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Half Way

I like this photo from a hike we took in December 2017 for two reasons;  firstly because it shows the halfway point (almost) on the Chemin de Saint-Jacques between Vézelay in Burgundy and Santiago de Compostella in Spain. Secondarily because … Continue reading

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Winter Menu at Café Presse

Our winter menu 2018 started yesterday at Café Presse and we are really excited about it!   In addition to the dishes shown here, this change marked the return to our menu of two of our cold weather favorites:  Raclette Savoyarde … Continue reading

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Corsican Cellars

If you love all the cheeses we use on our menu and cheese board at Le Pichet and Café Presse, you likely have Olivier Boye to thank for them.  We get most of our cheeses from him, including the raw … Continue reading

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Ring in 2018 at Le Pichet

Celebrate the New Year with us at Le Pichet! Extended dinner hours from 5pm to 12 midnight Hats –  Noisemakers –  Confetti – Midnight toast Live dinner music beginning at 9:30pm Festive dinner, dessert and champagne specials Call Le Pichet … Continue reading

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Mushroom hunting in les Landes

Sitting in my warm apartment in Seattle, an early December mushroom outing in the SW of France seemed like a great idea.  So I contacted the Sociétié Mycologique du Béarn and invited myself along on their next outing, which happened … 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 2018 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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Supper in Orthez

Light supper in Orthez…Merlu de ligne from Saint-Jean de Luz pan sautéed with a compote of fennel and leeks from the garden and sauteed spinach. On arrival in late November, found the garden still held a few winter veggies…some sad … Continue reading

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Holy Mackerel, check out Café Presse in the Washington Post!

Here is a link to a Washington Post article entitled “If you can only eat three meals in Seattle, make sure they’re here”.  Spoiler alert, Café Presse is one of them!

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November 2017 Chef’s Dinner

The November 2017 version of our Chef’s Dinner took place last Wednesday and welcomed a sold out crowd to the back room at Café Presse.  The theme for the dinner was Tout est bon dans le cochon (every part of … Continue reading

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Artisan Butcher Demo

As noted in an earlier post, last week, in preparation for our November Quarterly Chef’s Dinner, Café Presse had a visit from artisan butcher Darron Marsolf, who showed us the proper way to break down a pig.  In addition to … Continue reading

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