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Quintessentially Continental

La Foret's classic dishes have long-term appeal.


Since late 2017, La Forêt, a beloved bastion of old-world elegance and superlative service, has been under new ownership, but brothers Maurice and Giuseppe Carrubba love preserving history (the building dates to 1848 as a boarding house for quicksilver miners). The same kitchen staff for over 30 years still puts forth iconic continental classics that made it an institution. Think escargot, Chambord-poached salmon, and tournedos of beef with chanterelles and ginger brandy. Game to impress with roasted elk loin, wild boar and venison, lobster ravioli and a bone-in ribeye have recently been added. Cap off the perfect evening with the famous Grand Marnier souffle. And alfresco creekside dining debuts soon, with bottle service and light fare. 21747 Bertram Road, San Jose, 408.997.3458


Originally published in the April/May issue of Silicon Valley

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