Bellevue's Fairfield Market is a new cafe and bar with a streamlined selection of pastries, picnic salads, sandwiches and charcuterie complemented by morning coffee and evening libations — house cocktails and a rotating wine and beer selection.
Helmed by owners Brandon Moore and Katie Reeder, with managers Toby and Kate Moeves, the space mixes the fresh with the familiar.
"There’s a big emphasis on old and new in the space," says Moore. "Original terrazzo, original ceilings, vintage decor is mixed with warm, contemporary furniture. Definitely a homage to the West Coast/Palm Desert in the color palette."
And if there's one thing that goes well with a West Coast vibe, it's a rosé Wednesday.
Tonight (July 10), Fairfield Market is hosting a rosé tasting featuring five rosés from across Europe — France, Spain, Germany, Austria and a sparkling option from Italy — for $12. All bottles will be available for purchase.
In addition to the wine, there will be a menu of paired bites: roasted tomato and pepper bruschetta with shrimp ($10), hot crab dip with saltines ($10), roasted beet hummus with crudités ($7), salty potato chips ($2) and raspberry and lemon pielettes or peach, blueberry and ginger pielettes ($5).
Though this is the first tasting, if it goes well, it will become a monthly event with a different theme.
While current food service at Fairfield Market is fast-casual, the goal is to have a more substantial dinner and brunch program by the end of the month, says Moore, highlighting seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
"Our mantra has always been comfort meets creativity, and that’s what hopefully sets us apart. Taking fun, familiar dishes and adding our signature," he says.