In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s moustache during dinner without asking first. Feast around the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine French cuisine and wines at La Fourchette on King Street.
La Fourchette delights diners with a menu of refined dishes sporting authentic French flavors. Anchor your palate to an appetizer such as mussels steamed with shallots, butter, garlic, and white wine ($12) or sautéed scallops in white-wine cream sauce ($13.50), or start starchily with pommes frites double-fried in duck fat ($7.50). Sea-meat lovers can up the appetite ante with fishy fare such as salmon steamed in parchment ($22) or grilled swordfish topped with black-truffle butter ($23), or they can opt for shrimp and scallops ($24), which are served in a light broth with pesto, tomatoes, puff pastry, and asparagus. French shepherds pie blends pulled, braised pork with a potato puree and gruyere cheese ($19.50), while tagliatelle pasta with duck confit, lardons, and mushrooms ($15.50) feeds the rumors that France and Italy are, in fact, the same country.
La Fourchette augments its savory standouts with a Franco-centric wine list, giving taste buds the epicurean equivalent of a float down the Seine on a baguette raft. A relaxed atmosphere fills the restaurant with a classic bistro feel, leaving diners comfortable and cozy, occasionally inspiring spontaneous acts of new-wave cinema.
- Always packed and lively, the tight seating and loud conversation exemplify the Parisian ideal. You might just think you've arrived on the left bank of the Seine when you venture inside. – Jeff Allen, Charleston City Paper
- La Fourchette is a great place to check out because it combines the decadence of French food with a very approachable menu and wonderful environment. They offer the classics that you would expect, as well as modern interpretation of French ingredients. The highights [sic] of our meal were the beef tartare, the hangar steak, and the cream of cauliflower soup. – charlestonbiker, TripAdvisor
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432 King St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29403Get Directions