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New desserts for Winter as well!

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New menu day means new desserts as well! Here are some photos of the new sweet additions…

CP NM Jan 2019 breadpudding

Vanilla-walnut bread pudding, served warm with caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream

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New winter menu at Café Presse

Salad of Belgian, frisée and Castelfranco endives with tarragon, pine nuts, blood orange supremes, candied peel and blood orange vinaigrette

Salad of Belgian, frisée and Castelfranco endives with tarragon, pine nuts, blood orange supremes, candied peel and blood orange vinaigrette

The new Winter menu at Café Presse started last Thursday with the traditional menu tasting for the staff.  Here are some photos of the savory items that have been added for Winter

Salad of spinach, dandilion greens, red onion, roasted Delicata squash and croutons with a warm duck heart-shallot vinaigrette

Salad of spinach, dandilion greens, red onion, roasted Delicata squash and croutons with a warm duck heart-shallot vinaigrette

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French Conversation in 2019

2019 Dates for the French Conversation Table at Café Presse:

January:           02, 16, 30          July:               03, 17, 31
February:         13, 27                 August:           14, 28
March:             13, 27                  September:    11, 25
April:                10, 24                 October:         09, 23
May:                 08, 22                 November:    06, 20
June:                05, 19                 December:     04, 18

Every second Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm, please join us for French conversation in the back room at Café Presse.   At each meeting, a French speaking facilitator will be on hand  to get the discussion rolling.  The Conversation Table is free and open to French speakers of all levels.  Hope to see you there!

And don’t forget that every day from 4pm to 6pm (including during the French Conversation Table!) you can enjoy our VinExpresse Happy Hour, when all in-house bottles of wine are available for take-out prices as well as special prices on wine-friendly snacks.

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Vin chaud for the Holidays

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It’s that time of year again for our house made Vin Chaud, French-style hot mulled wine made with brandy, lemon, orange, honey and sweet winter spices. Just like at the Marché de Noël in France…Now at Le Pichet and Cafe Presse!

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Chocolate Truffles for the Holiday Season at Café Presse

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Our house-made truffles are dark chocolate ganache made with rich bittersweet chocolate, butter and cream, then
rolled in pure cocoa powder.

Chocolate-Chèvre or Chocolate-Grand Marnier

$1.50 each or 12 for $15

Try them at Café Presse while supplies last!

Gift boxes available with 24 hours notice.
Ask your server or call at 206 709-7674

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New Year’s Eve Take-out Dinner from Café Presse

Thinking of a romantic New Year’s Eve at home?
Let Café Presse do the cooking!

Ring in 2019 chez vous, away from the crowds
Choose dinner only or add a bottle of sparkling wine
Includes party hats, noisemakers and confetti!

Special Take-Home Menu for two:   $60.00
Menu with a bottle Sparking Wine:  $78.00

(Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV sparkling)

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

Order at  206.709.7674 before 4pm on Sunday December 30th.
Your dinner will be ready to pick up at the time you choose
between 5pm and 10pm on New Year’s Eve.

Menu for Two

Sardines grillées, salade aux endives et aux oranges sanguines
Grilled Spanish sardines, salade of Belgian endive, frilly red mustard greens, blood orange supremes, candied peel and blood orange 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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Truffes au chocolat faites maison
A 6 piece selection of our house-made chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa:
includes Chocolate-Grand Marnier, Chocolate-Chèvre, and Chocolate-Espresso

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Cafe Presse and Le Pichet will observe special hours during the week of Thanksgiving so that our employees may be with their families.

Cafe Presse: 
Wednesday 11/21  Closing early at 3pm
Thursday 11/22 Closed all day
Friday 11/23 Open regular hours from 7am to 2am

Le Pichet
Wednesday 11/21  Closing early at 3pm
Thursday 11/22 Closed all day
Friday 11/23 Open regular hours from 8am to midnight

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August Quarterly Dinner Photos

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During the tapas reception at dinner, live Spanish guitar was provided by Jon Yerby

The August 2018 Quarterly Dinner at Cafe Presse featured a celebration of the food and festivals of the region of the Languedoc-Roussillon.  The dinner kicked off with a tapas and sangria reception featuring live Spanish guitar from local musician Jon Yerby. Tapas were followed by a 3 course menu of regional specialties.  If you missed this sold-out event, check out some photos below:

Joanne's special recipe for sangria, featuring rosé  from the Languedoc, peaches and blackberries from her back yard!

Joanne’s special recipe for sangria, featuring rosé from the Languedoc, peaches, cherries and blackberries from her back yard!

Bethmale vache, a cow's milk raw cheese from Pyrenees.

Bethmale vache, a cow’s milk raw cheese from Pyrenees.

Fougasse, a country bread made with olives and rosemary

Fougasse, a country bread made with olives and rosemary

Grilled skewers of house smoked mussels and Italian plums marinated with sherry

Grilled skewers of house smoked mussels and Italian plums marinated with sherry

Tielle, a specialty of the city of Sete is a two crusted pie filled with octopus and tomatoes.

Tielle, a specialty of the city of Sete is a two crusted pie filled with octopus and tomatoes.

The Tielle was served with a salad of bitter summer greens, raw zucchini and lemon-parsley vinaigrette

The Tielle was served with a salad of bitter summer greens, raw zucchini and lemon-parsley vinaigrette

Bull from Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island, simmered with red wine, orange peel and sweet peppers, served with brown rice

Bull from Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island, simmered with red wine, orange peel and sweet peppers, served with brown rice

Rousquilles, cookies from the Roussillon flavored with fennel seeds and honey, served with melon sorbet and melon-lime-basil salad

Rousquilles, cookies from the Roussillon flavored with fennel seeds and honey, served with melon sorbet and melon-lime-basil salad

 

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Menu for August 2018 Quarterly Dinner

     Feria en Languedoc-Roussillon Menu

Tuesday August 28, 2018, $60 per person

 Buffet de tapas à la Feria
A selection of small bites from the Languedoc-Roussillon:
Anchovies stuffed with green olives
Fougasse, rustic bread made with olive oil, black olives and rosemary
Fromage du Languedoc
Boles de Picolet, pork-dried porcini meatballs simmered in spiced tomato sauce
Grilled mussel-baby artichoke skewers

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La fameuse tielle à la sétoise et sa salade aux courgettes
Tourte filled with octopus-tomato ragoût, with a salad of bitter summer greens, raw summer squash and lemon-parsley vinaigrette

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Gardianne de taureau au vin rouge
Shoulder of bull simmered with red wine, onions, sweet peppers and orange peel, served with brown rice

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Sorbet de melon et ses rousquilles aux graines d’anis
Anise-scented cookies from Roussillon, melon sorbet and basil-melon salad

Visit our website for full event details

Reservations by phone only at 206 709-7674

Ingredients subject to change due to seasonal availability

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August 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

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Feria en Languedoc-Roussillon!

In the south of France, Feria is the word used for the summer festivals that bring together everyone in town to celebrate the season, good food and the sweetness of being alive.  The menu for our August 2018 Quarterly Chef’s Dinner is inspired by a traditional Feria from the region of the Languedoc-Roussillon, a land that stretches from Provence to Catalonia.  Join us as we celebrate Feria!

What:   Tapas reception followed by a 3-course family-style Feria dinner

When:  Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:30pm sharp

Where: The back room at Café Presse

Cost:    Dinner including  beverage* $60
*your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

Visit our website at www.cafepresseseattle.com for details and menu

For this special dinner, NO SUBSTITUTIONS please

For reservations, telephone Café Presse at 206.709.7674  

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