|Loulay sign above kitchen.|
It was my birthday recently and for my Birthday dinner, my friends took me out to eat at Loulay Kitchen and Bar, Thierry Rautureau's newest restaurant in downtown Seattle. I'm a big fan of Chef Rautureau's other restaurant, Luc in Madison Valley, so I was excited to try out his latest restaurant. Loulay is named for chef Thierry Rautureau's hometown of Saint Hilaire de Loulay in France. The restaurant is located at Sixth and Union on the Sheraton Hotel block.
|Huge mirror and lights at Loulay.|
|View of dining area from balcony at Loulay.|
I loved the energy of the restaurant. All areas were full of diners enjoying their food and wine. I can easily see Loulay becoming one of my favorite Seattle restaurants.
|Amuse Bouche of Ceviche on toasted baguette.|
|Appetizers of Beet Salad, Duck Sliders, and Crab Beignets.|
|Lamb and Polenta|
For my main course, I chose the Lamb and Polenta. As expected, I was not disappointed. The lamb was tender and the delicious sauce gave the dish so much flavor.
|Beignets with sour apples, malt ice cream, and caramel.|
For dessert, we ordered the Beignets with sour apples, malt ice cream and caramel. The powdered beignets were reminiscent of the ones I've tried at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.
|Chocolate Truffle Cake with a praline bar, lemon cremeux, roasted white chocolate ice milk.|
I also ordered the Chocolate Truffle Cake. It was complete with a praline bar, lemon cremeux and roasted white chocolate ice milk. This dessert was the perfect finish to an amazing night of delicious food.
|It was a pleasure meeting The Chef in the Hat, Thierry Rautureau.|
Chef Rautureau was nice enough to take a picture with us. He is an amazing Chef and I wish him all the best with Loulay. I will definitely be back for many visits.