Author Archives: Jim

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 … Continue reading

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Cooking Class at the Ruins

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 … Continue reading

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Bastille Day is Coming!

      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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pâté de campagne

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. 

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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”?  … 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 … Continue reading

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Sea bass with spring vegetables

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, … Continue reading

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Escargot a little too local

In Orthez, I took this photo of a local snail making his way across a rain-soaked bench.  If I was a more industrious sort, I would have captured this specimen, fed him on organic veggies, and kept him in captivity … Continue reading

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