Sommelier David Butler Spills on Le Caviste, His Forthcoming French Wine Bar

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!--paging_filter--pIt’s been almost a year since David Butler announced his plan to open a French wine bar in downtown Seattle. At last, strongthe former Le Gourmand sommelier will launch a href="http://lecavisteseattle.com/" target="_blank"Le Caviste/a /strong(translation: the cellar man)strong downtown at 1919 7th Avenue in October. /strong/p
pButler’s hoping to recreate the romance and spirit of his favorite Parisian embar à vins/em, such as Le Baron Rouge pictured above. And so strongLe Caviste will be tiny, with seating for 25 or 30 and about 20 wines available by the glass,/strong as well as a small retail selection (around 50 bottles). Vinophiles have been buzzing about the place, which Butler tells me will also have charcuterie and Euro cheeses to nosh with the wine./p
pIn the spirit of living vicariously, I asked David for a few more of his favorite spots to drink wine in the City of Light:/p
div"My favorites in Paris? So many….but the creme:/div
divLe Baron Rouge in the 12e/div
divLe Rubis in the 1er/div
divAu Savignon in the 7e/div
divL'Ami Pierre in the 11e/div
divBistrot des Halles in the 1er/div
divLa Cremerie in the 6e"/div
divAnyone else feeling parched?/div