(Originally posted 7/5/06)
In the Pike Place Market, we had lunch one day at the Cafe Campagne. This is the cafe part of the Campagne restaurant, a famed French place. We came for a light lunch and were very pleased with what we found.
We began by ordering a couple glasses of rose wine. They had a large list of roses by the glass, including the famed Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose, which I had. It was hot out and as we sat on the patio outside, it was good to sip a chilled rose.
We ordered the Brandade de morue, which is salt cod, olive oil, garlic and potato gratinée with toast. It was like a mini-Shepherd's pie. All of the ingredients were mixed together into a creamy whipped potato that spread easily over the toast. It was extremely delicious, with plenty of salt cod and a nice dose of garlic. We also had the Spanish tuna served on butter lettuce with verjus vinaigrette and a hard-cooked egg. A very simple dish but also well down with clearly fresh ingredients.
Service was good, prices were reasonable and the rest of the menu was enticing as well. Another place I would recommend.
1600 Post Alley at Pine
Phone: (206) 728-2233