For more than 40 years, Fromagerie has been a landmark restaurant in Rumson, an area along the Jersey Shore originally settled in 1663 and nestled between the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and the Atlantic Ocean. Owners and brothers Markus and Hubert Peter hired David in the kitchen during his early years, realized his talents and mentored this emerging young chef. As their professional relationship evolved into friendship, and as David's talent and career grew, he continued to stay in touch with his friends, and often returned to visit the Fromagerie that he loved. David would often say that when the Peters were ready, it was his hope and dream to one day buy Fromagerie, which he purchased in 2006. Fitting that the torch be passed to David through this sentimental purchase, he continues to give every customer the best in fine dining with the kind of warmth and hospitality that few restaurants ever achieve, perpetuating the Peters' original vision for the Fromagerie.
Lovers of the original Fromagerie will welcome mainstay dishes such as the classic Fromagerie Onion Soup (Paris Market Style) complemented by David's signature dishes from start to finish, including Hot and Angry Lobster Cocktail - voted the #1 lobster dish in New York - to creative and clever variations on classic desserts such as David Burke's Cheesecake Lollipop Tree. In homage to the abundant produce and seafood of his native Garden State, David's dishes feature seasonal and local offerings. The Chef's Tasting Menu is a view into the mind of the chef, replete with Burke's handwritten notes and cartoons in the margins.