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Autumn on the rue Saint-Antoine, Paris France

Thanks to our good friend Stanley Purdue for this great photo, taken on the terrace of the the Café des Mousquetaires, near the Bastille.  Wish that I was there.

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Making Presskopf for Alsace Dinner

Here at Cafe Presse, we are busily making preparations for the upcoming Alsace Dinner on Tuesday November 29th, 2016.  One of the traditional dishes we are making is Presskopf,  an Alsatian take on pig’s head terrine. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Charcuterie Louis Ospital, Hasparren France

Few people would guess, on passing this nondescript butcher shop in the small Basque town of Hasparren,  that they are passing perhaps the most famous charcuterie in France.  This tiny store front was first opened in the 1970’s by Louis … Continue reading

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Menu for November Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to fête Fall in Alsace Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm Les hors d’œuvre Presskopf, vinaigrette with shallots and mustard, sliced baguette Mini bretzel stuffed with Munster-chive cream Filet de carpe pochée au riesling, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Autumn in Alsace

Cafe Presse and Le Pichet are proud to invite you to a special dinner Le Pichet and Café Presse executive chef Jim Drohman recently spent a week visiting family, tasting wine and touring the countryside of this storybook beautiful region. … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

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Perfect Finale

A nice way to end a Fall meal in SW France: cow’s milk blue cheese from les Landes, organic baguette, last of the season green figs, chocolate from a local organic artisan and a glass of madiran.

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Au Pont Corbeau, Strasbourg France

The best winstub in Strasbourg hides in plain sight.  Restaurant Au Pont Corbeau is located right on the quai Saint-Nicolas, a somber, almost windowless brown facade frowning out at the Musée Historique de la ville de Strasbourg located just across … Continue reading

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Help us Fête the Beaujolais Nouveau!

Join us at Le Pichet for a traditional café-style celebration of the first new wine of 2016.  Thursday November 17, 2016, 6pm till late A selection of Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass, pichet or bottle Special menu of traditional street … Continue reading

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Fall menu starts at Café Presse

The new fall menu for 2016 started on October 18 at Cafe Presse.  Along with the return of a couple of old favorites (oysters on the half shell with sauce mignonette…soupe a l’oignon gratinée), Chef de cuisine Pat MacWhorter has … Continue reading

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