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Saturday lunch, Alsace-style

Quick photo of me at lunch with the part of the Drohman family that lives in Alsace…where, incidentally,it is spelled Drohmann.  This photo only shows a part of the group, which numbered about 25 guests, all of whom are either … Continue reading

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In Alsace

I am in Alsace!  As a prelude to a visit to our house in the SW of France, decided to plan a week in a region about which I don’t know very much…a considerable shortcoming on my part, given that … Continue reading

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Clinton & Trump, head to head Monday

Join us for the first 2016 Presidential Debate Monday September 26, 2016 6pm to 7:30pm On the big screen over the bar at Café Presse No reservations    No cover charge    Everyone welcome. And if politics is not your thing, no … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

September 2016   Terrine aux frittons de porc, salade aux poires asiatiques et aux choux rouges Terrine of ground pork and confit of heart, kidney and liver, with a salad of Asian pear, apples, red cabbage, parsley, yellow mustard seeds … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Fall but summer produce is still filling the  farmer stalls!  Celebrate the transition from late Summer to Fall at Le Pichet with dishes that reflect the end of season bounty.

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The adventure in the Pays Basque comes to an end. Wherein Pat goes to the Fête de Bayonne

In addition to his visits to see artisan cheese maker, production of salt at Salies de Bearn and traditional methods of making jambon de Bayonne in Hagetmau, Café Presse chef de cuisine Patrick MacWhorter finished his trip to France at … Continue reading

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We’re open on Labor Day

Both Café Presse and Le Pichet will be open regular hours on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 2016.  Hope to see you there! Cafe Presse open 7am to 2am Le Pichet open 8am to 12midnight

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Presidential Debates 2016

Join us at Cafe Presse to watch the 2016 Presidential Debates Monday        09/26    6-7:30pm Tuesday        10/04    6-7:30pm Vice Presidents Sunday          10/09    6-7:30pm Wednesday  10/19    6-7:30pm See all the Presidential Debates live on the … Continue reading

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Summer Chef’s Dinner photos

The Summer 2016 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse was last Tuesday and we had a great time! The theme for the dinner was “Summer in the Pays Basque” and the menu took its inspiration from the recent trip to the … Continue reading

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More adventures in the Pays Basque, wherein Pat sees how they make ham

  After his visit to artisan cheese producers Agour, Cafe Presse chef de cuisine Pat MacWharter next took a trip to see exactly how the famous Basque ham, jambon de Bayonne, is produced.  One of the first things he learned … Continue reading

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