Chef-Owner Rob Sevcik returns to the neighborhood, this time with his own elegant brasserie serving lunch and dinner
Madison Valley has a new restaurant opening March 16, 2018 called Petite Galerie, but its chef/owner has a longstanding love affair of cooking for the neighborhood.
Over the past 10 years, Rob Sevcik served as the Chef de Cuisine of Thierry Rautureau’s nationally celebrated Rover’s in Seattle’s Madison Valley, as well as opening and establishing several restaurants, including Loulay, most recently. When Sevcik had the opportunity to occupy a former chocolate shop on 3131 East Madison, he saw the light-filled, well-maintained space as the perfect spot for his restaurant vision: a “studio” where he and his staff could spend their days creating new dishes and working with ingredients to explore taste, texture, and food.
The sparkling stemware and cream linens on the Petite Galerie tables belie the approachable pricing found at lunch and dinner. That’s because Sevcik designed the entire menu around “petite cuisine” or smaller-sized plates, eschewing the traditional first, second and third-course phasing. Expect high quality, seasonally appropriate food with a focus on excellent technique and ingredients showcasing French-influenced New American cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available and special dietary requests are diligently honored.
The menu is divided into four segments with daily changing ingredients: Land (meat), Sea (seafood), Earth (veggies) and Heaven (sweets). Guests have the option of ordering family style to share or selecting a few dishes to be served sequentially or letting the chef prepare something special based on guest preferences.
Dinner brings items such as:
- Iberico pork loin, brandy confit pear, couscous, whole grain mustard (Land).
- Pan seared sea scallop, sweet pea flan, manila clam butter (Sea).
- Baked garlic bread cheese, baguette, cornichon, Meyer lemon marmalade (Earth).
- Pan seared foie gras, baked apricot, cinnamon bread, spiced honey (Heaven).
Petite Galerie’s lunch menu offers open-faced gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, and slow-cooked comfort food, as well as lighter fare such as salads, seasonal quiche and chilled seafood (crab, tuna, prawns, and lobster). Also fun for lunch will be craft Italian sodas in which the guest mixes the final components at the table.
With years in the industry in Seattle, Sevcik has assembled a stellar team of servers and cooks. This includes Service Manager Tish Taitano, who crafted Petite Galerie’s unique and thoughtful wine list intended to perfectly complement the cuisine.
Petite Galerie is located at 3131 East Madison, Suite 100; phone 206-588-1682. Hours are Monday-Friday for lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner is served Tuesday-Saturday with the first seating at 5 p.m. and last seating at 9:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. To learn more visit petitegalerie-seattle.com.