When Chef Thomas Hurley conceived Coupage—which means "a blending or infusion of flavors" in French—he envisioned a relaxed, modern restaurant inspired by classic French traditions and invigorating Korean flavors. In short, he wanted a restaurant that could live up to its name-melding two distinct worlds into a singular culinary experience.

The only question was where this unique mix could thrive.

Having already built his self-titled tour-de-force, Hurley's Restaurant, in Portland, Chef Hurley new the Northwest could offer the abundance of quality ingredients and adventurous diners needed to make Coupage a success.

That made Seattle and its bustling Madrona neighborhood a natural choice.