This odd little nugget popped up on our Facebook page yesterday. Chez Georges, the downstairs bistro at Le Bec Fin, that was named for former owner Georges Perrier, was getting a name change.
Owner, Nicolas Fanucci told Michael Klein that the name change was made because Perrier’s people felt Chez George was too close other Perrier business interests.
Georges Perrier wants his name back [The Insider]
It’s that time again. Center City Restaurant Week is nearly upon us, and in order to help you, the loyal Foobooz readers, get the most bang for your buck, we’ve combed through all the menus being offered by the 100-plus restaurants participating this year and come up with a few ideal meals for you to consider. And today, we’ve got…
Chez Georges at Le Bec Fin: Back To The Future
$35 a head.
$35 a head to eat at Le Bec Fin.
Okay, so you’re not up on the main floor (Chez Georges is downstairs), but you still go in through the same door. You still stand in the same lobby. You’ll still be being fed by the same kitchen crew that’s serving the swells upstairs for 4 times the price. And the menu that’s being offered for Restaurant Week at Chez Georges is really a kind of throwback to the French classics that once made Le Bec one of the greatest restaurants in America.
Not bad for thirty-five bucks. Even if you do have to eat in the basement. So let’s see how to get the best out of this menu, shall we?
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This Wednesday is Food Day. The name may not be inventive but the nation-wide event does promote healthy, sustainable and affordable food as well as push to reform factory farms.
At Chez Georges beneath Le Bec Fin, Nicolas Fanucci and Walter Abrams are offering a $60 three-course dinner ($35 wine pairing option) that highlights the best that the Philadelphia area has to offer. Local purveyors and farmers for Le Bec Fin will be on hand to discuss their sustainable businesses.
And even if you clean your plates, you won’t leave empty-handed. A CSA goodie-bag will be given to all guests.
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Starting this Thursday, September 20th and continuing every week, Chez Georges at Le Bec Fin will be holding a series of wine tastings for just $40 a person. Head sommelier Philippe Sauriat will choose a new set of wines based around a theme each week while chef Walter Abrams will prepare canapes to pair with the wines.
This week’s theme is old versus new world Syrah and Sauriat will be on hand to educate his guests on the 4-6 wines that they will be tasting. The tasting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sub $100 cost-certainty at Le Be Fin, we’ll be checking it out.
To get in on the action call 215-567-1000.
Chez Georges at Le Bec Fin [Facebook]
Le Bec Fin is back in its new iteration on Walnut Street, with chef Walter Abrams in command of the kitchen. And while much has been said about his California–inflected modern French menu on the main floor, we wanted to talk to him about the less formal, more rustic board being served downstairs in the reimagined Chez Georges. Here’s what he had to say about one of his early menus there.
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As Eater reported earlier, Le Bec Fin will be hosting a week-long special dedicated to Julia Child‘s 100th Birthday. They may be the only local restaurant participating in Julia Child Restaurant Week (Today through August 14th) but in the city’s defense, did anyone else even know this was a thing?
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Yes, getting the full dinner experience at the new Le Bec-Fin is expensive. The prix fixe is $150 per person, and that’s before drinks and tip. But there are now two alternatives for those of you who want to experience the most talked-about new/old restaurant of the season without going broke in the process.
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