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Bringing hardcore French vibes and French spirits, too

Erik Hakkinen's New Bar Roquette Is Open and It Is Lovely

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Location: WA-Seattle

Story Date: 7/11/2019

Publisher: Seattle Met   

Author: Rosin Saez

Back in April, Erik Hakkinen brought word that his new bar Roquette was coming soon—and with it, a particularly French inventory of spirits, wines, and ciders. Now, er, quietly as of July 5, Roquette is open in Belltown at 2232 First Avenue. Right now the cocktail menu is slightly abbreviated with four tipples thus far: the Chambery negroni is a sunshine-yellow tincture whose assertive bitterness gently mellows as it melts around three big ice cubes; a foundation of apple brandy firmly buoys the Normande old fashioned like a boat crossing the English Channel; others are punched-up versions of classics like the Vesper and Mai Tai (at Roquette called Best Vesper and Tai du Mai, respectively).

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: New Places