Le Caviste, Wine Bar

Le Caviste is a small and cozy place, ideal for a glass wine and some delicious cheeses and charcuterie.



They only serve French wine but no need to be a connoisseur, the waiter will help you choose what they think you will like  It is not a snobbish Wine Bar with a fake French style, but an authentic and very friendly place. It really reminded us of France.


Everything we had was very good: saucisson, tome, terrine, French butter, cornichons, and bread (refilled without asking).

Great place to go for a Happy hour or before heading to the theatre or a concert.

Le Caviste 1919 7th ave (click on the address to see the map)


Honoré Bakery

Update on 6/10/2016: Unfortunately Honoré Bakery has been sold.

What should I try? Tough decision to make!

Everything was so refined and tempting. We came back home with a fantastic Pain au Levain, a Chocolate and Salted Caramel tart (maybe too much caramel), and a pretty good Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut mousse. I need to go back for the Kouign Aman. They have a fabulous one at Crumble and Flake but I would like to try this one.

Honoré Bakery 1413 NW 70th Street


La galette des rois, a French Tradition

“La galette des rois” is a French tradition to celebrate the Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men. Everywhere in France,  at home, at the office, and even in schools you share a galette des rois several times during the month of January .

Inside each galette is hidden a “fève”. This is a small porcelaine figurine. If you find the fève in your slice of galette, you are declared the King or Queen and you get the paper crown.

The typical galette is made of puff pastry filled with almond cream. You can find some in the Seattle area.

This year I tried the galette from Petit Pierre Bakery and Le Panier but I still need to visit Le Fournil, and La Parisienne.