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Posted by J e Kendall on 05/10/2014
We have enjoyed La Forchette for over 30 years. It's like a tiny treat of trip to Paris and a reminder that not all cuisine has to be nouvelle or a la mode as it were~~La Fourchette is a rare vestige of the days when dining was an experience, when food mixed with culture; when perfection took the place of reduction; when fusion pertained only to jazz. La Fourcette serves delicious, rich art and lots of it. Please, please stay another 20 years. My favorite: The Sweetbreads, bien sur...oh la la la! Magnifique
Posted by Richard C on 09/25/2010
In the Movie St. Elmo's Fire from 1985 ,When the 2 guys (Estervez and McCarthy) come out of Fluff and Fold place , look across the street and you get a great shot of La Fourchette from circa 1985!! It's about 20 minutes into the movie
Posted by Alexandra G on 05/27/2010
Restaurants open and close in DC with alarming regularity and we should celebrate the longevity of a place like this one in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. And stopping by to enjoy an omelette or something sturdier, such as the crock of French onion soup or a bowl of mussels, is one way to thank the owners -- a husband and wife team who have fed us well for these many years -- for sticking to the basics: Fine ingredients simply prepared. No meal here would satisfy without dessert, and the selections come to your table on a tray. The old-fashion delight, the floating island, will inspire warm memories of comfort food if you are of a certain age. It’s a simple concoction of a delicate meringue floating in a pool of crème anglaise and finding this classic speaks well for the owners’ determination to keep their food from becoming trendy. But maybe you’ll find the apple tarte tatin more to your liking, which is really an inverted apple pie with a caramel undertone and a hint of spicing. And, not to be missed is the weekend brunch menu, a mix of poached eggs, crêpes, and omelettes, all with a French twist, as well as some more Americanized faves, such as French toast (using a baguette), a short stack of pancakes, chicken sausages with mashed potatoes, and steak and eggs. This old-timer is reminiscent of a kinder and gentler Washington, when neighborhood restaurants comprised the dining scene. Now every place seems so high-tech and, well, presumptuous, that finding La Fourchette is rather refreshing.