Cafe Presse

Spring Lamb & Asparagus Fête at Café Presse


It’s Spring in the Northwest! What more reason do we need to celebrate? How about
local asparagus and spring lamb? Café Presse and Le Pichet Executive chef Jim Drohman and Café Presse chef de cuisine Patrick MacWhorter are teaming up to prepare a 5 course menu to celebrate the season and these spring favorites. Wine director Joanne Herron has selected her favorite bottles from the newly arrived French rosés.

What:    5-course family-style dinner featuring lamb,asparagus and rosé
When:   Tuesday May 24, 2016, 6:30pm
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:     Dinner including wine $75

Visit our website for complete menu and wines to be served.
www.cafepresseseattle.com
Places are limited for this special event. Reservations 206.709.7674

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Raw Milk Cheese Apprection Day Line Up

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As mentioned in an earlier post, Cafe Presse and Le Pichet are celebrating Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day with a special All Raw Milk selection of cheeses this Friday. Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s a list of the cheeses that will be include in our Raw Milk selection:

RAW MILK CHEESE APPRECIATION DAY MENU

Comté AOC, 7 mois, Terroir de France Sélections
From the Jura region of France, made with 100% raw cow’s milk and cave aged for at least 7 months.  We use this delicious cheese in the preparation of many of the dishes on our menu.

Ossau Iraty Vallée d’Aspe AOC, Les Fermiers Basco-Bearnais
This farmstead cheese from the Vallée d’Aspe in the French Basque Pyrenees, is made with raw milk from the cheesemaker’s own herds.  Aged at least 6 months

Torta de cabra, Finca Don Mariano
Made from 100% raw goats milk in the region of the Fregenal de la Sierra (Extremadura), this Spanish farmstead cheese is aged in earthenware pots, resulting in a pungent rind and a flavorful interior.

 Le Ramier Roux, Le Ferme Ramier
Produced on a family owned and operated farm in the Tarn and Garonne region north of Toulouse, France.  This wash rind raw cow’s milk farmstead cheese is aged about 3 months, during which time the rind is washed daily with salt water.

 Forme d’Ambert AOC « l’Or des Domes », La Société Fromagère du Livradois
100% raw cow’s milk bleu cheese from the area around the town of Ambert in the region of the Auvergne in France. Aged at least 3 months, rich, creamy interior.

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Jura Wine Dinner at Café Presse

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Discover the unique and wonderful wines of the Jura, located in the foothills of the French Alps. Although little known in America, oenophiles consider the Vin Jaune de Jura one of the rare jewels of French wine making.

Dieter Klippstein of Cavatappi Distribuzione  will introduce you to the varied palette of Jura wines through six selections from two highly respected bio-dynamic wine making teams,
Valérie & Fabrice Closset of Champ Divin and Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot.

Chef Jim Drohman has designed a six-course dinner composed of traditional dishes from the region, including its most famous dish, Poulet en Vin Jaune.

What: 6-course dinner featuring the wines of the Jura
When: Tuesday February 16, 2016, 6:30pm
Where: Café Presse
Cost:  Dinner including wine, $110 per person

 Places are limited for this very special event. Reservations 206.709.7674
Visit our website for complete menu and paired wines

Vin Jaune label, Tissot

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Jura Wine Dinner Menu

Café Presse and Cavatappi Distributione invite you to discover
The wines of the Jura

Tuesday February 16, 2016, 6:30pm

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Have dinner “Chez Vous” on Valentine’s Day

Does a romantic dinner for two at home sound like a good idea this year?
Don’t want to fight the crowds for a Valentine’s Day table?
CAFE PRESSE HAS YOU COVERED!

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

Sardines grillées et sa rémoulade au cèleri et au chou kale
Grilled Spanish sardines served on celery, celery root, kale and satsumas tossed with creamy remoulade dressing
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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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Gâteau au chocolat et sa crème anglais au café
Dense chocolate cake with coffee bean crème anglais and dried cherry compote

Special Take-Home Menu for two:   $59.00

Menu and a bottle of White, Red or Sparking Win$73.00

Wine choices:
*Wine choices:  Parraud « Selection des Cognettes » Muscadet 2014 blanc
or Domaine Montrose Côtes-de-Thongue 2013 rouge
  or Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV pétillant

Add a 10-piece bag of house-made salted butter caramels: $6.00

Special dinner available for take-out only.

