Author Archives: Jim

Lending a helping hand to the Fred Hutch

Café Presse and Le Pichet were very proud to have been asked to be a part of the 2017 Premier Chef’s Dinner to support the great work they to that the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  The gala dinner, that … Continue reading

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Café Presse is turning 10!

On June 20, 2017, Café Presse will be 10 years old.  It has been a privilege to serve our neighborhood for the last 10 years. Help us celebrate by joining us for these special Café Presse Birthday Events in June: … Continue reading

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Domaine les Pentes de Barène

If these bottles look familiar to you, it may be because you have ordered one before at Le Pichet or Cafe Presse, where this white wine from the Tursan region in  southwest France is one of our favorites.  I have … Continue reading

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Dog loves cheese (who doesn’t?)

Seen in the Saturday market in Orthez:  a dog who really loves cheese.  Clearly a learned behavior, as,right after this photo was taken, he was rewarded with a bite of cheese by the vendor.

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Sunday Dinner in Orthez

A rainy Sunday in Orthez with plenty of time to prepare and enjoy a leisurely diner de dimanche.  Sunday dinner in France, especially in the countryside, is a late lunch that serves as the main meal of the day.   … Continue reading

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New desserts for Spring at Café Presse

The new menu for Spring has started at Cafe Presse.  As promised, here are photos of the new desserts from the Staff Tasting…enjoy!

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Spring Menu starts at Cafe Presse

The new spring menu started today at Café Presse and it is filled with tastes of the season.  Here are some photos of the savory dishes from today’s staff tasting.  Look for photos of the new desserts soon. And by … Continue reading

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Really local radishes

This bunch of radishes was grown super locally on an extremely small scale farmer…specifically it was grown in a pot in a SW facing window of our apartment on First Hill.  Next up: collards!

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

New for spring on the menu at Le Pichet! Socca nissarda, Chickpea flour-olive oil pancake baked with melted leeks, topeed with green checkpeas, green chard and French sheep’s-milk feta cheese.

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New on the menu at Le Pichet, late March 2017

Now on the menu for both lunch and dinner: Millas gascons au confit de porc, salade de cresson et oignons verts Pan roasted cornmeal porridge cake with ground pork and pork confit, with grilled mushroom velouté and watercress-spring onion salad

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