Susan Lucas of King Street Marketing Group confirms in a press release that cozy French eatery La Fourchette will shut its doors this week. (UPDATE: The waitstaff told diners, the last night of service would be October 15, tomorrow.) Lucas quotes chef/owner Perig Goulet saying, "I always welcome change and after eight years it's time for me to relax a bit and take a vacation." Goulet sold the space to Hall Hospitality Group LLC, owners of the neighboring Halls Chophouse. In the release, Lucas states that plans for the address are still up in the air.
La Fourchette and Perig Goulet Saying Au Revoir to King Street
CHARLESTON, SC --- Perig Goulet, Chef and owner of La Fourchette at 432 King Street, announced today that he has sold his iconic French Bistro to Hall Hospitality Group LLC. "I always welcome change and after eight years it's time for me to relax a bit and take a vacation," said Goulet, who plans to close this week. In 2011 La Fourchette was named one of the "Three Best French Bistros in North America" by The Cooking Channel's Unique Eats.
Goulet is best known for his warm welcome, charming accent and traditional bistro recipes, many of them from his mother's table in Brittany. "This is a nice opportunity for me to explore my ideas about Charleston dining, especially for the locals who have been so kind to me. I will be back. Bonsoir y'all."
Hall Hospitality Group LLC, owners of Halls Chophouse and Rita's Seaside Grille on Folly Beach, has not formalized plans for the neighboring space.