We visited Frenchette for a Saturday lunch, where they also offer brunch foods. They opened about a year ago. You enter into a good sized bar area that is comfortable and friendly and you can also snag a seat there to eat without a reservation. The large dining room held closely set tables some of which were matched to booth seating along a mid-room dividing wall. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu is not large but offers a number of tasty options. Eclectic music played in the background, the yellowish lights were lowered and the place was packed. They make their own charcuterie in house as well as pretzel rolls.
They served the table bread and butter. It was pre-sliced but still nicely fresh and soft with a good chewy crust.
We started with Duck Rillettes for the table. It came with armagnac prunes, some slaw and 2 slices of grilled toast. It was mildly flavored without a heavy liver taste. It did have a fat top which helped add richness to the lean meat. The toast had been buttered and grilled and had a wonderful crisp to it, but you could have used more. It was good.
Poulet Roti was a roast chicken with maitake and frites (or you could have a salad). It was a huge portion and nicely moist.
The fries were crisp and delicious.
Boudin Blanc was served on a pretzel roll with apple kohlrabi slaw and chips. The chips were crisp and tasted like they were made there. The soft, chewy bun went well with the tasty sausage.
Pork Schnitzel was served with German potatoes and huckleberry preserves. It was another nice large serving with moist meat inside a good fried coating.
Pork Goulash was made with braised cheek meat and served with spaetzle. The pork was tender and the sauce tasty. The pasta was well done for another fine plate of food.
For dessert the 4 of us split a Paris-Brest a la Pistache and it was plenty. This was an amazing rendition of a dessert I’ve had many times. A wonderful pistachio filling was mounded between the halves of a tasty pastry. It was terrific and I’d order it again if I get the chance.