FoodableTV | Four French Bistros Enticing Seattle Consumers

FoodableTV | Four French Bistros Enticing Seattle Consumers

 

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FoodableTV | Four French Bistros Enticing Seattle Consumers

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

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Here’s my latest feature on Foodable TV…

Seattle’s love affair with French bistros proves to be more than a passing fling. French cuisine, long considered the epicenter of the epicurean world, emerges as an enduring courtesan in the Emerald City, one that tempts even the most jaded of palates. Today, Seattle Grande dames like Maximilien Restaurant, Place Pigalle, Cafe Campagne, Loulay, and Le Pichet share the stage with a burgeoning bistro scene. Here, FoodableTV sneaks a peak behind the curtain of some of Seattle’s sexiest French bistros for secrets to their seductive powers. Read more here

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Restaurant Intervention: Le Caviste, Seattle

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binNotes reprises ‘Restaurant Intervention’ for a cameo appearance by Le Caviste ¬†in downtown Seattle. Luckily, no intervention required…

By L. M. Archer, FWS

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Need an authentic Parisian bistrot-à-vins fix? Alors! Look further than Le Caviste in downtown Seattle.

Le Caviste channels all the best features¬†of that favorite little Parisian bistro you’ve secretly dreamed about¬†revisiting¬†someday¬†–¬†you know the one…tucked away in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower (or, in this case, The¬†Space Needle…) with¬†quaint¬†chalk board menus offering up the daily plats du jour and wines by the glass, charming butcher-papered tables, and that inimitable¬†French¬†bonhomie.

Le Caviste has it all, including a truly Parisian-inspired wine list.

Let’s talk about the wine list. Both white and red lists¬†feature affordable,¬†everyday regional¬†wines by the glass or bottle. Whenever possible, wines sourced reflect organic and sustainable vineyard practices.

Delightful finds include a blanc and rouge from ¬†France’s¬†Savoie, as well as those from¬†the more familiar¬†Loire, Rhone, Bordeaux, and Burgundy regions. In search of something a bit more complex? Look for a hidden gem or two¬†premier crus tucked among the carte des vins, with uncharacteristically modest prestige pricing to match.

Generous plats du jour groan with locally sourced bread, eggs and mushrooms, charcuterie, artisan cheese, imported fish and  olives Р all designed to stave off hunger and mitigate excess wine intake.   On your way out, a sweet little retail section beckons with tasty little take-out bottles at ridiculous retail prices.

But before you exit, ¬†check out owner and oenophile David Butler’s lovingly compiled list of best¬†wine bistros¬†in ParisIt’ll make you want to jump-start your return¬†to the City of Lights someday…with a few stops at Le Caviste for inspiration!

Sante!

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Le Caviste  | 1919 7th Avenue | Seattle, WA 98101 | 206.728.2657

4 to Midnight Tuesday through Saturday


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Thank you:

David Butler, Owner – Le Caviste | Seattle