The Chef in the Hat

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The Chef In The Hat is Thierry Rautureau, the talented force behind Loulay Kitchen & Bar and Luc restaurants, bringing a French twist to the best of Pacific Northwest cuisine.


Live Music on Monday Nights at LUC with Maggie Kim

We have brought the ambiance of France to Madison Valley. The Chef in the Hat and his staff are so happy to have Maggie Kim join us every Monday night to play at LUC. Your evening will transport you from Seattle to Toulouse with the always delicious cuisine from the kitchen and ambiance brought to you through music. 

Learn a little more about the woman bringing a bit of France ambiance to LUC on Mondays below.

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Chefs Corner with Loulay's New Chef de Cuisine, Mike Landon

We are so happy to welcome chef Mike Landon into the role of Chef de Cuisine at Loulay. Our relationship with Mike started at Loulay 3yrs ago. He began in the garde manager station after leaving his previous role as a lead cook.  He then worked his way through the kitchen station by station until 2 months ago when he got moved into his current position of chef de cuisine. Needless to say, Loulay has given Mike the full experience. We are so happy to have him on our team the last 3 years and are very excited to see what he does for us at Loulay.

Recently, we sat down to chat with Mike about what he is excited for in this summer season. Take a look at all of the ingredients he is excited for, what he likes coming out the garden and what he brought on his last camping trip.

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Bastille Day 2018 at Luc

Join Thierry Rautureau, The Chef In The Hat, his wife Kathy, the Luc’s team and the Madison Valley neighborhood to celebrate Bastille Day at Luc!

We will serve a delicious buffet, wine, beer and live music by Rouge and Chef Thierry behind the grill.

Buffet meals will be available for all attendees who purchase tickets. They are $25 for adults who pre-reserve before July 10th and $15 for children under the age of 12. There will also be tickets available at the door the day of the event for $30. Prices include sales tax.

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Rover's Pop-Up X Spring 2018

We are excited to host our next Rover's Pop-Up dinner at Luc on Monday, June 4th at 6:30 pm. Chef Thierry Rautureau, his wife Kathy, Luc's Chef de Cuisine Andrew Yanak & the Luc team are eager to give you a night of French fine dining and delightful ambiance complete with; Amuse bouche, multi-course dinner and wine pairing to match. Come enjoy the entertainment of our favorite host, Chef Thierry Rautureau and the amazing flavors that he and Chef Andrew have created. Find the full menu below. There are only a few more seats available, so do not delay in securing your reservations. 

If you are interested in joining us, send Luc's manager Lucas an email ( Your reservations are not confirmed until someone from our staff contacts you.

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Culinary Adventure to Peru

We are taking off on another delicious culinary adventure, this time to Peru!

Once again, we are teaming up with Ponte Travels and putting together a once in a lifetime foodie experience. From March 23 to April 3, 2019, we will be traveling throughout Peru to explore the country's culture and cuisine. Beginning in Lima this trip will immerse you in the ancient culture of Peru and finishes in the heart of the Inca empire, the Sacred Valley. We've selected Peru because, 'How can you govern a country with over one thousand kinds of potatoes?'. If you are familiar with Charles De Gaulle, that is what he would have said if he was in charge of Peru.

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Seattle Restaurant Week is back at LUC

Get ready to start making those date night plans because Seattle Restaurant Week is back at LUC. It is always such a treat to offer a 3-course dinner for only $33. We will be offering 3 options for each course, see full menu below.

Join us at LUC, Sunday - Thursday between April 2nd - 19th, to enjoy these delicious special menu options. 

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