Cafe Presse

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

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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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Café Presse 10th Anniversary Dinner

CP LOGO BWCan you believe that Café Presse is turning 10 years old? That’s right, we opened our doors to the public for the first time on June 20th, 2007.  To celebrate the occasion, our Chef’s Dinner this quarter will feature dishes from our very first menu.

What:   5-course family-style dinner
When:  Tuesday June 20, at 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including beverage* $70
*your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

For reservations, please telephone at 206.709.7674

 MENU

Les hors d’œuvres
Croque monsieur bites
Falafels with sauce blanche
Steak tartare on toasted baguette with tomato chutney

Plateau de charcuterie
Artisan and house-made charcuterie including jambon de Bayonne, gâteau de foie de volaille, rillettes de porc, saucisse a l’ail, langue de veau and saucissons sec.

Salade au chèvre chaud
Local arugula and curly endive, mustard vinaigrette, warm goat cheese croutons

Poulet rôti, pommes frites
Free range natural chicken roasted to order, served with pommes frites and grilled Washington State asparagus

Gâteau de riz « grand-mère » et ses frais de notre région
“Grandmother-style” caramelized rice cake served with fresh cream and Washington State strawberries.

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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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