Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Georges' on Main Line giving way to Peppercorn

Peppercorn will focus on "elevated regional American cuisine, high-level service, in an approachable elegant atmosphere."

Georges' on Main Line giving way to Peppercorn

Future home of Peppercorn in Eagle Shops.
Future home of Peppercorn in Eagle Shops.

Georges' in the Eagle Shops in Wayne (503 W. Lancaster Ave.) closed last week after a dozen years, but the prime space won't be quiet for long.

Herb and Karen Lotman, who'd been partners in Georges' with founder Georges Perrier, are going their own way with a modern-upscale spot called Peppercorn.

They say Peppercorn will focus on "elevated regional American cuisine, high-level service, in an approachable elegant atmosphere."

I'm told that price points will vary because the menu is large and reflects the restaurant's multiple dining settings: bar area, lounge area, chefs table, garden dining room and patio, and main dining room. That covers drop-in to destination.

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Herb Lotman, who helped developed the Chicken McNugget during his days running McDonald's supplier Keystone Foods Corp., has a discerning palate. He's going for quality, such as 20-day wet-aged prime steaks. David Murray, who was Georges' chef, will remain.

It's expected to open at the end of the month following redecoration and kitchen renovation.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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