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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.


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