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Join us for French Conversation in 2015

2015 Dates for the French Conversation Table at Café Presse:

January 2015:           07, 22                    July 2015:              08, 22
February 2015:         04, 18                    August 2015:          05, 19
March 2015:             04, 18                     September 2015:   02, 16, 30
April 2015:                01, 15, 29              October 2015:         14, 28
May 2015:                 13, 27                     November 2015:    11 (no meeting on 11/25)
June 2015:                10, 24                    December 2015:     09 (no meeting on 12/23)

Every second Wednessday from 4pm to 6pm, please join us for French conversation in the back room at Cafe 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 no wine-friendly snacks.

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Happy Holidays!

LE PICHET Xmas

From all of us at Café Presse and Le Pichet,

We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season!

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Garbure Béarnaise at Café Presse

Garbure Dec 2014

Special at Cafe Presse today:  Garbure Béarnaise

One of the iconic dishes of the cooking of southwestern France, a garbure is, at its base, a peasant stew of white beans and winter vegetables.  Regional variations abound (Landaise?  Gasconne?) but in the Béarn, garbure is enriched with duck fat, duck and pork confits, panchetta (ventreche de porc in French)  and the ends of air cured ham.

We are currently making plans to feature Garbure Bearnaise on our Winter 2015 menu beginning Thursday January 8.  In the meantime, today we finished our first batch of the season, and it is rich with duck leg and gizzard, pork shoulder, cabbage, turnips and  carrots.  We serve it with grilled country bread and persillade, the classic Béarnais condiment of garlic, parsley, duck fat and olive oil.

Hurry by and try it while the supply lasts.

 

 

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Vin Chaud for the Holidays

vin chaud Nov 2014

Now at Café Presse and Le Pichet…our house made Vin Chaud.  Vin chaud is the hot mulled wine of France, traditionally served during the Holidays and any time that its cold and damp out.  I worked under a chef in Paris who would grab onto the slightest sneeze or sniffle from anyone in the kitchen as an excuse to make up a batch.

More famously, vin chaud is the beverage of choice for warming hands and spirits at annual Marchés de Noël, or traditional Christmas markets that pop up across France every  year during the month of December.

Vin chaud at the Marché de Noël in Bordeaux.

Vin chaud at the Marché de Noël in Bordeaux.

Our version is made with red wine, brandy, lemon, orange, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay leaf and allspice and a touch of honey, served hot with a twist of orange.   Enjoy it now and until the end of the year.

 

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Cafe Presse also has caramels

CP Caramels Nov 2014

Both Le Pichet and Cafe Presse for the Holidays,  we are wrapping up our famous salted butter caramels for you to enjoy or to give.  Made with only honey, heavy cream, butter and sea salt, each box holds 10 caramels and are $5 while the supply lasts.

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Join us today for Beajolais Nouveau!

Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

Le Pichet’s Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau kicks off tonight at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

But if parties are not your style, you can still drop by Cafe Presse to sample the first new wine of 2014, where we will be serving it by the glass, pichet or bottle beginning today as well.

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Cafe Presse tops Seattle Restaurant Week for value

MARDI PRIX FIXE MENU AVAILABLE
SUNDAY TO THURSDAY

DURING SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK

What:  A fixed price menu with your choice of 2 or 3 courses at a great price
When: Normally, only on Tuesday, but between October 19 and30, available Sunday to Thursday  from 11am to 10pm
Where:  Café Presse of course!

Mardi Prix Fixe is Café Presse’s fixed price menu that lets YOU pick the number of courses you would like.  YOU make your choices from a special selection of seasonal dishes, then WE do the rest, all at a great price.

Normally only offered on Tuesdays from 11am to 10pm, during Seattle Restaurant Week, October 19 to 30, 2014, Mardi Prix Fixe will be available from Sunday to Thursday.

2 courses (starter + main course  or  main course + dessert)   $18
3 courses (starter + main course + dessert)                                    $23

PLUS:  Come in between 4pm and 6pm and also take advantage of Vin Expresse, when all bottles of wine are available in-house at our low take-out prices:  $9 to $15

For further information and reservations, call Café Presse at 206.709.7674

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Mardi Prix Fixe to Debut this Tuesday

Café Presse is proud to announce

MARDI PRIX FIXE MENU

Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm

What:  A fixed price menu with your choice of 2 or 3 courses at a great price
When: Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm, beginning October 7, 2014
Where:  Café Presse of course!

Café Presse now offers a fixed price menu every Tuesday that lets YOU pick the number of courses you would like.  YOU make your choices from a special selection of seasonal dishes, then WE do the rest, all at a great price.

2 courses (starter + main course  or  main course + dessert)   $18
3 courses (starter + main course + dessert)                                    $23

PLUS:  Come in between 4pm and 6pm and also take advantage of Vin Expresse, when all bottles of wine are available in-house at our low take-out prices:  $9 to $15

For further information and reservations, call Café Presse at 206.709.7674

Corner Table Winter 2012 E-mail Promotion

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Tour de France 20014 starts July 5

map_home Tour 2014The 2014 edition of the Tour de France starts in Leeds England this Saturday, July 4, 2014 and finishes on the Champs-Elysee on Sunday July 27.

Cafe Presse will be showing every stage beginning at 7am when we open.  Additionally, when possible, we will be showing weekday afternoon stage re-broadcasts.

Check out our weekly event calendar for the most up to date schedule information.

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We are Open on July 4th

Cafe Presse and Le Pichet will both be open regular hours on Friday July 4th and throughout the weekend:

Cafe Presse open 7am to 2am everyday

Le Pichet open 8am to midnight everyday

And yes Cafe Presse will be showing the World Cup Quarter final match between France and either Germany or Algeria on Friday at 9am and every other match of the 2014 World Cup.  Allez les Bleus!

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