Pre-order required.   Please call Cafe Presse at 206.709.7674
before 6pm on Saturday February 13 to pre-order.

Your dinner will be ready for pickup at the time you choose
between 5pm and 10pm on Sunday February 14thCorner Table Winter 2012 E-mail Promotion

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Café Presse open New Year’s Day

Café Presse will be open on New Year’s Day, Friday January 1, 2016, from 10am to 2am.  Come in and see us…we have things that will make that hangover go away.

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New Year’s Eve Take Home Dinner from Café Presse

Ring in 2016 at home, away from the crowds
Choose dinner only or with a bottle of sparkling wine
Includes party hats, noisemakers and confetti!

Café Presse New Year’s Eve Take Home Dinner for Two

Sardines grillées et sa rémoulade aux deux céleris
Grilled Spanish sardines on a salad of kale, celery, celery root and satsumas with a creamy horseradish dressing

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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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Marquise au chocolat, crème anglaise au café, orange confit
Dense chocolate mousse terrine, with coffee cream and candied orange peel

Special Take-Home Menu for two:   $58.00

Menu and a bottle Sparking Wine: $72.00
(Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV sparkling)

Available for Take-out only.  Not available through any home delivery service

Pre-order required.  

Please call Cafe Presse at 206.709.7674
before 6pm on Wednesday December 30 to pre-order.

Your dinner will be ready to pick up at the time you choose between 5pm and 10pm on Thursday December 31

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Le Pichet and Café Presse doing our own Restaurant Week

What:      Fixed price menus that beats Seattle Restaurant Week prices
When:     October 18 to 29, Sunday through Thursday
Where:    At Café Presse and Le Pichet, of course!

Café Presse and Le Pichet are not part of Seattle Restaurant Week, but we’re beating their prices! During Seattle Restaurant Week, we will be offering specially priced Prix Fixe Menus that do Restaurant Week one better!

AT CAFÉ PRESSE

Sunday through Thursday 11am to 10pm:    Make your choice from a special Mardi Prix Fixe menu of starters, main courses and desserts.

Entrée + Plat -or- Plat + Dessert                                   $19

Entree + Plat + Dessert                                                     $23

For reservations call Café Presse 206.709.7674

LE PICHET

Sunday through Thursday, dinner only from 5:30pm to 10pm:
Select from our special 3-course Prixe Fixe Menu.

Entree + Plat + Dessert                                                     $28

For reservations call Café Presse 206.256.1499

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Café Presse Mardi Prix Fixe menu – Fall 2015

Mardi Prix Fixe menu:  Fall 2015

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

   Entrée + Plat -or- Plat + Dessert   $19                     Entrée + Plat + Dessert     $23

les Entrées

Salade verte
Bibb lettuce with hazelnut vinaigrette
or
Gâteau aux foies de volailles
Smooth chicken liver terrine, dried cherry compote

les Plats

Soupe à l’oignon gratinée
Caramelized onion soup made with chicken stock, thyme, sherry, crouton and melted Comté cheese
or
Filet de saumon rosé fumé, salade aux pommes de terre et à l’aneth
Lummi Island pink salmon, smoked and grilled, red potatoes with Walla Walla onions, dill, chopped egg, capers and grain mustard

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
Fromage
Your choice from our daily board of house aged cheeses, 1 ounce served with country bread

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

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Fall menu starts at Café Presse

Crispy duck confit leg served on a warm salad of root vegetables, brussel sprouts, duck gizzards and parsley, with a sherry-duck jus.

Crispy duck confit leg served on a warm salad of root vegetables, brussel sprouts, duck gizzards and parsley, with a sherry-duck jus.

The new Fall menu started last Thursday at Café Presse with the traditional menu tasting for our staff.  We were all excited for the flavors of Fall after such a long hot summer and to see again some of our old favorites return to the menu (like oysters on the half shell and Soupe a l’oignon gratinee).

Now you can enjoy all the new dishes and old favorites yourself.  Here are some photos to whet your appetite.

Salade of red, Belgian and curly endives  and pears with creamy Bleu d'Auvergne dressing and garlic croutons.

Salade of red, Belgian and curly endives and pears with creamy Bleu d’Auvergne dressing and garlic croutons.

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