What do you get when you cross Paris and Seattle’s Pike Place Market, two of my favorite food destinations? Their off-spring would be the casual Cafe Campagne and the slightly less casual restaurant upstairs, Campagne, where we chose to dine.

is located in the Pike Place Market, off of a charming courtyard complete with cobblestone streets, picturesque views, and a large cherry tree, which is tres magnifique when in bloom. The french-bistro atmosphere continues inside with Campagne’s dijon- mustard colored walls, soft french music playing in the background, a superb wine list, and addictive hot gougeres (savory cheese puffs) to nibble while you peruse the country french menu.

We started off with the ASSIETTE DE CHARCUTERIE, ( made in-house) served with crusty bread, mustards and pickled veggies and then decided to share the POULET POUR DEUX Herb-stuffed and roasted Rickman Gulch Farm organic chicken served on wild mushroom ragoût, for two. They were a little skimpy on our mushrooms but the dish had some seriously intense flavors working. The PETIT PAIN AUX FIGUES ,spiced figgy cake with pomegranate coulis and honey-vanilla ice cream provided the perfect ending, until we were delivered a couple of dark-chocolate truffles with the bill which Really were the perfect ending.

If you happen top be in Seattle this June, you’ll want to check out

DRINK PINK! – 14 June 2008

Discover your passion for rosé wines.

Join us on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 2 – 5 PM in Campagne’s courtyard* for our annual hommage to pink wine. The cost to attend is $15 per person which may be paid at the door. Admission includes your first glass of rosé and passed hors d’oeuvre à la Niçoise (small bites prepared in the style of Nice) by Chef Daisley Gordon. Directeur du vin Cyril Fréchier has compiled a lovely list of rosé wines which will be available for purchase by the taste, glass and bottle.

86 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-2800