Xiao Bao Celebrates Beaujolais Noveau With French Bistro Menu

Modern Vietnamese cuisine was deeply influenced by French colonization, and Xiao Bao Biscuit this weekend is making the connection explicit with a French bistro-style dinner.

The restaurant on Saturday will celebrate the release of Beaujolais Noveau by giving its kitchen staff a chance to flaunt their fine dining backgrounds; although the a la carte menu hasn’t yet been released , owner Joey Ryan says it will consist of traditional French dishes.

“Music to match,” he promises.

La Fourchette Closing This Week

AR-307089906.jpg&maxw=640&q=100Confirming a rumor first reported this morning by Eater Charleston, La Fourchette today announced its imminent closure.

According to a press release, chef and owner Perig Goulet sold the eight-year old French bistro to Hall Hospitality Group LLC, which operates the adjoining Halls Chophouse. Halls has not yet revealed how it intends to use the space.

The release doesn’t list an exact date for the closing, but it’s scheduled to occur “this week.”

“I will be back,” Goulet is quoted as saying. “Bonsoir y’all.”