Cafe Presse

New dishes for fall at Le Pichet

Pork-smoked pork skin sausage with a saute of baby potatoes, cabbage, onion, parsley and black currants, with grain mustard vinaigrette

If you are feeling the draw of fall food, Chef de Cuisine Vince Hall has just added a trio of dishes to the menu at Le Pichet that will fit the bill perfectly. Enjoy!

Alsatian-style cabbage soup with dark beer, pork-apple boudin noir and caraway, served with
lemon creme fraiche and brown bread croutons
Penn Cove mussels sauteed with fennel, winter squash, curried squash fumet, sage, white wine, lemon zest and butter
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Fall Desserts at Café Presse

Traditional gateau au chocolat served with roasted pumpkin mousseline

Fall has arrived on the dessert menu at Café Presse! Check out these new creations from Pastry Chef Allyson Lanter:

Crispy apple fritters served with poached apple, whipped cream and caramel sauce
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New breakfast pastry at Café Presse

New for Fall 2019, Pumpkin Pecan coffee cake. Miam Miam.

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Charentais melon


At the Broadway Farmer’s Market today we, found some really beautiful organic Charentais-style melons, so fragrant that, even uncut, their aroma fills the kitchen. The Charentais is the famous melon of Provence in SE France, know for its wonderful, sun drenched flavor and firm texture. The good people at Tonnemaker Farms specified that these can’t actually be called Charentais, as they are not the exact same species but a hybrid that stands up better to the cool PNW nights.

The melons I purchased for Café Presse are currently ripening in a warm corner of the kitchen but should be ready to serve Tuesday or Wednesday, watch our facebook page for a heads up when we are offering it as a daily special. I am planning something simple to feature the pure summer flavor of the melon:

Sliced Charentais melon sprinkled with lime juice and piment d’Espelette, served with sliced jambon de Bayonne



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Join us for the 2nd Round of Democratic Debates

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Get ready for round 2!
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATES

Tues July 30 and Wens July 31 2019

Viewing starts at 5:00 pm each night

No reservations, no cover, everyone is welcome!

Checkout out our on-line event calendar  for up to date event information 

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Domaine de la Graveirette “Ju de Vie” rosé 2018

New to the wine list at Café Presse and Le Pichet! The “Ju de Vie” rosé from Domaine de la Gravereirette is ideal for summer quaffing or as a match for summer dishes.

Le Domaine de la Gravereirette is located in the heart of Provence, along the sunny southern reaches of the Rhone river, between Avignon and Arles. Winemaker and owner Julien Mus works his 20 hectare property using organic and bio-dynamic methods and is Demeter certified since 2015. His 2018 rosé is made with a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes, for a wine that is both summer refreshing and mouth filling enough to pair with tomatoes, chicken, pork or oily fishes (sardines, mackerel or salt cod, anyone!).

The summer is short, try it while you can, including during Happy Hour, when all our bottles are available to enjoy here at Take-Out prices!

Cafe Presse Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm everyday

Le Pichet Happy Hour from 3pm to 5pm Monday to Thursday

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Tour de France at Café Presse

Le Tour 2019 continues into France on Monday after an exciting team time trial in Bruxelles on Sunday. Café Presse will be showing the every stage beginning when we open at 8am. We’ll have the hot coffee and pastries ready!

Check out our weekly event calendar for the most up to date broadcast info.

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Also new desserts for Summer at Cafe Presse!

Lime curd baked in a sweet pastry crust, with local raspberries and whipped cream

Summer menu means new desserts as well as savory dishes, and with all the summer fruits and berries, there is a wealth of choices for ingredients. Here are photos of the new summer desserts created by Café Presse pastry chef Allyson Lanter:

Profiteroles filled with hazelnut ice cream, served with warm chocolate sauce and candied hazelnuts
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Café Presse summer menu 2019

Salad of heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, dill-lemon vinaigrette, jambon de Bayonne and goat’s milk fresh cheese

Our new summer menu started last week at Café Presse and we are very proud of the new dishes! Here are some photos from the traditional new menu day all staff tasting:

Our seasonal croque with caramelized onions, chevre and black olive tapenade
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New menu prep

Roasted red peppers for our new soup

Here at Café Presse, we are busy getting ready for the debut of our new summer menu that starts Wednesday June 26th!

Sweet corn, grilled and ready to garnish the red pepper soup
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