Last updated on July 26th, 2018 at 11:02 am

If you’re visiting the Pike Place Market this small place is worth the find: Place Pigalle

Small intimate French bistrot in the heart of the market near Rachel the Pig. Though small, the view from the window tables is expansive taking in the waterfront, the Port of Seattle, the Big Wheel and the Olympics in the distance. The bar overlooks the entire space so happy hour would be fun here.

Started with a classic….the French Onion Gratinée soup…which was perfect on this cold Seattle day. Had a bite of the white truffle chicken apple salad then went a bit outside typical French fare with the the pasta of the day which was prepared using duck confit and sausage in a very light….not the typical Italian….tomato sauce….excellent! Complemented with a nice French Bordeaux.

On another visit we had samish bay osyters…..buttery and oh so rich and delicious, and the steamed mussels Pigalle. These were special and even though the balsamic vinaigrette sounds a bit odd, you need to give them a try. It’s a dish that, in the end, all that will be left are the shells!

The pot du crème was worth the extra calories.