Ballard—Beginning Monday, November 5 and running until the spring of next year, Bastille is bringing back its popular Monday night mussel promotion! Moules Monday features local Mediterranean mussels from Taylor Shellfish Farms, paired with ingredients from the Ballard Farmers Market purveyors and Bastille’s rooftop garden.
Every Monday from 5:30pm – 10pm throughout the restaurant, including both bars and the dining room, guests will have the opportunity to sample chef Jason Stoneburner’s daily market-inspired mussel dish. Guest can also enjoy a lovely Muscadet by the glass for $6. As an added Monday night bonus, Erik Carlson’s happy hour cocktail menu is available from 4:30pm to midnight in the Back Bar.
The preparation will change weekly, but guests can look forward to dishes such as: Moules steamed in Pernod, Confit Garlic, Fines Herbs, and Piment d’ Espelette, Moules with Roasted Anglet Peppers and Celeriac Velouté, Moules with Bacon Maison, Leeks, and Fennel Fronds, Moules Steamed in Rockridge Cider, Apples, Celery Leaves, and Crème Fraîche, Moules Aux Crémant, Moules a la Curry Maison, and Moules Persillade. Cost is $14 per bowl.
Located in Shelton, Washington, Taylor Shellfish Farms has been committed to clean water sustainable growing practice for over 100 years. The Mediterranean mussels are spawned with controlled water temperature in Taylor’s state-of-the-art hatchery. Mussel seed is nurtured with cultivated micro algae until hardy enough to be suspended on mesh ropes from rafts in the nutrient rich waters of South Puget Sound. Rope cultivating creates a fresh, never muddy taste. To learn more, visit www.taylorshellfishfarms.com.
Founded in 1990, the Ballard Farmers Market is located on historic Ballard Avenue NW, between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW. It is open every Sunday from 10am to 3pm, year round, rain, snow, sun and/or wind. To learn more, visit http://ballardfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/ballard-farmers-market.
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.