I had the chance to spend a delightful afternoon at Curio Confections with a friend, sipping cool wine on a warm afternoon and eating as much yumminess as I could handle. Everything here was so good I kept wishing I hadn’t eaten lunch. I chatted a bit with one of the owners who told me that the place is still a work in progress but I found everything about it to be charming already. They are set in an old house and have seating in the front as well as in a back room with lots of windows that felt like a bright porch in the afternoon light. Curio Confections has only been open since the 23rd, and until next week they can only accept cash so come prepared.
5509 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(Near Pizza Pi and the Historic University Theater)
In the mornings they have coffee, and in the evenings they offer beer and wine. On Sundays they offer a brunch menu. When we were there they had pastries as well as pot pies, a quiche and a delicious looking baked potato casserole, so stopping in for dinner would be well worth it.
They offer a bunch of charmingly packaged confections to go:
This Nougat de Montelimar bar is the one that DeLaurenti sells, along with a selection of the caramels:
We split the adorable lemon meringue you see above and this incredibly tasty combination of raspberries and nectarines (I think) topped with tender lemon shortbread:
I had a glass of the Moscato, which was crisp and cool and had all those summer fruit flavors you want on a sunny afternoon.
I also tried the Pates de Fruit, the darker one was blackberry and Maggi declared it tasted just like summer:
This was just amazing, this is a Brie Caramel and I really wish I had bought every last one before I left. It was infused with the sort of deliciousness that is hard to describe and I tend to just want to insist that you go, now, and try one yourself:
I bet the Goats Milk Caramels, pictured above, are equally as delicious.
I wish we could have stayed long enough to become hungry again and eat dinner, here is a shot of a pot pie in the pastry case:
They also have an amazing range of gift boxes and tags, which I was told are all made by one of the owners:
Let’s look at the adorable lemon meringue again, shall we?
See also: write up in Daily Candy. And thank go to Curio Confections for allowing me to take pictures!