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Summer menu 2017 begins at Café Presse

Salad of beefsteak and heirloom tomatoes, red onion, capers, parsley, roasted garlic vinaigrette and a hard cooked egg.

Salad of beefsteak and heirloom tomatoes, red onion, capers, parsley, roasted garlic vinaigrette and a hard cooked egg.

The summer menu for 2017 at Cafe Presse was rolled out today by chef de cuisine James O’Hern.  Here are some photos from the traditional all-staff tasting to get you in the summer mood!  Check out our menu full menu here.

Duck rillettes served wtih red wine poached figs, grain mustard and cornichons

Duck rillettes served wtih red wine poached figs, grain mustard and cornichons

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Tour de France 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Tour de France kicks off with an individual time trial in Dusseldorf Germany on Saturday July 1 and  finishes on the Champs Elysée on Sunday July 23th.

Café Presse will be showing every stage on the big screen over the bar beginning at 7am when we open.

Check our out Weekly Event Calendar for full schedule.

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Café Presse 10th Anniversary Dinner

CP LOGO BWCan you believe that Café Presse is turning 10 years old? That’s right, we opened our doors to the public for the first time on June 20th, 2007.  To celebrate the occasion, our Chef’s Dinner this quarter will feature dishes from our very first menu.

What:   5-course family-style dinner
When:  Tuesday June 20, at 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including beverage* $70
*your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

For reservations, please telephone at 206.709.7674

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Les hors d’œuvres
Croque monsieur bites
Falafels with sauce blanche
Steak tartare on toasted baguette with tomato chutney

Plateau de charcuterie
Artisan and house-made charcuterie including jambon de Bayonne, gâteau de foie de volaille, rillettes de porc, saucisse a l’ail, langue de veau and saucissons sec.

Salade au chèvre chaud
Local arugula and curly endive, mustard vinaigrette, warm goat cheese croutons

Poulet rôti, pommes frites
Free range natural chicken roasted to order, served with pommes frites and grilled Washington State asparagus

Gâteau de riz « grand-mère » et ses frais de notre région
“Grandmother-style” caramelized rice cake served with fresh cream and Washington State strawberries.

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Café Presse is turning 10!

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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:

*Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm, we will feature   a prix fixe menu of classic Café Presse dishes at 2007 prices.  You can pick two courses for $15 or three courses for $20.

*Every Wednesday look for extended Vin Expresse Happy Hours from 3pm to 7pm.

*All month long, sample our special anniversary cocktail, la Liberté, and we will donate $5 to the ACLU for each one ordered.

*Join us Tuesday June 20th for a special 5 course family-style Chef’s Dinner composed of dishes from our very first menu!

Find more info about all these events at www.cafepresseseattle.com

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Menu for February 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to a winter

Cassoulet Dinner

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 6:30pm

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Les hors d’œuvres
Crispy fritters filled with Fourme d’Ambert cheese, herbed butter and spinach
House-smoked trout, cabbage-apple salad, chestnut purée, baguette slice
Eggs scrambled with duck gizzards, heart and wild mushrooms, on bread dumpling slice

Petit toast au foie gras mi-cuit de canard, confiture aux figues
Just a bite of duck foie gras terrine on grilled country bread with fig confiture

Calamar farci sur lit de blettes, persillade
Calamari hoods stuffed with their braised legs, onions, garlic, thyme and brown rice, grilled and served on green chard simmered with pine nuts and the leg braising liquid, parsley-garlic-lemon zest olive oil

Cassoulet toulousain
White beans simmered with pork shoulder, cured pork belly, saucisse de Toulouse and duck confit, then baked with herbed bread crumbs

Gâteau aux noix, glace aux prunes et vin de noix maison
Warm walnut cake splashed with house-made walnut wine, served with prune-Armagnac ice cream

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

Reservations are limited and available only by telephone 206.709.7674

Menu subject to change to accommodate product seasonality
Sorry, no substitutions for this special event

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Cassoulet Dinner at Café Presse

Le Pichet and Café Presse invite you to a winter

CASSOULET DINNER

When Le Pichet and Café Presse executive chef Jim Drohman left  Campagne restaurant back in 2000 (has it really been that long?), he stopped making cassoulet. The tiny kitchen at Le Pichet was just too small for preparing this classic from the southwest of France that is best made in big batches.  Now, for the first time in 17 years, Chef Drohman is dusting off his recipe and making cassoulet, as part of a menu featuring dishes from the region of the Midi-Pyrénées.

