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Restaurant Week - Fork

Bill E. | Sep 29, 2004 02:45 PM

Last year the remnants of a hurricane kept us from getting to dinner the night that we had reserved for RW. This year we had the hurricane again, but we prevailed. We had an early dinner and the place was quiet - it filled up nicely by 8:00 but never got too noisy which is a plus. I had the Bosc pear, pecan and prosciutto salad - very good greens and a nice vinagrette dressing. The WD enjoyed her beet salad with Jerusalem artichokes.

For an entree the WD, a former North Carolingian, ordered the pulled pork. She was nice enough to let me try it - coupled with mashed sweet potatos it had a very tangy and satisfying taste. I had the hanger steak with Aioli and frites. The steak itself was amazingly tender and done (rare) to perfection but I would have liked a bit more chimichurri with it.

Dessert for me was the fruit and cheese plate - I picked a 4 year-old Gouda, the bleu de Laqueuille and the reblochon. I've had slightly better cheeses direct from Downtown Cheese but I've paid more for them, too. Of the three the bleu was the clear winner. The grapes, apples and strawberries with the plate were all delicious and the bread was chewy and savory.

I see on Fork's site that they're about to renovate so you might want to get there while you can.

p.s. - it took us 2 hours to drive back home with all the major roads shut down, but it was worth the trip.


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