "I'm 70 years old [actually, 68]. I just can't do this anymore.
September 27, 2011 |
AN ATTORNEY for chef Georges Perrier has initiated legal action against the blog StaphMeal.com by filing a writ of summons in Common Pleas Court. Attorney Jonathan Cohen 's filing indicates that a complaint outlining allegations of libel and defamation could be forthcoming. The writ of summons lists John Doe as a defendant because Cohen does not know the identity of the blogger (or bloggers) behind the site. The legal action is intended in part to unmask the writers.