Photo credit to Bastille Cafe and Bar
SEATTLE, June 6, 2012 – Bastille’s June 11 and June 18 “Meet the Producer” happy hour will focus on local distillers. These special happy hours will take place in the front bar area from 4:30pm – 6pm.
On Monday, June 11, Steven Stone of Sound Spirits will be on hand to talk Ebb + Flow Vodka and Gin, Sound Spirits Aquavit, Old Tom Gin and “Vow of Silence” Herbal Liqueur. Bastille’s barman, Erik Carlson will create two special cocktails for $8 each, and Stone will provide guests with samples of his products.
On Monday, June 18, Erik Chapman of Sun Liquor Distillery will join Carlson behind the bar. They will offer two different $8 cocktails featuring Sun Liquor products and also have samples for guests. Not to worry, both Erik’s can talk while they create fabulous drinks!
Chef Jason Stoneburner’s happy hour menu will be available. Guests can look forward to a selection of Tartines for $2, Beef Cheek Gougères for $5, Petite Moules Frites for $8, Falafel for $5, Croque Monsieur for $6, Bastille Burger for $8, and Dinah’s Cheese with white wine gelée and spiced hazelnuts for $7. Erik Carlson’s happy hour cocktails will also be available.
Future “Meet the Producer” Happy Hours will include winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans. Each happy hour will showcase specific products and have them available for guests to enjoy. A representative will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about their area of expertise and passion. New producers are being confirmed daily, and the goal is to makes this a weekly event.
Save the Date:
July 12 – Special Thursday “Meet the Producer” with Benjamin Jones, owner of Rhum JM and Clement Rhum Agricole
July 16 – Dragos Axinte of Novo Fogo Cachaca
Sound Spirits’ Ebb + Flow Vodka and Gin were the first craft spirits to be distilled in Seattle since Prohibition. All of the Sound Spirits products are made one slow batch at a time from the finest ingredients. To learn more, visit www.drinksoundspirits.com.
Sun Liquor Distillery is a cocktail bar and distillery located on Capitol Hill. The Hedge Trimmer Gin and Sun Liquor Vodka are made in small batches onsite. To learn more, visit www.sunliquor.com.
Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden. The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. Bastille is open 4:30pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday and until 2am Thursday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday. Bastille is available for private parties. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.5014 or visit www.bastilleseattle.com.
Bastille Café & Bar is located at 5307 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington