Cafe Presse

Café Presse is turning 10!

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On June 20, 2017, Café Presse will be 10 years old.  It has been a privilege to serve our neighborhood for the last 10 years. Help us celebrate by joining us for these special Café Presse Birthday Events in June:

*Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm, we will feature   a prix fixe menu of classic Café Presse dishes at 2007 prices.  You can pick two courses for $15 or three courses for $20.

*Every Wednesday look for extended Vin Expresse Happy Hours from 3pm to 7pm.

*All month long, sample our special anniversary cocktail, la Liberté, and we will donate $5 to the ACLU for each one ordered.

*Join us Tuesday June 20th for a special 5 course family-style Chef’s Dinner composed of dishes from our very first menu!

Find more info about all these events at www.cafepresseseattle.com

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Menu for February 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to a winter

Cassoulet Dinner

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 6:30pm

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Les hors d’œuvres
Crispy fritters filled with Fourme d’Ambert cheese, herbed butter and spinach
House-smoked trout, cabbage-apple salad, chestnut purée, baguette slice
Eggs scrambled with duck gizzards, heart and wild mushrooms, on bread dumpling slice

Petit toast au foie gras mi-cuit de canard, confiture aux figues
Just a bite of duck foie gras terrine on grilled country bread with fig confiture

Calamar farci sur lit de blettes, persillade
Calamari hoods stuffed with their braised legs, onions, garlic, thyme and brown rice, grilled and served on green chard simmered with pine nuts and the leg braising liquid, parsley-garlic-lemon zest olive oil

Cassoulet toulousain
White beans simmered with pork shoulder, cured pork belly, saucisse de Toulouse and duck confit, then baked with herbed bread crumbs

Gâteau aux noix, glace aux prunes et vin de noix maison
Warm walnut cake splashed with house-made walnut wine, served with prune-Armagnac ice cream

Dinner with paired wines $85    Dinner only $65
(price does not include tax or gratuity)

Reservations are limited and available only by telephone 206.709.7674

Menu subject to change to accommodate product seasonality
Sorry, no substitutions for this special event

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Cassoulet Dinner at Café Presse

Le Pichet and Café Presse invite you to a winter

CASSOULET DINNER

When Le Pichet and Café Presse executive chef Jim Drohman left  Campagne restaurant back in 2000 (has it really been that long?), he stopped making cassoulet. The tiny kitchen at Le Pichet was just too small for preparing this classic from the southwest of France that is best made in big batches.  Now, for the first time in 17 years, Chef Drohman is dusting off his recipe and making cassoulet, as part of a menu featuring dishes from the region of the Midi-Pyrénées.

What: 4-course family-style dinner featuring dishes inspired by the cuisine of the Midi-Pyrénées, centered around a traditional Cassoulet Toulousain and complemented by the country wines of the region
WhenTuesday February 28, at 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost: Dinner including wine $85 Dinner only $65

Visit our website for complete menu (coming soon)
The Fall 2016 Quarterly dinner sold out fast so reserve your table now.
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674

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Valentine’s Dinner Chez Vous

Does a romantic dinner for two at home sound like fun this year?
Don’t want to fight the crowds for a Valentine’s Day table?
Cafe Presse has the solution!

Café Presse St.-Valentine’s Take-Home Dinner for 2

Salade aux deux endives, au bleu, aux noix et aux graines de grenade
Salad of Belgian and curly endives, walnuts, pomegranate seeds, cow’s milk Bleu des Causse cheese and Dijon 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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Marquis au chocolat, sauce caramel au cognac
Dense chocolate mousse terrine, served with whipped cream and brandy caramel sauce

Special Take-Home Menu for two:                                 $63.00
Menu + a bottle* of white, red or sparking win         $80
.00

 

*Wine choices:  Domaine Pépière Sèvre et Maine sur Lie Muscadet 2015
Domaine de Berane « Les Agapes » Côtes du Ventoux 2015
Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV

Add a 10-piece bag of house-made salted butter caramels:         $6.50

Special dinner available for take-out only.
Pre-order required.   Please call Cafe Presse at 206.709.7674 before 6pm on February 13 to pre-order.
Your dinner will be ready for pickup at the time you choose between 5pm and 10pm on February 14th

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Today’s special at Cafe Presse: Axoa d’Espelette

Jan 2017 Axoa

It’s not easy to do justice to Axoa in a photo.  Regardless of its humble looks, this traditional Basque dish have become a favorite of guests at Cafe Presse and is one of our most requested menu offerings.

