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Work starts for the Quarterly Dinner

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Guest of honor at the Café Presse November Chef’s Dinner, “Tout est bon dans le cochon”

Preparations began today for the November Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse with the arrival of an entire half hog from Pure Country Pork in Ephrata.  The dinner, which is on Wednesday November 8, 2017, features a menu that makes use the whole spectrum of pig parts.

This afternoon, artisan butcher Darron Marzolf will be showing the Cafe Presse kitchen crew the finer points of breaking down a carcass, and after that the work of brining, curing, marinating and sausage making will begin.

Dinner by reservation only, call Cafe Presse at 206.709.7674

Here are a few more shots of the start of work…

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Seattle Mayoral Debate at Café Presse

Mayors seal

What:  Viewing of televised Seattle Mayoral Debate
When:  Tuesday October 24, 2017, 6:30pm to 8pm
Where: The front room at Café Presse

Please join us for a viewing of the final Seattle Mayoral Debate before election day.

No cover charge, no reservations, everyone is welcome!

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Fall Quarterly Chef’s Dinner Menu

Fall 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Tout est bon dans le cochon

Wednesday November 8, 2017

 MENU

Terrine de tête de porc, pommes sauvage aux épices
Pork head and kidney terrine, house made dark rye bread, spiced crab apples, mustard crème fraiche

Beignets aux pieds de cochon, salade aux endives
Crispy pig’s foot beignets, salad of mixed endives, grilled winter squash and black currants, sauce soubise

Jambon de cochon braisé aux boudins noirs, châtaignes et champignons
Pork leg braised with blood sausage, chestnuts, lobster mushrooms and red vermouth, served with steamed Savoy cabbage

Camembert mariné au cidre, pain aux oignons confit et aux grattons de porc
Camembert marinated 20 days in Normandy hard cider, served with house-made caramelized onion-pork cracklin’ bread

Coings pochée au miel, au laurier et à la queue de cochon fumée, glace à la vanille
Washington quince poached in a syrup flavored with honey, bay leaf and smoked pork tail, vanilla bean ice cream, hazelnuts

Dinner including beverage* $75
*paired wines or non-alcoholic beverage

For this special event, No Substitutions Please.
Reservations by phone only at 206.709.7674
Price does not include service charge and WA State tax

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At Le Pichet and Café Presse, we’re doing our own Restaurant Week

What:      Great prices on fixed priced menus during Seattle Restaurant Week
When:     October 15 to November 2, 2017, Sunday through Thursday only
Where:    At Café Presse and Le Pichet, of course!

Café Presse and Le Pichet are not part of Seattle Restaurant Week, but we are still offering great deals!

AT CAFÉ PRESSE
Sunday through Thursday 11am to 10pm.   Make your choice from our special
Mardi Prix Fixe menu of starters, main courses and desserts.
Entrée + Plat -or- Plat + Dessert                                    $17.00
Entree + Plat + Dessert                                                     $23.00
For reservations call Café Presse 206.709.7674

AT LE PICHET
Sunday through Thursday, dinner only from 5:30pm to 10pm.
Select from our special 3-course Prixe Fixe Menu.
Entree + Plat + Dessert                                                     $33.00
For reservations call Le Pichet at 206.256.1499

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November 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Pig outline

Tout est bon dans le cochon

In November, our Quarterly Chef’s Dinner celebrates all things pig.  Especially for this event, we will be sourcing a half hog from our friends at Pure Country Pork Farms in Ephrata WA and doing our best to make use of it all. We hope that our menu will do justice to the life of this magnificent animal as we explore the wonderful range of ways to enjoy pork.

What:    5-course family-style dinner
When:  Wednesday November 8, 2017, 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including  beverage* $75
                

                 *your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

Visit our website for complete menu
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674 
For this special event, NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE
Price does not include service charge and WA State tax

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We’re open on Labor Day!

Le Pichet and Café Presse will be open for our regular hours on Labor Day…

And we have AIR CONDITIONING!  Come by and cool off.

Le Pichet open 8am to midnight everyday

Café Presse open 7am to 2am everyday

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August Quarterly Dinner Photos

Marinated roasted red peppers ready for service.

Marinated roasted red peppers ready for service.

The Quarterly Chef’s Dinner in August at Cafe Presse celebrated the finish (almost) of roof work and the food of Nice and the Cote d’Azur.  We had a blast putting it on and I hope that guests enjoyed it as well (you are curious you can check out the menu here).

If you are interested in coming to the next Quarterly Chef’s Dinner in early November 2017, watch this space for more info or sign up for our newsletter. 

Here are  a few photos of the August dinner to check out in the meantime:

Spreading a mixture of ricotta cheese and green chard on sardine filets.

Spreading a mixture of ricotta cheese and green chard on sardine filets.

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August 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Nice flag

LA FIN DE CHANTIER!

The roof work is almost done!
Help us celebrate
and see the back room improvements!

With all the renovation work at Cafe Presse, it has seemed like a very long summer.  So we are marking the completion (almost!) of work with a Quarterly Chef’s Dinner!  Chef Jim Drohman has designed a menu  inspired by the city of Nice and featuring the bountiful vegetables, fruits and seafood of late summer…and believe it or not,
NO MEAT!

What:    5-course family-style dinner  inspired by the cuisine of Nice
When:   Tuesday August 29, 2017, 6:30pm sharp
Where:  The back room at Café Presse
Cost:      Dinner including  beverage* $80
*your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

Visit our website for complete menu
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674
For this special event, NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE

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Menu for August Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse

Please help us celebrate

La Fin de Chantier!

Tuesday August 29, 2017

 MENU

Les hors d’œuvres
Pissaladière
Tartare of beets with capers, tarragon, mustard and pistachios on toasted baguette
Bleu cheese-sweet corn-thyme beignets

Sardines farcies à la niçoise
Pacific sardines stuffed with green chard and ricotta cheese, topped with bread crumbs and oven roasted

Salade aux tomates et aux nectarines, croustade à la tapenade
Salad of local tomatoes and nectarines, melon and Walla Walla onions, with lemon-summer savory vinaigrette and baked tapenade-chèvre turnover

Petits farcis aux courgettes et son pistou
Summer squashes stuffed with brown rice, caramelized onions, garlic, pine nuts, sultanas and spinach, with parsley-arugula pistou

Tarte au citron et ses myrtilles au basilic
Lemon custard baked in sweet pastry with soft meringue, with blueberries and chiffonade of basil


Dinner including beverage* $80
*paired wines or non-alcoholic beverage

For this special event, No Substitutions Please.
Reservations by phone only at 206.709.7674

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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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