What: 4-course family-style dinner featuring dishes inspired by the cuisine of the Midi-Pyrénées, centered around a traditional Cassoulet Toulousain and complemented by the country wines of the region
WhenTuesday February 28, at 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost: Dinner including wine $85 Dinner only $65

Visit our website for complete menu (coming soon)
The Fall 2016 Quarterly dinner sold out fast so reserve your table now.
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674

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Valentine’s Dinner Chez Vous

Does a romantic dinner for two at home sound like fun this year?
Don’t want to fight the crowds for a Valentine’s Day table?
Cafe Presse has the solution!

Café Presse St.-Valentine’s Take-Home Dinner for 2

Salade aux deux endives, au bleu, aux noix et aux graines de grenade
Salad of Belgian and curly endives, walnuts, pomegranate seeds, cow’s milk Bleu des Causse cheese and Dijon vinaigrette
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Poulet rôti, pommes frites et mayonnaise
Whole Washington State free-range chicken, roasted to your order, with pommes frites and mayonnaise
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Marquis au chocolat, sauce caramel au cognac
Dense chocolate mousse terrine, served with whipped cream and brandy caramel sauce

Special Take-Home Menu for two:                                 $63.00
Menu + a bottle* of white, red or sparking win         $80
.00

 

*Wine choices:  Domaine Pépière Sèvre et Maine sur Lie Muscadet 2015
Domaine de Berane « Les Agapes » Côtes du Ventoux 2015
Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV

Add a 10-piece bag of house-made salted butter caramels:         $6.50

Special dinner available for take-out only.
Pre-order required.   Please call Cafe Presse at 206.709.7674 before 6pm on February 13 to pre-order.
Your dinner will be ready for pickup at the time you choose between 5pm and 10pm on February 14th

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Today’s special at Cafe Presse: Axoa d’Espelette

Jan 2017 Axoa

It’s not easy to do justice to Axoa in a photo.  Regardless of its humble looks, this traditional Basque dish have become a favorite of guests at Cafe Presse and is one of our most requested menu offerings.

Traditionally in the  Basque countries, Axoa is made with either veal, pork or beef, slowly simmered with peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic and served with steamed or fried potatoes. Our version, which takes it queue from the French town of Espelette, is made with a combination of range veal and grass fed beef, finished with the famous dried piment d’Espelette and paired with pommes frites,

Special today and for a limited time, come try our Axoa d’Espelette.

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New to the menu at Le Pichet

Crispy duck leg confit served on black lentils sauteed with Savoy cabbage and house white wine vinegar and chestnut puree

Crispy duck leg confit served on black lentils sauteed with Savoy cabbage and house white wine vinegar and chestnut puree

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.

LP New Menu Jan 15 2017 beets

Salad of escarole, pickled beets and salt roasted beets, Bermuda onions, pistachio, chevre vinaigrette and shaved goat’s milk tomme

LP New Menu Jan 15 2017 egg

Dandelion greens, curly endive, candied kumquats, warm shallot-lamb belly lardon vinaigrette and a soft boiled egg.

 

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New Desserts at Café Presse

Frozen chocolate mousse  filled with candied orange peel and shaved chocolate, served with vanilla creme anglias

Frozen chocolate mousse filled with candied orange peel and shaved chocolate, served with vanilla creme anglias

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.

Caramelized rice cake served with vanilla-poached pineapple and fresh cream.

Caramelized rice cake served with vanilla-poached pineapple and fresh cream.

Crispy banana fritters with whipped cream, candied pecans and rum caramel

Crispy banana fritters with whipped cream, candied pecans and rum caramel

 

 

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