Auberge de la Fontaine, Laas France

It always warms my heart to come across a restaurant like the Auberge de la Fontaine. Knowing that is is still possible to dine so well for so little money reminds me of how and why I fell in love with traditional French cooking in the first place.

It only adds to the experience that this charming country restaurant is located in the tiny town of Laas (pop: 131), a town which seems to consist mostly of a church, several speed bumps and this auberge (and of course the famous 14c fountain, really more of a communal well, from which the Auberge takes its name). On a rainy December weekday, the dining room was filled with a mix of workmen, families, groups of friends and older couples, packed into the small dining room and steaming up the windows.

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Did you miss out on Beaujolais Nouveau?

Grilled pork-braised lamb sausage served on baguette with marinated Napa cabbage and red wine mushrooms

Last Thursday, Le Pichet once again celebrated the arrival of the first new wine of 2019. For the 18th year running, the 3rd Thursday in November has meant our Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau and it was just a blast. A room-full of revelers was waiting for our doors to open at 6pm and our little dining room stayed packed all night long. Thanks to Ranger and the Re-Arrangers who provided live music and were really great. And I think it is safe to say that a whole lot of fresh, young wine was enjoyed by all.

If you didn’t make it, here is a photo from the menu of street food prepared by Le Pichet chef Vince Hall. And hey there is always next November!

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November Democratic Debate at Café Presse

Join us as the Democratic Debates continue!

Wednesday November 20, 2019

Viewing starts at 6:00 pm

The front room at Café Presse

No reservations, no cover, everyone is welcome!
Checkout out our on-line event calendar  for up to date event information 

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

Crispy buttermilk-fried pork tongue served on a salad or raw carrots, parsley, black currants and sherry-cumin vinaigrette

Check out these new dishes for Fall recently added to the menu at Le Pichet by chef Vince Hall….miam miam!

Salad of curly endive, grapefruit supremes, candied grapefruit peel, pecans and grapefruit vinaigrette
Roasted squash-onion-pear terrine, served cold with a salad of walnuts, parsley, cow’s milk bleu cheese, pickled onions and pears
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What does USPIRG DO?

Wondering what USPIRG does, and why we at Café Presse and Le Pichet are working with them to get the word out about the overuse of antibiotics? Here is an article by NBC News that shows how USPIRG is working to provide consumers with the transparency they need to make informed choices for healthy eating.

Then make the decision to join us for The Healthy Table on November 19th to support this great work

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The Healthy Table at Café Presse

Use this link to reserve your spot for this important event in support of healthy eating.  Question?  Call us at 206.709.7674 Learn more about the cause.

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

An old favorite returns to the menu at Le Pichet for Fall:

Crispy buttermilk-fried pork tongue served on a salad of raw carrots, parsley, black currants and cumin-sherry vinaigrette

Miam Miam!

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Save the date to fête the Beaujolais Nouveau

Join us for the 19th edition of our cafe-style celebration of the first new wine of 2019.

Enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass, pichet, bottle or from the cask

Menu of regional and traditional street-food favorites

Live music beginning at 8pm with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers

Thursday November 21, 2019 6pm to late

No cover No Reservations Everyone Welcome!

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Upcoming at Café Presse

More info coming soon!

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

With our famous whole roasted WA State chicken for two, cognac-shallot cream, roasted Gem lettuces and celery root
Vegetable parmentier with root vegetables and wild mushrooms simmered in a rich vegetable broth, topped with potato puree and Cantal cheese and oven roasted
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