Bastille Café & Bar

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 on Thursday, November 19 starting at 5:30pm

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For many decades, just past midnight on the third Thursday in each November, little villages all over the Beaujolais region in eastern France have come to life, hustling to get their many cases of Beaujolais Nouveau to Paris for the annual celebration of the young wine.

Seattleites can join in on the celebration at Bastille Café & Bar where popping bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau has become an annual tradition since the Ballard Avenue restaurant opened in 2009. Bastille will be pouring 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday, November 19 starting at 5:30pm for $3/taste, $6/glass, and $20/carafe.

Wine director James Lechner and his team have selected outstanding Beaujolais Nouveau producers to showcase the vibrancy of the Gamay grape. They’ve also selected additional wines from the Beaujolais region—older wines that provide an interesting contrast and demonstrate the variety of styles the region produces. Additional Beaujolais wines from the Gang of Four, a group of outstanding natural wine producers in Beaujolais, will be available by the taste, glass and bottle. Natural winemaking is an Old World technique of reducing winemaker intervention in the winery. The process results in especially vibrant, fresh exemplars of the Gamay grape.

Bastille will also showcase wines from producers of Cru Beaujolais, which come from the ten best villages of the area, and are well structured and full of minerality. Next to the light, fruity and young Beaujolais Nouveau these wines display the depth this southern French appellation is capable of. The Bastille team will be pouring 2.5oz tastes, 5oz glasses, 500ml carafes, and bottles from Jean Foillard, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thevenet, Domaine Diochon, Domaine Vissoux, Terres Dorée, Desvignes, Dupeuble and more.This broad selection will give guests a chance to compare villages, vineyards, vintners, and vintages.

Chef Jason Stoneburner has put together an accompanying small plates menu including Stuffed Gougères with chanterelle mushrooms and aged Comté cheese, Steak Tartare with truffle chips, and Butternut squash and leek croustillant. These and additional Beaujolais Nouveau small plates will be available for $9 all evening.

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Provence Prix-Fixe Menu
3 Courses for $35

Chickpea Panisses
Chickpea Flour Fries / Sea Salt / Black Pepper
paired with Routas, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, 2014

First Course
True Salad Niçoise
Artichoke / Fava Bean / Radish / Niçoise Olive / Soft Egg / Spring Onion / Anchovy
paired with Mas de Daumas Gassac "Guilhelm", Picpoul, Hérault, 2014

Second Course
Rabbit Bouillabaisse
Saffron / Fennel / Yukon Potato / Spicy Rouille / Grilled Baguette
paired with Chateau de L'Aumerade "Cuvée Sully", Côtes de Provence Cru Classé, 2012

Cherry Clafoutis / Pistachio ice cream
paired with Beaumalric, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, 2012

Wine pairingsWines from Provence will be offered in addition...

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Bastille Café & Bar is excited to announce the 2015 dates for our rooftop dinners. Due to a sell out series last summer, this year the rooftop dinner series moves to a weekly event, nearly doubling the amount of dinners available over last year.
There will be fourteen Monday evening dinners between June and September, each starting with a rooftop garden tour and featuring a multi-course, family-style meal with wine pairings.

Guests can arrive at 5:30pm for a rooftop garden tour with Colin McCrate and Brad Halm of Seattle Urban Farm Company. The tour begins in the bar with a Rooftop Garden inspired cocktail to sip while exploring the garden. Guests are seated for dinner under a cabana overlooking the ship canal at 6:30pm.

The family-style meals will highlight rooftop produce and ingredients grown from Bastille’s own Blue Tractor Farm in Redmond. Chef Jason Stoneburner will create the menu each week based what has been recently harvested. Sommelier Kristen Young will present wine pairings for each course.

Sample Menu with wine pairings:
Chilled Leek Soup - Charred Padrón Pepper / Anise Hyssop
2011 Moulin de Gassac 'Picpoul de Pinet' Languedoc, France

12 hour Cured King Salmon – Peppercress / Jade Cucumber / Slow Roasted Sun Gold Tomato / Young Garlic Preserve
2013 Maestracci Rose, Corsica, France

French Green Bean Salad - Smoked Washington Hazelnuts / House Made Fromage Blanc / Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette / Mint
2013 Pinson 'La Foret' 1er Cru Chablis, France

Grilled Short Rib - Sweet Peas / Spicy Radish / Lovage Potato Puree
2012 W.T. Vintners 'Gorgeous' Syrah, Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Bing Cherry Tarte Tatin - Black Cardamom Ice Cream
NV Renardat-Fache Cerdon de Bugey, France

The beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and the historic buildings of Ballard make for a scenic backdrop to the communal dinners. Each event is limited to 10 guests and cost is $150/person, which includes a rooftop garden tour, cocktail, food, wine, and 20% gratuity. Groups and/or individuals are welcome.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m. and are available via Brown Paper Tickets:

Rooftop Dinner Series Dates:
Monday, June 8
Monday, June 15
Monday, June 22
Monday, June 29
Monday, July 6
Monday, July 20
Monday, July 27
Monday, August 3
Monday, August 10
Monday, August 17
Monday, August 24
Monday, August 31
Monday, September 14
Monday, September 21

Last year the dinners sold out quickly, so act fast to reserve a spot for this unforgettable Seattle summer experience.

The Seattle Urban Farm Company designs, builds, and maintains food gardens. They work with homeowners, restaurants, businesses, and property managers to set up beautiful, productive, edible landscapes. To learn more, visit

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Holiday Hours: Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Christmas Eve Dinner: 4pm - 8pm
New Year's Eve Dinner: 5pm-12am; Back Bar until 2am.
New Year's Day: open early at 3pm

Happy Hour: Everyday 4:30pm-6pm and
Sunday - Thursday 10pm-11pm

Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday 5:30-10pm 
Friday - Saturday 5:30-11pm

Late Night Dining: Sunday - Thursday 'til 11pm 
Friday & Saturday 'til 12am

Sunday Brunch: 10am - 3pm