Menu for August 2018 Quarterly Dinner

     Feria en Languedoc-Roussillon Menu

Tuesday August 28, 2018, $60 per person

 Buffet de tapas à la Feria
A selection of small bites from the Languedoc-Roussillon:
Anchovies stuffed with green olives
Fougasse, rustic bread made with olive oil, black olives and rosemary
Fromage du Languedoc
Boles de Picolet, pork-dried porcini meatballs simmered in spiced tomato sauce
Grilled mussel-baby artichoke skewers

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La fameuse tielle à la sétoise et sa salade aux courgettes
Tourte filled with octopus-tomato ragoût, with a salad of bitter summer greens, raw summer squash and lemon-parsley vinaigrette

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Gardianne de taureau au vin rouge
Shoulder of bull simmered with red wine, onions, sweet peppers and orange peel, served with brown rice

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Sorbet de melon et ses rousquilles aux graines d’anis
Anise-scented cookies from Roussillon, melon sorbet and basil-melon salad

Visit our website for full event details

Reservations by phone only at 206 709-7674

Ingredients subject to change due to seasonal availability

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August 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

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Feria en Languedoc-Roussillon!

In the south of France, Feria is the word used for the summer festivals that bring together everyone in town to celebrate the season, good food and the sweetness of being alive.  The menu for our August 2018 Quarterly Chef’s Dinner is inspired by a traditional Feria from the region of the Languedoc-Roussillon, a land that stretches from Provence to Catalonia.  Join us as we celebrate Feria!

What:   Tapas reception followed by a 3-course family-style Feria dinner

When:  Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:30pm sharp

Where: The back room at Café Presse

Cost:    Dinner including  beverage* $60
*your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

Visit our website at www.cafepresseseattle.com for details and menu

For this special dinner, NO SUBSTITUTIONS please

For reservations, telephone Café Presse at 206.709.7674  

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Bastille Day T-shirts still available

Tshirt

If you missed your chance on Bastille Day to purchase our limited edition t-shirt celebrating the 16th anniversary of Le Pichet’s Fête de Quatorze Juillet, fret not…Yes they are still available!

The shirts are 100% cotton, made in America and are available in unisex sizes S to XL.  The price is $20 and they are available at both Le Pichet and Café Presse while they last.

Come by or call to check size availability.

 

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Matches for Day 1 of European Soccer

EPL          Ligue 1

Day 1 of EPL and Ligue1

Settle in for the first day of European Football ’18-’19
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pecial food and drinks menu during all matches

Friday 8/10
12noon Manchester Utd v Leicester City
3pm Olympique de Marseille v Toulouse FC 

Saturday 8/11
7am Hudderfield Town v Chelsea
9am FC Nantes v AS Monaco
11am Newcastle Utd v Tottenham

Sunday 8/12
8am Arsenal v Manchester City
10am Liverpool v West Ham Utd
12noon Paris Saint-Germain v Stade Malherbe de Caen
2pm Girondins de Bordeaux  v RC Strasbourg Alsace

Check out our weekly event calendar at www.cafepresseseattle.com for complete match lineup

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

LP new tom salad

Salad of local tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, lovage leaves and brown bread croutons tossed with red wine vinaigrette, topped with smoky grilled eggplant purée

Last week, chef de cuisine Dave Cooper introduced 3 new summer dishes to the menu at Le Pichet. Hope you will enjoy these photos.

Crispy chickpea falafel served on a salad of watermelon, curly endive, feta cheese and lime vinaigrette, topped with our house-made harissa

Crispy chickpea falafel served on a salad of watermelon, curly endive, feta cheese and lime vinaigrette, topped with our house-made harissa

Our famous WA State natural free range roasted chicken for 2, with a Basque-style sweet pepper ragout

Our famous WA State natural free range roasted chicken for 2, with a Basque-style sweet pepper ragout

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Coupes Glacées at Café Presse

Our seasonal coupe with nectarine sorbet, crunchy meringue and summer berries.

Our seasonal coupe with nectarine sorbet, crunchy meringue, rose syrup and summer berries.

Coupes Glacées are one of the specialties of French cooking that tend to be less known to the rest of the world.  This relative obscurity may stem from the fact that the French didn’t invent ice cream (who did? You may well ask, as it is a topic of much debate. See Elizabeth David’s excellent Harvest of the cold months for what must surely be the definitive study of the question).  But the fact remains that one finds Coupes Glacées or ice cream sundaes in small restaurants across France. Continue reading

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New Summer menu at Café Presse

Pan roasted lamb-pork sausage served on a Corsican stye ragout of white beans, panchette, tomatoes, green chard and parmesan

Pan roasted lamb-pork sausage served on a Corsican stye ragout of white beans, panchette, tomatoes, green chard and parmesan

We are very pleased to present to you our new menu for Summer 2018 at Cafe Presse!  Here are photos of the savory dishes from the staff tasting this morning.  Look for photos of our new desserts soon, including the new Coupes Glacées.

Crispy chickpea falalels with roasted peach gazpacho, cucumbers, red onion, kale and ras al hanut vinaigrette

Crispy chickpea falalels with roasted peach gazpacho, cucumbers, red onion, kale and ras al hanut vinaigrette

Continue reading

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Croque Provençal

Croque provencal

Our special du jour yesterday at Café Presse was  the Croque Provençal.  Our version, which is meat free, features the same bread we use for our Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame (made by our friends at Grand Central Bakery) along with cave-aged Comté cheese, béchamel sauce, basil pistou and sliced tomatoes. Yummy!

But why bother showing you if it was yesterday’s special and you can’t order it today?  Because it just might end up on our new Summer menu starting on July 12th, 2018

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We’re open on the Fourth

Both Café Presse and Le Pichet are open regular hours today Wednesday July 4th, 2018.  Come by and see us before or after your fireworks!

Le Pichet open everyday from 8am to 12midnight

Café Presse open everyday from 7am to 2am

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Celebrate Bastille Day at Le Pichet

Bastille Day 2018

Please join us for a cafe-style celebration of
the  229th anniversary of la Révolution!

Saturday July 14, 2018  6pm to late

Special menu of Paris street food

Live music with:
7pm Bric-a-Brac Duo
10pm Greg Ruby and the Auspicious Four

No Cover   No Reservations   Everyone Welcome

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