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Cépaé Tasting Room and La Parisienne French Bakery
There's a cool wine bar-meets French bakery in Bellevue that's proving a unique destination for a variety of reasons. In the Cépaé Tasting Room (pronounced 'Seh-pay-eh), patrons enjoy the largest... Read More
There's a cool wine bar-meets French bakery in Bellevue that's proving a unique destination for a variety of reasons. In the Cépaé Tasting Room (pronounced 'Seh-pay-eh), patrons enjoy the largest selection of wines by the glass offered in the region (with an emphasis on Old-World options). The venue uses the Le Verre du Vin system, allowing capacity for its entire portfolio of 120-plus bottles to be poured by the glass. French owner Julien Hervet is breaking the mold by importing European wines that no one else here sells (the venue represents world-renowned winemaker Bernard Magrez Vignobles exclusively for Washington State). Sharing the sleek, airy space, La Parisienne French Bakery features delicious food that seemingly transports diners as they dive into a delectably authentic croissant, pain au chocolate, quiche and tartine offerings. The lunchtime menu focuses on classic French fare like the Salade Niçoise and Soup à l'Oignon.
- Bellevue's Best Lunch: "More than 85 percent of the wines available cost $20 or less by the glass, allowing patrons to try a vasty array of varietals. Be sure to pick up a bottle or two in the retail shop before heading home!"
- Best for Bellevue's Best Lunch Because: Savor the best of Old-World wine and authentic, fresh fare in Bellevue's Cépaé Tasting Room and La Parisienne French Bakery.