Worldly Fare: Toulouse Petit

IMG_1543After rescheduling several times to accommodate all of our work schedules, Brian and I finally met my co-worker and his husband for brunch this weekend at Toulouse Petit in lower Queen Anne.

We had been to Toulouse once before for dinner (and LOVED it) and had been wanting to try brunch ever since.

Since they don’t accept brunch reservations, we planned to meet and put our names in around 10 a.m. It was nice outside so I was prepared to hang out, but we hit things at just the right time and were seated only a few minutes after arrival!

It was busy and every table was filled, but the way the tables are set up it makes for a good energy level without feeling crowded.

Our timing was apropos– there’s no better time to go for French cajun-creole brunch than the weekend before Mardi Gras! They were bringing in huge displays of balloons and other decorations, which added to the festivities.

We had a great time and the food was again delicious. The guys shared some powered sugar beignets, and I had to take part of my Dungeness crab and asparagus scramble to go. It was hard to decide–they have an extensive brunch menu. I plan to go back for the duck confit hash another day!

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat near Seattle Center and don’t mind trekking a little bit north to Lower Queen Anne, I recommend Toulouse for brunch, lunch or dinner. The menu has something for everyone, and the environment is perfect for date night or cocktails with friends as well as the more family-friendly brunch crowd.

Bon appetit!

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