Maximilien owners Willy Boutillier and Axel Macé are trying to strike French bistro gold twice by opening a new place on Capitol Hill late next month (Puget Sound Biz Journal reports June 24) called Le Zinc — a reference to its zinc metal-topped bar, a feature commonly found in France.
Le Zinc will occupy the ground floor of the newly constructed VOX building at 15th and Pike and will dedicate nearly half of its 2400 square feet to the bar area.
They guys were kind enough to give Eater a sneak peek of their "everything is $20 or less except the steak which is $22" menu, which includes: pommes frites with foie-bone marrow aioli and white port poached sultanas; Penn Cove mussels marinière with white wine, shallots, butter, garlic and parsley; and pan-seared pork belly with a roasted squash medley, white bean salad, rosemary, and tangerine butter.
As for the booze quotient, Macé says: "The wine list is going to feature spectacular wines from France and the Pacific Northwest. The bar and lounge will primarily showcase local premium beers and spirits."