Georges Perrier has a spring in his step, for two reasons:

  • The Art of Bread, his Main Line bakery-cafe, is about 2½ weeks out at 920 Montgomery Ave., across from the Staples in Narberth. In a serious kitchen, Perrier and crew will bake for retail, for his restaurants (Le Bec-Fin and Georges'), and for commercial clients. The cafe will serve illy coffee, as well as tartines, pressed sandwiches, quiche, and pastries and cakes. Perrier also will sell a line of prepared foods.

  • From June 26 to July 1, Perrier will close Le Bec-Fin for a project that will include a kitchen renovation as well as the gutting of Le Bec's downstairs bar, known for nearly 30 years as Le Bar Lyonnais. The bar top itself will go. The space will be larger, as he's taking out the coatroom and the safe.  The menu will be retooled with small plates and classics. The look will be modern. And as for the name: Tryst. "I'm bringing sexy back," he said this morning.