La Fourchette's Poulet Basquaise aux Olives is a sumptuously savory chicken stew with garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers and black olives. This is truly a culinary delight. Even better, it's owner Perig Goulet's mother's recipe.
“I could never take the Poulet Basquaise off the menu," he says in a genuinely charming accent, "First of all, because it is my mother’s recipe it is very special to me. Secondly, I have customers who may visit Charleston only once or twice a year coming from New York or Boston or Atlanta. They always want my chicken."
Pair that with La Salade Verte, simple and very fresh, served with a perfectly light touch of La Fourchette's own vinaigrette. A little tangy, very French--tres bien! I would go to this place for the dressing alone, it's that good.
Of course it can't be November in France or anywhere else in the world without a bit of hubbub about the Beaujolais Nouveau. “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” is a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition at La Fourchette.
Go there. La Fourchette is located at 432 King Street in the Upper King Design District.[Urbanspoon ROCKS]