Events

Menu for November Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to fête

Fall in Alsace

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm

Les hors d’œuvre
Presskopf, vinaigrette with shallots and mustard, sliced baguette
Mini bretzel stuffed with Munster-chive cream

Filet de carpe pochée au riesling, choux et choucroute
Poached carp filet, fresh cabbage, sauerkraut, apples and scallions, creamy Riesling sauce

Tourte au gibier et ses crudités
Ground venison and pork baked in puff pastry, served with marinated vegetable salads

Roїgabrageldi, palette fumée et salade verte
Potatoes slow cooked with onions, butter and cured pork belly, served with smoked pork collar and green salad

Kugelhopf aux fruits secs, glace aux noix
Traditional Alsatian yeasted holiday cake with dried fruits, served with walnut ice cream and powdered sugar

Dinner with paired wines $85    Dinner only $65
(price does not include tax or gratuity)

Reservations are limited for this special event
and available only by telephone 206.709.7674

Menu subject to change to accommodate product seasonality

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Celebrate Autumn in Alsace

Cafe Presse and Le Pichet are proud to invite you to a special dinner

Le Pichet and Café Presse executive chef Jim Drohman recently spent a week visiting family, tasting wine and touring the countryside of this storybook beautiful region.
Come celebrate fall in Alsace with a family-style dinner inspired by the traditional dishes he tasted.
What:    5-course family-style dinner featuring dishes inspired by the                       region of Alsace paired the the region’s wonderful wines
When:  Tuesday November 29, 2016, at 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including wine $85  Dinner only $65
Watch our website for complete menu and wines to be served, coming soon
Places are limited for this special event.
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674
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Help us Fête the Beaujolais Nouveau!

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Join us at Le Pichet for a traditional café-style celebration
of the first new wine of 2016. 

Thursday November 17, 2016, 6pm till late

A selection of Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass, pichet or bottle

Special menu of traditional street food

Live music starting at 7pm

No reservations   No cover charge   Everyone welcome

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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 worries, the back room at Café Presse will be a politics-free zone all evening (although we can’t control your dinner conversation!).

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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 big screen At Café Presse.
No Cover.  No Reservations.  Everyone Welcome!

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Have you tried our Tuesday Prix Fixe yet?

Mardi Prix Fixe Menu

Fixed priced menu available every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm.

Entrée + Plat  -or-  Plat + Dessert    $19.00
or
Entrée + Plat + Dessert     $23.00

les Entrées

Salade verte
Bibb lettuce salade with hazelnut vinaigrette
or
Petite assiette de jambon de Bayonne
Appetizer portion of air dried country ham from the French Basque countries, with cornichons

les Plats

 Sandwich ventrêche et piperade, pommes frites
Seared house-cured pork belly and Basque sweet pepper ragout on baguette, served with pommes frites
or
Fallafels, salade aux melons, aux concombres et aux figues
Crispy chickpea fritters, summer melon, cucumbers, red onion, figs, yogurt-honey dressing and harissa

les Desserts

Glace ou sorbet du jour
Two scoops of ice cream or sorbet of the day served with a cookie; ask your server for today’s flavors
or
Assiette de biscuits sucrés
A selection of house made cookies

No substitutions for this special menu…thanks for your understanding!

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Menu for August Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to fete

Summer in the Pays Basque

Tuesday August 30, 2016 6:30pm

Dinner including wine $75 per person

Les hors d’œuvres
Croquettas with spinach and Oussa Iraty cheese
Vinegar-cured anchovy filet, nectarine-basil tartare, sherry, hazelnuts, grilled baguette
Eggs scrambled with piperade, grilled jambon de bayonne, baguette slice

Salade aux tomates, a la morue, a la sarriette et ses œufs pochés
Mixed tomato salad garnished with salt cod, walnuts, summer savory, lemon-piment d’Espelette vinaigrette and poached egg

Calamars et palourdes à la sauce verte
Penn Cove clams and Pacific calamari sautéed with Txokoli and soft herbs

Haricots rouge mijoté aux blettes, garnitures au porc, piments en vinaigre
Red beans simmered with Basque cider, chard, peppers and smoked paprika, garnished with grilled pork collar, ribs, boudin basque and pickled guindilla peppers

Natillas aux pêches
Basque poured custard flavored with honey, lemon and cinnamon, peaches and almond short breads

Space is limited for the special event.  Please call to reserve your place.

Cafe Presse 206.709.7674

 

 


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Chef’s Dinner August 2016 – Summer in the Pays Basque

Cafe Presse invites you to celebrate Summer in the Pays Basque!

Recently, our Chef de Cuisine Patrick MacWhorter had the opportunity to visit the French Basque Countries for the first time.  While there, he toured the workshops of artisan cheese makers and charcutiers, shopped the farmer’s markets and sampled the rich culinary tradition of this amazing region (and also drank a couple glasses of wine, we suspect).  His travels, as well as a recent tasting trip to SW France taken by Wine Director Joanne Herron, have inspired our summer 2016 Chefs Dinner, which will feature traditional traditional dishes from the Pays Basque and wine from the surrounding regions!

What:     5-course family-style dinner featuring dishes
inspired by the Pays Basque
When:   Tuesday August 30, 2016, 6:30pm
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:      Dinner including wine $75

Visit our website at www.cafepresseseattle.com for complete menu.

Places are limited for this special event.  Reservations 206.709.7674

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Summer Menu 2016

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House smoked mackerel, grilled and served on a salad of heirloom tomatoes, basil, shallots and orange-picholine olive vinaigrette.

The new summer menu at Cafe Presse started this morning, Thursday July 07, 2016.  We are very proud of our new dishes and hope that you will enjoy them as well.

Check out the new menu here.

Here are some photos from the Staff Tasting:

Butter milk fried chicken livers on a salad of green beans, snow peas, peas and roasted shallot dressing

Butter milk fried chicken livers on a salad of green beans, snow peas, peas and roasted shallot dressing

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