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New to the menu at Le Pichet

Just added to the menu at Le Pichet by chef de cuisine Dave Cooper:  2 new salads and a main course featuring duck.  Perfect for cold winter eating.  

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New Desserts at Café Presse

The winter menu for 2017 started last Tuesday at Café Presse, and that means a new dessert menu as well.  Here are photos the new desserts added by pastry chef Allyson Lanter.    

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Winter Menu starts today at Café Presse

The Winter 2017 menu started this morning at 9am at Café Presse.  As always, the first day of the new menu was kicked off by a all staff tasting before service this morning. Here are photos of some of  the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Polish my French skills at the French Conversation Table at Café Presse

2017 Dates for the French Conversation Table at Café Presse: January:           04, 18                  July:              05, 19 February:         01, 15                  August:         02, 16, 30 March:             01,15,29              September:   13, 27 April:                12, 26                  … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve at Le Pichet

If its New Year’s Eve at Le Pichet, there just has to be foie gras!  This year it is Terrine of whole Hudson Valley duck foie gras, with Sauternes-vanilla poaced quince and grilled brioche.

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U Pastizza

This classic dessert from the island of Corsica is basically a rustic crème caramel thickened with a bit of fine semolina flour.  While doing recipe research, I discovered versions that used day old bread or even cous-cous  for the thickener. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Take-out Dinner from Café Presse

Does a romantic New Year’s Eve at home sound like a good idea this year? Ring in 2017 chez vous, away from the crowds Choose dinner only or with a bottle of sparkling wine Includes party hats, noisemakers and confetti! … Continue reading

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New to the menu at Le Pichet

Pork liver terrine served with warm Yukon potato salad with shallots, fines herbes, diced cornichons and grain mustard vinaigrette. Sign me up with a glass of Beaujolais!

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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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