The empty shell of the old Volterra restaurant space will soon be revitalized, as chef Josh Henderson plans to reincarnate his rotisserie-chicken spot Poulet Galore.
Henderson’s Poulet Galore used to be a walk-up chicken joint in South Lake Union, but closed in 2017 along with his other Huxley Wallace Collective restaurants in SLU, Cantine and Vestal. Originally intended to cater to the Amazon campus, he found that it was only busy during lunchtime — after business hours, it was dead quiet.
Now, he’s ready to reboot his chicken restaurant in Ballard, where he told the Seattle Times he thinks there’s enough consistent foot traffic to make it work.
Poulet Galore is known for its fried-chicken sandwiches — the Times reports that the Ballard menu will include Poulet’s popular Southeast Asian rice dish with poached Hainanese chicken.
The restaurant is set to open in June — we’ll update when we know more.
Photo from Huxley Wallace Collective’s Facebook page