French chefs have a flair for the dramatic that compels them to set their desserts on fire and slice their croissants with guillotines. Execute caution with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of dinner Tuesday – Thursday
- $19 for two Groupons, each good for $20 worth of brunch or lunch
Brunch includes entrees such as a sausage, blue cheese, and fried egg Spanish pile up ($10), and chicken and waffles ($12). The lunch menu presents eaters with $7 sandwiches including gruyere and roast beef, and $12 entrees that range from pan-seared pork medallions to a roasted two beet salad with quinoa.
The seasonal dinner menu serves up carrot soup ($6), ricotta gnocchi ($18), a signature French bean stew with pork and house-cured pancetta ($25), and sides of macaroni gratin ($7) and hand-cut fries with crème fraiche ($6).
Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. For the second option, each voucher must be used between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday — Saturday, or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Following her culinary curiosity all the way to Varcaturo, Italy, Tiffany Hudson’s found herself learning dry farming and food preservation. More importantly, she discovered how a dinner can bring a community together. After coming back to the States, Tiffany teamed up with Chef Martin Woods whose resume includes serving as opening sous chef at Bastille as well as executive chef at Re:Public. Together, the two created Cassoulet Café, an eatery that serves seasonal French cuisine amid a communal table.
And the collaboration isn’t running short on admirers. Writer Sally Wolff for the Cascadia Weekly praised Cassoulet as “evok[ing] the atmosphere of a country kitchen in France” complete with “heavy plates of well-made food.” These ever-changing entrees have included bacon cinnamon rolls for brunch, ratatouille for lunch, and goat cheese pansotti pasta for dinner, accompanied by specialty cocktails and ciders. Chef Martin also serves up the restaurant’s signature French bean stew bursting with duck and house-cured pancetta.
Along with promoting conversation amongst diners, Cassoulet Café fosters green living. This includes using fresh ingredients from local farms as well as reducing their carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds of CO2 emission. That accomplishment earned the restaurant a 2012 Sustainable Practice Leader award from General Biodiesel, a company named after the first robot five-star general in U.S. history.