Menu for Susan Herrmann Loomis Luncheon at Café Presse

On August 19th, Café Presse and Le Pichet Executive Chef Jim Drohman will prepare amenu of dishes from Susan Herrmann Loomis’ new book In A French Kitchen.

Susan Herrmann Loomis Book Signing Luncheon Menu

Wednesday August 19th, 2015  12noon

Cervelle de canut, concombre en purée
Œufs mimosa
Coques à la vinaigrette
Passed appetizers:  Herbed fresh cheese with cucumber purée on crostini;  Deviled eggs à la Française; Clams in vinaigrette

Salade de melon à la vinaigrette aux échalotes
Melon salad with shallot vinaigrette

Tagine simple d’Emilie, son couscous, poivrons grillés à l’ail
Emilie’s chicken thigh tagine, couscous, garlic roasted red peppers

Sorbet aux nectarines
Nectarine sorbet scented with rosemary, lemon sable cookie

$65/person  includes beverage and a copy of In a French Kitchen
(tax and gratuity not included)

Space is limited

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Author Susan Herrmann Loomis at Café Presse

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Café Presse is very proud to welcome

Chef and Cookbook Author
Susan Herrmann Loomis

For a luncheon and book signing in honor of her new book

In a French Kitchen

Wednesday August 19th, 2015
12 noon at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet
executive chef Jim Drohman will prepare a four-course menu of dishes from In a French Kitchen.

Book Signing Luncheon:
$65/ person includes beverage and a copy of In a French Kitchen.
(tax and gratuity not included)

See the menu here.

Space is limited for this very special event.
For reservations, please contact Cafe Presse at 206.709.7674

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Drink Specials for the Finale of the Tour de France

Let’s Celebrate the Final Stage of the 2015 Tour de France
as it winds its way through the streets of Paris to the Champs-Élyssée

Tour de France Drink Specials at Café Presse
Sunday 7/26 during the final Stage, starting at 7am

All Bubbles at Special Prices

Pétillant $5.00/$32.00

Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV
Domaine D’Orfeuilles Brut Rosé Touraine NV

Les Royales $5.00

Sparkling Wine with one of the following: Cassis,
Aperol, Suze, Framboise, Saint Germain, Pêche,
Dry Orange CuraÇao,Crème de Violette, Strega

Mimosa $5.00

Sparkling Wine with Orange or Grapefruit Juice

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Prix Fixe menu to celebrate Le Pichet’s 15th Anniversary


On August 03, 2015, it will be 15 years since Le Pichet opened its doors in August 2000.  To celebrate,  we will be offering a special Prix Fixe menu featuring classic dishes from Le Pichet’s first 15 years.

The menu, which is designed for two people, will be offered at dinner only from Monday July 27 through Monday August 03, from 5:30pm to 10pm.


Gâteau aux foies de volaille
Smooth chicken liver terrine, with cornichons and mustards
Salade verte
Bibb lettuce salad with mustard and hazelnut vinaigrette
Poulet rôti votre commande, sauté aux haricots blancs
Washington State natural chicken roasted to order, with corona beans, Thumbelina carrots, spring onions and carrot nage
Gâteau de riz « Grand-mère »
Caramelized rice cake, with fresh cream and seasonal fruit

Reserve your table by calling Le Pichet at 206.256.1499

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Le Pichet is turning 15 !

The Pichet is going to turn 15 on August 3, 2015!

To mark the occasion, we would like to honor our friends, neighbors and guests, who have made our success possible.

For one week, from July 27 to August 03, we are rolling back the clock for a week of specials at prices from our opening day!

Mon 7/27 :     Poulet rôti for 2                                   $30

Tue 7/28 :      Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc $5 gl $29 btl

Wen 7/29 :      Moules-Frites façon Belge              $13

Thu 7/30 :      Chateau d’Oupia Minervois             $4 gl $22 btl

Fri   7/31 :      Côte de porc fumé, lentilles              $14

Sat   8/01 :      Dom. de la Graveirette Rosé           $4 gl $22 btl

Sun 8/02 :      Gâteau de foie de volaille                 $4

Mon 8/03 :    Free sparkling wine apèro with dinner!

All week  :     Special Prix Fixe menu of Le Pichet classic dishes

                         Dme. Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux $4 gl  

Reservations 206.256.1499


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Summer menu at Café Presse

CP new menu July 2015 mackerel

Grilled Pacific mackerel served Catalan-style with potatoes, oranges, picholine olives, parsley, and orange-saffron vinaigrette.

The new summer menu at Café  Presse started today!  Here is a sneak peak from this morning’s Staff Tasting:

Local tomatoes with capers, parsley, chopped hard-cooked egg, anchovy-garlic vinaigrette and vinegar marinated anchovy filets.

Local tomatoes with capers, parsley, chopped hard-cooked egg, anchovy-garlic vinaigrette and vinegar marinated anchovy filets.

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Tour de France 2015 at Café Presse

Catch the 2015 Tour de France at Café Presse on our new, 50″ 4K HD television!

We will be showing every stage of the 2015 Tour, beginning in the Netherlands on Saturday July 4 and finishing of the Champs-Elysée on Sunday July 24.

Daily live broadcasts begin at 7am when Cafe Presse opens.  On weekdays, we will also be showing afternoon rebroadcasts, schedule permitting.

Check out Café’s weekly event calendar for all the broadcast times.

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Cooking Class at the Ruins

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Last week, Cafe Presse and Le Pichet Executive Chef Jim Drohman taught a cooking class at the Ruins, a private dining club on lower Queen Anne Hill.  The class, which featured a menu of classic dishes from Le Pichet was planned to coincide with celebration of Le Pichet’s 15th Birthday, in August of this year.

The sold out class also featured a family style dinner of the menu prepared and wines from the Le Pichet and Cafe Presse wine lists, as well as a tour of The Ruins.

If you would like to be on the mailing list for upcoming classes, please email Jim at Continue reading

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Summer Soccer Events

Look for lots of summer soccer in 2015 on the big screen at Cafe Presse.

Two big tournaments will be taking center stage:

The FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 takes place in Canada from June 6 to July 5.

The Copa America 2015, the most important soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere, runs from June 11 to July 4 in Chile.

And of course, our Seattle Sounders have a full schedule all summer and into the Fall.

Café Presse will feature all the matches of Team USA and every Sounders MLS match, as well as as many of the other tournament matches as possible.  And if there is a match that you particularly want to see, let us know at  We will do our best to get it on the calendar.


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Stop by on Memorial Day

Café Presse and Le Pichet will both be open regular hours throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, including on Monday May 25.  Stop by and see us!

Café Presse open from 7am to 2am everyday

Le Pichet open from 8am to 12midnight everyday

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