We’ll be Open on the 4th!

Café Presse and Le Pichet will both be open regular hours on Saturday July 4th and throughout the Holiday Weekend.   And both have Air Conditioning!  Come by to get out of the heat!

Café Presse  open 7am to 2am everyday

Le Pichet open 8am to midnight everyday

 

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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

Jim Class June 2015 3

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 jdrohman@lepichetseattle.com Continue reading

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Bastille Day is Coming!

Bastille Day 2015 Blue      Bastille Day 2015 Red

JOIN US AT LE PICHET FOR A CAFE-STYLE CELEBRATION!

Menu of Paris Street food  – Live Music
 Pas de Réservations    Entré Libre
 No Reservations  No Cover Charge

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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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 info@cafepresseseattle.com  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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Pâté de campagne

Finished pâté ready to serve with a nice glass of Jurancon.

Finished pâté ready to serve with a nice glass of Jurancon.

In anticipation of a number or social engagements at our place in Orthez, I though I would make a little pâté.  A fat terrine full of county-style pâté is the perfect thing to have on hand to go with aperitifs.  Continue reading

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Poule au pot

May 2015 poule au pot

Here is a photo of a very simple dinner we recently enjoyed:  poule au pot.  Not only is this one of the archetypical dishes of the southwest (remember the story of King Henry who promised “a chicken in every pot”?  This dish is often called poule au pot Henri IV in honor of that famous pledge.  Before he was Henri IV of France , he was Henri king of the then independent realms of Navarre and Béarn).

In its simplest incarnation, poule au pot is a chicken poached with seasonal vegetables and served moistened with its cooking broth, sometimes enriches with a spoonful of duckfat.  Continue reading

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June 2015 Cooking Class: Le Pichet Classics

In honor of Le Pichet’s upcoming 15th Anniversary!

What:  “Le Pichet Classics” Cooking Class and Supper presented by Chef Jim Drohman.
(Each session limited to 16 students)
When:  Three class dates will be offered:
Tuesday June 16, 2015, 6pm to 9:30pm
or
Saturday June 20, 2015, 4pm to 7:30pm
or
Saturday June 27, 2015, 12noon to 3:30pm
Where:  Saturday 6/20 and 6/27 at The Kitchen at Mallet, in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood
Tuesday 6/16 at The Ruins, on lower Queen Anne
(free parking available at both locations)
Price:  $125 per student, which includes cooking demonstration, with hands-on learning for critical skills, snacks while we work, a family-style supper including the dishes we will prepare, tasting of classic French bistro wines, and a recipe packet (does not include sales tax)

This summer, Le Pichet will fête the 15th anniversary of its opening on August 3,
 2000.  As part of the celebration, this Chef Drohman has designed a cooking class that will reveal the secrets of the all-time best loved dishes from Le Pichet’s menu.
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Sea bass with spring vegetables

Bar orthez may 2015 4

It’s a cliché that chefs find their inspiration in the market.  Fortunately, it’s a clichés that also happens to be true, as often as schedules and demands of the kitchen allow (wish it was everyday!).  If a kitchen is available, the leisure of travel is the prefect time to indulge.

Here is evidence for the theory: a basket full of fresh seasonal stuff found in the Saturday market in Orthez.  The season being a little advanced in comparison to Seattle, I found fava beans, small violet artichokes, young garlic and a beautiful bar de ligne (line-caught sea bass from St.-Jean-de-Luz).  Continue reading

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