Any Saint Heliers resident knows of the virtuous French fare on offer at La Fourchette. Owners Romain and Natalie Le Gal have made a name for themselves — not only by way of their presence in the Eastern Bays but also via their quaint Britomart address L’Assiette — for having that utterly authentic touch when it comes to our favourite Gallic delicacies, pastries et al. So we couldn’t be more pleased to hear the news that would be continuing to proliferate their delicious goods in yet another locale, Wynyard Quarter’s new La Petite Fourchette.
Having long wanted to open a dedicated patisserie/sandwicherie and kitchen, where food is made fresh throughout the day, the couple discovered a prime location in the long, narrow space that boasts plenty of frontage on Daldy Street. Natalie’s sister, Natasha Markham of MAUD Architecture and Urban Design, completed the modern fit out, adhering to a dark, charcoal colour palette so that the food is what stands out. The nature of the layout also means the process of ‘making’ is very much on display, helmed by Head Patissier Vatthana Boulom, a French national who has spent the last five years working for the some of the top patissiers in Paris.
Offering an enticingly authentic array of patisserie, viennoiserie, salads, sandwiches and quiches — the miso and mushroom is out of this world — it’s hard to put a foot wrong when ordering from the menu of classic French recipes, at times with the occasional exotic ingredient thrown in. With the knowledge that everything is made fresh daily from scratch by people who care deeply about quality and technique, La Petite Fourchette is setting a new standard for all things French and edible in the heart of downtown Auckland.
For more information, visit La Petite Fourchette’s Facebook page here.
Monday to Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm
La Petite Forchette
85 Daldy St
(09) 869 3360