Post Profile

Legendary Restaurant Owner to Resurface on Capitol Hill

Bruce Naftaly comes out of retirement When Ballard's legendary fine-dining restaurant Le Gourmand closed in 2012, it was the end of an era in Seattle. Pioneering owner Bruce Naftaly and his wife Sara had helped usher in a whole generation of farm-to-table, seasonal Northwest restaurants with their restaurant, which Bruce opened in 1985. But running a restaurant is tough stuff, and Bruce retired when he closed the restaurant.
read more


Related Posts

Is Seattle Dying? Is Seattle Dead?

United States / Seattle : Slog

PBC SEATTLE: Dead? We get sad/angry e-mails all the time about Seattle neighborhoods that have died: Capitol Hill, Ballard, Georgetown. The e-mails usually focus on one specific landmark's closing and then conclude that this closing...

Now Closed: A Whole Mess of Restaurants and Bars on Capitol Hill (and More)

United States / Seattle : Slog

Has a tipping point finally been reached on Capitol Hill? A whole mess of restaurants and bars have closed here recently, along with a handful across the city. · MEZA on Capitol Hill: Perhaps you remember last summer's SPD investiga...

Sandwiches and Doughnuts for Ballard and Capitol Hill, Plus Albanian Pastries and the End of Cafe Juanita's Pop-Up

United States / Seattle : Slog

Rodeo Donut is bringing brioche doughnuts to Cupcake Royale on Capitol Hill starting Friday, June 5. Rodeo Donut Now OpenUn Bien, a Caribbean sandwich shop, is opening its doors in Ballard today. According to Eater Seattle, it's own...

Another Month to Dine at Le Gourmand

United States / Seattle : Slog

KEAT TEOH Ballard's marvelous Le Gourmand has moved back its closing-forever date to June 30th (it was originally set for June 2nd). Owners Bruce and Sarah Naftaly had left some wiggle room timewise, and demand for a last supper has...

Le Gourmand Is Closing in June

United States / Seattle : Slog

TIM SCHLECHT The Naftalys at Le Gourmand. Bruce Naftaly, chef and co-owner of Ballard's Le Gourmand, deserves a lifetime achievement award, if not outright canonization. Since 1985—Le Gourmand will be 27 years old on March 6—he's be...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC