Posted April 28, 2011

Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar Has a Book for Every Taste

Eat + Drink

Two of our favorite things in life are books and food. So we’re confident we won’t eat our words when we say that Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar, Seattle’s cozy restaurant/bookseller, is one of our favorite places on earth.

Staffers from that destination, as well as Alexis Hotel (the hotel it’s adjacent to), keep their noses in books, naturally. Here they nourish us with their favorite reads and recommend menu items to cleverly pair them with.

Just call it food for thought.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
By Truman Capote
“In a nod to the sweet and savory life Holly Golightly represented, I’d digest this book with French toast and an omelette of wild mushrooms, La Tur cheese and truffle oil.
~ Executive Chef Tiffany Layco

By Stephenie Meyers
“This is my favorite book and I’m pairing it with – you guessed it – the bar’s signature Bloody Mary.”
~ Director of Catering Whitney Brown

The Milagro Beanfield War
By John Nichols
“Chef’s vegan chili is pretty famous around here. Wouldn’t this be a fun match?”
~ Conference Services Manager Wally Marquez

The Count of Monte Cristo
By Alexandre Dumas
“I’d read this while eating the croque madame sandwich, of course.”
~ Executive Chef Tiffany Layco

Green Eggs and Ham
By Dr. Seuss
“My three-year-old has an appetite for books. With this classic – one of his faves – I’d save room for the mushroom frittata.”
~ Hotel General Manager Jenne Neptune

On the Road
By Jack Kerouac
“In a nod to throwback Americana, this book makes me hungry for an old fashioned and the meatloaf dinner.”
~ Banquet Manager Daryl Baker

By Joanne Harris
“Time for dessert! And what could pair better than … the pot de crème?”
~ Executive Chef Tiffany Layco

Dive into more good books and food at Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar, 92 Madison St., Seattle (206-624-3646 or


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