Chiefly as postpositive. Eaten with a fork, indicating a meal of such substance and content as to require simple cutlery. Frequently in "breakfast à la fourchette": a hearty breakfast typically eaten late morning or at lunchtime. Compare "déjeuner à la fourchette", "fork-breakfast".
Usually in European contexts.
Early 19th century. From French à la fourchette from à la + fourchette.