The Queen Anne neighborhood has lost its offering of French cuisine for the time being, so LloydMartin is taking a new tack and serving up French bistro food! Our restaurant is excited to highlight this beloved cuisine, using the incredible bounty the Pacific Northwest has to offer in produce and beyond.
Chef Sam is going directly to local farms to pick out the produce he’s using to craft these French dishes. Right now, we’re seeing some lovely beets, corn, tomatoes, and potatoes – just to name a few. Some ingredients are coming from Cascade Blueberry Farm in Custer, WA, while others are here from Sam’s family farm. We also have some delicious local honey from Ferndale. Natural flavor is definitely our focus, with French style!
The chef is using this bounty to produce some classic French preparations. The Tamworth pork rillettes are a must-have appetizer, served with Dijon mustard and cornichons. For an excellent entrée dish, try the Duck Confit with orange and watercress. Another item that represents the seasonal offering to a ‘T’ is Pork Roast & Belly, which is roasted with herbs and served with marinated squash, apple, and mustard.
Of course, we can’t have French without the wine! Some truly delightful bottles are shown above, but we want to highlight some particularly great deals… The Chateau La Fleur Milon 2007 Pauillac and Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2010 Saint Julien are two fantastic Bordeaux wines. A wonderful white wine is the Egon Muller Chateau Bela Riesling (Slovakian). The Chateau Moncontour 2012 Vouvray Brut is also an excellent sparkling wine.
In early October, we will be celebrating four years of LloydMartin! Saturday, October 3rd is the main event! Stay tuned for details on our formal tasting dinner for the evening, featuring a celebration of our favorite dishes in our 4-year history.
Throughout October, LloydMartin will transform its menu into prix-fixe only, with three courses for approximately $45-75 each night. We plan to continue our exploration of French cooking throughout the fall.
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