After two hours following an entertaining Savor Seattle Food tour guide through Pike Place Market, I welcomed the opportunity to sit and relax.
I spotted 'Le Panier - Very French Bakery' earlier in the day while walking through the market. Relaxing on the high stool, resting my camera and bag on the bar height ledge, I sat and gazed out the open air window. Market-goers strolled by the window, many consuming a sample of the diverse selection of food found in the market area.
Choosing a sample of Le Panier creations was difficult. Patrons standing behind me in line silently hoped that I would make a decision rather than continue to stand and gaze at the selections in the display cases. I chose -
- Crunchy, crusty, orange-ganache macaron
- Petite lemon Tartlett aux citron - small tart with lemon creme
- And, my favorite of the three, which was so moist, rich, and flavorful was the friand - a petite buttery cake with almond and vanilla.
I saved the last bit of lemon tart only to set up this shot, after which I quickly consumed the bite.
If you find yourself in Pike Place Market, I highly recommend relaxing at Le Panier.
Here's the link to my blog post detailing the culinary delights I sampled during the Pike Place Market Tour.