Traditionally in the  Basque countries, Axoa is made with either veal, pork or beef, slowly simmered with peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic and served with steamed or fried potatoes. Our version, which takes it queue from the French town of Espelette, is made with a combination of range veal and grass fed beef, finished with the famous dried piment d’Espelette and paired with pommes frites,

Special today and for a limited time, come try our Axoa d’Espelette.

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New Desserts at Café Presse

Frozen chocolate mousse  filled with candied orange peel and shaved chocolate, served with vanilla creme anglias

Frozen chocolate mousse filled with candied orange peel and shaved chocolate, served with vanilla creme anglias

The winter menu for 2017 started last Tuesday at Café Presse, and that means a new dessert menu as well.  Here are photos the new desserts added by pastry chef Allyson Lanter.

Caramelized rice cake served with vanilla-poached pineapple and fresh cream.

Caramelized rice cake served with vanilla-poached pineapple and fresh cream.

Crispy banana fritters with whipped cream, candied pecans and rum caramel

Crispy banana fritters with whipped cream, candied pecans and rum caramel

 

 

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Winter Menu starts today at Café Presse

Pork-white chard sausage roasted in a skillet with chestnuts, mushrooms, sunchokes and hazelnut butter

Pork-white chard sausage roasted in a skillet with chestnuts, mushrooms, sunchokes and hazelnut butter

The Winter 2017 menu started this morning at 9am at Café Presse.  As always, the first day of the new menu was kicked off by a all staff tasting before service this morning.

Here are photos of some of  the new dishes (there are lots more in addition to these!).  You can check out the entire menu on our website or just come by and try it for yourself!

And stay tuned for photos of the new dessert offerings from pastry chef Allyson Lanter.

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

Does a romantic New Year’s Eve at home sound like a good idea this year?

Ring in 2017 chez vous, away from the crowds

Choose dinner only or with a bottle of sparkling wine

Includes party hats, noisemakers and confetti!

Take Home Dinner Menu for Two

Salade aux endives, aux noisettes et à la truite fumée maison
Red and white endives tossed with walnuts, apples, parsley and creamy cider-walnut vinaigrette, topped with house smoked trout filet

Poulet rôti, pommes frites et mayonnaise
Whole Washington State free-range chicken, roasted to your order, with pommes frites and mayonnaise

Galette aux pommes et sa crème anglais au rhum
Country-style apple tart with cinnamon-rum crème anglais

Special Take-Home Menu for two:   $63.00

Menu with a bottle Sparking Wine:  $80.00
(
Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV sparkling)

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

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

Your dinner will be ready to pick up at the time you choose New Year’s Eve between 5pm and 10pm

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Menu for November Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to fête

Fall in Alsace

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm

Les hors d’œuvre
Presskopf, vinaigrette with shallots and mustard, sliced baguette
Mini bretzel stuffed with Munster-chive cream

Filet de carpe pochée au riesling, choux et choucroute
Poached carp filet, fresh cabbage, sauerkraut, apples and scallions, creamy Riesling sauce

Tourte au gibier et ses crudités
Ground venison and pork baked in puff pastry, served with marinated vegetable salads

Roїgabrageldi, palette fumée et salade verte
Potatoes slow cooked with onions, butter and cured pork belly, served with smoked pork collar and green salad

Kugelhopf aux fruits secs, glace aux noix
Traditional Alsatian yeasted holiday cake with dried fruits, served with walnut ice cream and powdered sugar

Dinner with paired wines $85    Dinner only $65
(price does not include tax or gratuity)

Reservations are limited for this special event
and available only by telephone 206.709.7674

Menu subject to change to accommodate product seasonality

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Celebrate Autumn in Alsace

Cafe Presse and Le Pichet are proud to invite you to a special dinner

Le Pichet and Café Presse executive chef Jim Drohman recently spent a week visiting family, tasting wine and touring the countryside of this storybook beautiful region.
Come celebrate fall in Alsace with a family-style dinner inspired by the traditional dishes he tasted.
What:    5-course family-style dinner featuring dishes inspired by the                       region of Alsace paired the the region’s wonderful wines
When:  Tuesday November 29, 2016, at 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including wine $85  Dinner only $65
Watch our website for complete menu and wines to be served, coming soon
Places are limited for this special event.
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674
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