News reaches us of a new bistro hitting Hackney this month - with a chef who's worked with Pierre Gagnaire and Alain Ducasse.
Bouchon Fourchette will be a small French bistro (seating around 50) on Mare Street. Its chef Jeremy Huguet has worked for Alain Ducasse at Spoon in St Tropez and Gagnaire at Les Airelles in Courcheval and he'll be specialising in "fresh and rustique" French recipes at the new bistro. They're aiming for a French retro bistro look - with a small bar at the entrance if you fancy popping in for a quick coffee or a glass of wine.
Food-wise there will be plenty of "pour l'apero" sharing dishes like rillette and toasts for £4, saucisson for £3.50 and snails in garlic butter at £6. A la carte mains include coq au vin £10, duck confit for £11 and courgette gratin at £8. There's also a traditional French raclette fondue-like dish where you'll melt the raclette at the table - accompanied with boiled potates, cured ham, saucisson, cornichons at £12 per person.
For dessert, try their family recipe of "a rich chocolate slice", pear poached in red wine, creme caramel, and Chocolat Liegeois to share.
Bouchon Fourchette opens on February 21st at 171 Mare St, London E8 3RH. There's a 50% off a la carte food for the first week. To book, call them on 0208 986 2702 or email at email@example.com.