Le Gourmand, Sambar closing this summer

After 27 years in a little brick building on Market Street, Le Gourmand is closing, Seattle Met reports. The French restaurant at 425 NW Market St and adjacent cocktail bar, Sambar, will close June 2nd, writes Allecia Vermillion.

Owner Bruce Naftaly tells Vermillion that he has served nearly every dinner served at Le Gourmand. Naftaly and his wife/business partner, Sara, are looking forward to life after the restaurant. Bruce wants to write that cookbook he’s been planning and Sara is tinkering with the idea of a bakery and also plans a cocktail book with Sambar barman Jay Kuehner.

Starting next month, Le Gourmand will kick off a farewell menu with favorites from the last three decades. “I’m still extremely passionate about the whole thing, and I want to go out while I’m still feeling that way,” Bruce tells Vermillion.

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