Another very happy happy-hour debut: Luc, Thierry Rautureau’s more modestly priced cafe just down the block from his more fancypants Rovers, will introduces a new late-night happy hour on Sunday, September 12.
It runs from Sunday through Thursday, from 10pm to midnight and will likely be welcomed heartily by Madison Valley residents—it’s not a neighborhood rich in things to do after 10pm.
The deal is $4 small plates: among these will be beef skewers, oysters, and pommes soufflés. Of that last dish, Seattle Met restaurant critic Kathryn Robinson writes: “a labor-intensive regimen of blanching, cooling, and thrice-frying potatoes yields a crop of puffy fries, air-filled like souffles with moist, almost creamy interiors and impossibly crispy crusts. Best appetizer in the city right now, folks.” (Read her full review here.)
House wines are $4 whites, reds, and roses from Wildridge winery. A cocktail special is in the works. Rainier beers are $1 and are rumored to pair well with thrice-fried potatoes.