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432 King St. (John St.) Send to Phone
Duck fat-fried pommes frites and other classic French bistro dishes provide a romantic and fun downtown dinner.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Fourchette, Charleston, SC

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Fourchette Restaurant Review

: Owner-chef Perig Goulet continues to guide this romantic, upper-King Street bistro with a solid eye on France. The cassoulet that caused such a buzz is gone from the menu, but the decadent, oversize portion of pommes frites, double-fried in duck fat and served with fresh aïoli, remain. Salads are stand-outs from the simple salade verte served with tender Boston lettuce and a vinaigrette spiked with just the right amount of Dijon mustard to the more complicated (and hefty) salade de canard made with baby spinach, a rich, house-made pâté and both a tasty duck confit and smoked duck. The coquille St Jacques exceed expectations with their shallot-white wine-cream sauce. Entrées tilt a bit away from seafood. The tender lamb chops, napped with a rosemary jus, are sided by potatoes with a Gruyère and cream au gratin that will make you forget about the pommes frites. Among the seafood offerings is a pistou-based, brothy, shrimp and scallop dish that is set off by a topping of buttery puff pastry. Among the desserts look for the chocolate-laced profiteroles and tarte Tatin. The all-French wine list is well chosen and offers some very fine values.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Fourchette
Average rating    5
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A very special place
by lovetodine2401 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:48 am
I love this place. Charleston's French heredity is strong here, in the best and most authentic French restaurant in town. The owner is almost always present, greeting and serving and asking how you like things in a crisp French accent. The food is awesome. The salade verte is so fresh and the dressing is just perfect, light and tart with a little sweet note. Perig's mothers chicken recipe, Poulet Basquaise, is something he can never take off the menu, a perennial and personal favorite. The steak frite is also a 10, and moules frite delicious as well. You can tell I go there often. The wine selection is special, and both Perig Goulet and his wine guy Kevin are right on with their recommendations. The atmosphere is just Paris, especially on a dark, cool evening in Charleston. Upper King Design District is bustling too. Couldn't be better. Highly recommended.
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