Bruce Naftaly, a mentor for many cooks in Puget Sound and a beloved figure in the Seattle dining scene, tells Seattle Met's Allecia Vermillion that after 27 years at the helm, he will close Le Gourmand and its attendant cocktail bar Sambar on June 2. Naftaly tells Vermillion that the daily rigors of being an owner/chef for all these years has been tiring. After he retires in June, he plans to write a cookbook and continue cooking classes. His wife, Sara Naftaly is interested in starting a bakery and authoring a cocktail book with Sambar's stalwart bartender Jay Kuehner.
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