Both Le Pichet and Café Presse have, once again, been nominated for Best French Restaurant in the King 5 “Best of Western Washington” 2015 poll.
If you agree, be sure to visit the King 5 site and make your opinion known by voting for one or the other. Or both…is that possible?
Café Presse and Le Pichet will both be open regular hours Labor Day Weekend, including Monday September 7, 2015.
Le Pichet open 8am to midnght everyday
Café Presse open 7am to 2am everday
Two-sided totes, featuring Le Pichet and Cafe Presse logos, are 100% cotton canvas and made in America…lookin’ pretty stylish.
Just in at Cafe Presse and Le Pichet: our two-sided cotton canvas totes featuring both the Le Pichet Cafe Presse logos. Sized as a generous book or grocery bag, these totes are made of 100% natural cotton and are 100% made in America. You can pick them up at Le Pichet or Cafe Presse for only $16 while supplies last.
Located on a quiet street fronting the estuary of the Nivelle river, behind the fishing docks in the Basque coastal town of Ciboure, Restaurant Arrantzaleak doesn’t give the impression that it might be one of the best known restaurants in the region. The decor is modest, with even a bit of seaside schmaltz…the walls are decorated with fishing nets, colorful cork floats, mounted trophy fish, tables are wood topped and sky blue painted benches standing in for chairs.
However, when we arrived, the table of 15 Chinese tourists near the door left no doubt that this was the place we had read about.
Fortunately, Arrantzaleak, or “Chez Remunctxo” as it is known locally, lives up to the billing. The formula is simple: very fresh fish , grilled over hardwood coals (the grill is situated in a alcove that you pass through on your way to the bar), accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables. Done.
Although everything we tried was very good, selections from the daily fresh sheet were particularly good: grilled razor clams served with leeks, fava beans and asparagus; wild caught sea bass with more favas, pickled shallot and garlic butter; excellent whole prawns with persillade; and little flat fish called “langue d’avocat”, which resembled sand dabs and were served with herbed beurre blanc.
Address: 18 Avenue Jean Poulou, Ciboure, 64500
Tel: 05 59 47 10 75
Reservations: Definitely, during the high season
Le Pichet would like to say a great big THANK YOU to all our friends, family and guests who stopped by during our 15th Anniversary Celebration in the week leading up to Le Pichet’s birthday on August 3rd.
In the same way that we would not have made it to our 15th Birthday without all of you, our Birthday celebration was extra special because so many friends old and new, made time to stop by, share a glass and say “Hello”.
Thanks for 15 great years and looking forward to our next 15!