Monday, September 22, 2008


...are a blessing.

Our senses have an amazing way of bringing us back to a special moment in the past. Taste and smell, I think, are particularly good at this.

I was elated on Saturday to have the opportunity to spend another morning brunch with the man I love! Since this was our second meal out this week we decided to try something new, and I had been very curious about a certain little cafe ever since walking past if a few weeks ago.

The whole morning was perfect. Perfect, I tell you! But I'm getting ahead of myself- let me start at the beginning...

Saturday morning was the first of what seems like is going to be a series of many rainy days. Saturday mornings happen to be the time when I mind this the least, because I usually spend them cuddled up in bed and watching the rain outside my window. After waking up slowly and checking our email and things, we set out for a little place I had seen called La Cote (pronounce "La Chhhhkkhkhchote") Creperie. For those of you who care, it's owned by Laurent Gabrel, the (of course) French chef who also owns the fancier Voila! Bistro right next door.

The cafe is absolutely tiny (by American standards, that is) and soooo cute; all decorated in white and blue and natural wood. More importantly, the food was tres bon! I ordered vichisoi and Raj got a crepe filled with all kinds of good things. For dessert we shared a lemon sugar crepe. I cannot tell you how it took me back to the amazing time I had in Europe nearly exactly one year ago today.

Between the French music playing, the extremely authentic food, the two men speaking French at the table next to us, and the couple drinking wine at 11 am, I could have sworn I was back in Paris (all that was missing was the cigarette smoke)!

We enjoyed out food oh so much and felt warm from the inside out as we watched the rain pour outside the windows. Lastly, in true European fashion the server did not bring our check until we asked for it, so we sat and sipped our tea and lattes without feeling hurried out the door. I will definitely be going back.

Your assignment today: Think of a favorite dish or just any food that brings you fond memories. EAT IT!

La Cote Creperie
2811 E Madison St
(between E 28th Ave & E 29th Ave)
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-9800


Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
closed Monday.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love the buckwheat crepes at La Cote. Glad that you two discovered it as well.