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A Simple Dinner at Luc

20130404-065141.jpg I promised I would try and highlight a Seattle eatery each month, so Luc is the next establishment on the culinary Emerald City tour. Luc is owned by James Beard award winning chef, Thierry Rautureau, of Rover’s fame. Luc is a French-American café and bar named after the The Chef in the Hat’s (Thierry’s nickname) father, Luc Rautureau. It is a relaxed place, focused on casual dining in contrast to the much more formal and fine dining experience at Rover’s. The food rocks!

20130404-070421.jpg My season ending white bean cassoulet was spectacular. I start going into mourning that the dish is going away for the warm months ahead, so I have it every chance I can in the Spring. TPS had the steak frites, which he said was divine, and it looked equally divine. We washed it all down with a carafe of Luc’s Syrah, from Wilridge Winery. Which was spot-on with what we were having for dinner.

20130404-071030.jpg Luc has a relaxed yet lively bistro vibe, perfect for a simple Wednesday meal out. Perfect really any night of the week. Luc

I snapped the top photo of the neon Luc sign as we were leaving. The Camera+ app I use for taking photos with my iPhone was having troubles adjusting to how bright the sign was with the contrast of the night sky. I kind of like how hazy it turned out though. Happy Thursday!