Friday, May 22, 2015

Peppercorn debuts in Wayne

It's in the spot that for 12 years was a Georges Perrier restaurant known as Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas, and georges'.

Peppercorn debuts in Wayne

Now open: Peppercorn (503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-964-2588) in Eagle Village Shops.

It's 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. Each room looks different, yet flows into the next.

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In other words, not run of the mill.

Designer Chris Mullen, working with co-owner Karen Lotman, used textured and printed fabrics and original artwork.

Lotman and her husband, Herb, also owned georges’. When asked what happened to their affiliation with Perrier — who also ceded Center City’s Le Bec-Fin last year and Narberth’s the Art of Bread last spring to investors — she said simply: “It’s up. We’re here. That’s it.”

Chef David Murray, a georges’ alumnus, assembled a menu of American favorites. Although he offers wet-aged, center-cut USDA Prime New York strip steak and filet mignon ($48, including sides), the menu is built for assorted budgets (e.g. eight pizzas, three burgers, sandwiches, roasted chicken wings, crab cakes, lamb loin, salmon, house-made pasta). Murray has been given carte blanche to source quality ingredients, Karen Lotman said.

Aaron Kavulich, a fine-dining veteran, is managing. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner, Tuesday to Saturday for lunch, and Sunday brunch.
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