Forking Restaurants

“Locally Owned. Locally Operated. Locally Loved.”

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OVINTE – WINES BY THE GLASS

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OVINTE – Yelp Rating 

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BISTRO AIX – CRAFT COCKTAILS 

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BISTRO AIX – Yelp Rating 

About FAR

WHO'S FORKING

Forking Amazing Restaurants operates a collection of restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida. Ranging from the rustic and sophisticated culinary adventure at Bistro AIX, one of Jacksonville’s most iconic eateries, to Ovinté, a modern style dining space serving seasonal entrées inspired by the Spanish and Italian flavors, our restaurants provide unique dining experiences that explore the intricate relationships between food and wine.

OUR FORKING MISSION

Our collection of restaurants are united by the same goal - to provide exceptional service to our loyal guests.

GREAT FORKING FRIENDS

What do an egg farmer and a New Orleans native and food lover have in common? A shared passion for travel, food and wine.

Forking Amazing Restaurants founders Jacques Klempf and Fraser Burns were brought together by their adventurous foodie attitudes and love for great wine and mutual passion for travel, food and family. In 2012, they took their friendship to the next level and formed a business partnership to create Ovinté, a restaurant concept that embodies the foundation of their friendship. The owner/operators have subsequently expanded their growing restaurant holdings to include these fine dining establishments: Ovinte, Bistro AIX, Il Desco, Cowford Chophouse and Burlock and Barrel. In their free time, Jacques and Fraser have been known to have steak cook-offs, oyster shucking parties and spontaneously create unique and wacky martinis at dinner parties with family and friends.

Forking Food & Spirits

Manhattan Perfected

Manhattan Perfected

Patio – Bocce Court

Patio – Bocce Court

DB-9

DB-9

50/50 Sliders with Truffle Fries

50/50 Sliders with Truffle Fries

Ovinte Bar

Ovinte Bar

Stoned Fiz

Stoned Fiz

Bistro AIX Patio

Bistro AIX Patio

Dining Room

Dining Room

Ovinte Bar

Ovinte Bar

Smores

Smores

Cheese Plate

Cheese Plate

Lounge

Lounge

Bistro AIX Building

Bistro AIX Building

Blue Cheese Chips

Blue Cheese Chips

Bar X

Bar X

Craft Cocktails

Craft Cocktails

Clams

Clams

Ovinte Building

Ovinte Building

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The Forking Team

We believe in quality food, regional ingredients, good wine with friends and elegant surroundings.

Jacques Klempf

Jacques Klempf

(Forking Amazing) Co-Founder & Partner
Fraser Burns

Fraser Burns

(Forking Amazing) Co-Founder & Partner
Ian Lynch

Ian Lynch

(Forking Amazing) Executive Chef
Matt Mannick

Matt Mannick

(Forking Amazing) Director of Restaurant Operations
Alexandria Klempf

Alexandria Klempf

(Forking Amazing) Director of Operations
Zeke Mears

Zeke Mears

(Forking Amazing) Executive Chef de Cuisine
Lauren Cate

Lauren Cate

(Forking Amazing) Controller
Nicholas Parks

Nicholas Parks

(Forking Amazing) Marketing & Graphic Design
Jacques Klempf

Jacques Klempf

(Forking Amazing) Co-Founder & Partner
Fraser Burns

Fraser Burns

(Forking Amazing) Co-Founder & Partner
Ian Lynch

Ian Lynch

(Forking Amazing) Executive Chef
Matt Mannick

Matt Mannick

(Forking Amazing) Director of Restaurant Operations
Alexandria Klempf

Alexandria Klempf

(Forking Amazing) Director of Operations
Zeke Mears

Zeke Mears

(Forking Amazing) Executive Chef de Cuisine
Lauren Cate

Lauren Cate

(Forking Amazing) Controller
Nicholas Parks

Nicholas Parks

(Forking Amazing) Marketing & Graphic Design