Two-sided totes now available

Two-sided totes, featuring Le Pichet and Cafe Presse logos, are 100% cotton canvas and made in America.

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.

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Restaurant Arrantzaleak, Ciboure, France

Arrantzaleak May 2015

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.

Restaurant Arrantzaleak
Address: 18 Avenue Jean Poulou, Ciboure, 64500
Tel: 05 59 47 10 75
Reservations:  Definitely, during the high season

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Falafel is on the menu at Le Pichet

LP New Menu Aug 2015 falafel

Crispy chick pea fritters served with a salad of melon, cucumber, parsley and pickled melon rind, with a creamy melon-harissa puree.

If you are a falafel fan, you probably know that these crispy chickpea fritters have been on the menu at Cafe Presse since early July.  But now you can also find them at Le Pichet.

Le Pichet chef de cuisine Jack Spiess has paired falafel with a salad of heirloom cucumbers, summer melon, parsley and pickled melon rind, as well as a sweet and spicy puree of melons, labneh and harissa.  Available beginning today at 5:30pm and then all day through the end of the summer!

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New dishes on the menu at Le Pichet

LP new menu Aug 2015 tomato

Local tomatoes marinated with red wine vinegar and olive oil, with oil-cured albacore tuna, basil and chopped hard-cooked egg.

New late summer dishes (yes it is late summer…Labor Day is only 3 weeks away!) have arrived on the menu at Le Pichet!

Chef de Cuisine Jack Spiess has gathered the best of the market tables in creating four new dishes that were added to the menu on August 9th.

Check out these photos of the new dishes or take a peek at the new menus here.

LP new menu Aug 2015 socca

Nicoise-style chickpea crepe served with ratatouille and a fried duck egg.

LP new menu Aug 2015  soup

Walla Walla sweet onion broth with wheat berries and mustard greens, with smoked mackerel butter crouton.

Pan roasted Washington coast salmon filet, on a ragout of sweet corn, confit peppers, cherry tomatoes and lovage scented broth.

Pan roasted Washington coast salmon filet, on a ragout of sweet corn, confit peppers, cherry tomatoes and lovage scented broth.

 

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Thanks for Helping us Celebrate 15 years

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!

Le Pichet

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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

Click here for full details

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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

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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.

LE PICHET “CLASSICS” PRIX FIXE MENU
$60 FOR TWO

Gâteau aux foies de volaille
Smooth chicken liver terrine, with cornichons and mustards
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Salade verte
Bibb lettuce salad with mustard and hazelnut vinaigrette
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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
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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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