Lady Yum (Macarons and Mischief)
116 S. Washington St,
Seattle, WA 98104
Episode 72 Endings and Entremets
Our last stop in season two led us to Seattle, and the very unique, one of a kind shop, featuring macarons,wine, beer, champagne, and great coffee.
The shop is based on an original French cafe done in pinks and peach, with peacocks, furry chairs and chandeliers as accents. The owner Megan Wagstaff says Lady Yum is a perfect spot for a glass of champagne on a Wednesday afternoon. And yes they do have coffee!
Our first guest was Michelle. Not being a coffee drinker, but lover of the aroma, she still knows how to make the perfect cup of coffee for her spouse. What magic ingredient does she add to his daily java and is it worth trying? When they moved to England these devoted dog owners faced a major dilemma, regarding their “children”. Quarantining of Molly, Fred, Zach and Bucky was the first challenge, and how do they get to England? Most creative answer ever ! It involves the high seas! And a “loophole”. Twilight, Seattle, and fan fiction, sometimes you just take a leap of faith.
From Microsoft to Macaroons, Russell Wagstaff, husband and partner of owner Megan Wagstaff,left the corporate world to join his wife in this very successful venture. But how did he meet this future partner? Two people, 10 benches, possible budding romance…..and …nothing! Well something, but not your average dating time table. Listen to his story.
There are movies that are made out of this scenario.
Jeffery and Mitch, our next guests were first timers at Lady Yum, and it was our lucky day getting to hear their very different stories. “ I can tell you I don’t love or drink coffee but I’d be lying”. We had way too many guffaws, with this couple. They compliment each other in a very special way.
Jeff works with nuclear fission and designs small modular nuclear reactors,( if he told me what he really did he would have to terminate me). Mitch changed careers and works with people in crisis, and loves it. His goal is to help his clients live independently. How did two opposites like this meet,and marry? Do you want the “official” or real story? That depends on who’s asking! When is the best time to come out to your mother? Why not while ice skating…no seriously, why not. We can tell you this, there was definitely a surprise that made him (and us) laugh.
Imagine the scenario, you are on your way to North Dakota to meet the love of your life’s family, and most of them have been given very little notice of your relationship.Da..Da..Daaah.
What is their biggest point of contention when it comes to having kids?
Milwaukee, Pabst mansion, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini. What do these things all have in common? One WILD night. The stories they will (or will not) tell their children.
Felicia, our final guest this week is one of our primary reasons for visiting this fantastic store near Pioneer Square in Seattle. How did she get from home schooling in the 100 plus acre woods of rural Pennsylvania, to urban Seattle? Was there culture shock? Not what you think! Just how did this beautiful (in every sense of the word) woman learn to not only traverse the United States, but end up navigating the world, and conquering a prestigious pastry school in France.
Felicia creates, and adorns Seattle’s most beautiful and delicious entremets. What you may ask is an entremet? You poor peasant let us enlighten and “entertain” you. Check out her Instagram page (@feliciayoder) to see these beautiful creations,and it will make you smile all day. Whimsical does not do them justice. And that’s without even tasting them. I always heard people say “that looks too good to eat” but never have I ever said this with any real conviction. You’ll find a visual vacation for your eyes on each page.
(Ps good luck trying not to succumb to this delicacy)
How did this “pastry terminator” end up needing to visit the doctor while in France? This was a mistake she made only once in her culinary career in Paris.
If you have never seen a dessert so beautiful, and delicate that it looks like it would break if touched. Take a picture first, then take a bite. The flavor of crunch, cake, and fruit will leave you in and epicurean ecstasy! Felicia is a true master, and we are honored that we got to watch her craft her Creations. Pairing coffee and Entremets …ahh the sweet life.
Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs from our guests.
Stayed tuned for new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this week!
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The Cross Country Coffee Roadshow is coming to the end of season 2. One coffee shop at a time, through laughter and tears, we’ve met and interviewed the best people America has to offer.
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