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March 2018 Chef’s Dinner Menu

March 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Fin d’Hiver en Normandie

Tuesday March 20, 2018

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Huitres crues au citron, bigorneaux mayonnaise,
crevettes rosé au beurre à l’ail
Local oysters raw on the half shell with lemon; periwinkles and whelks with saffron mayonnaise; wild caught Gulf prawns with garlic-thyme butter

Tripes à la mode de Caen et ses crêpes au sarrasin farcies aux poireaux et à l’artichaut
Beef tripe simmered for 12 hours with calf’s foot, cider, onions, carrots and calvados, with buckwheat crepes stuffed with leek-artichoke compote

 
Sole à la Dieppoise sur lit d’épinards et de champignons
Sole filets baked on a bed of spinach and mushrooms, served with a creamy white wine sauce, mussels, clams and bay shrimp


Tarte au Pont l’Evêque, salade à la frisée, aux noix et aux pommes
Tart filled with Pont l’Eveque cheese and crème fraiche, served with a salad of curly endive, walnuts and apples

 
La fameuse teurgoule normande
Rice baked with raw, whole-fat milk and cinnamon, served with calvados and sablé cookies

 

Dinner including beverage* $90
*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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March 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse

Fin d’hiver en Normandie

Our next quarterly Chef’s Dinner features the food of the region of Normandy.  Blessed with  the culinary bounty of its cold coastal waters, its lush pasture-lands and its famous orchards, Normandy offers a cuisine of unparalleled richness and generosity. Join us as we celebrate late winter in Normandy! 

What:    5-course family-style dinner
When:  Tuesday March 20th, 2018 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including  beverage* $90
                

     *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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Saint-Valentine’s Take-Home Dinner from Café Presse

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?  Let Café Presse take care of all the details!

Menu for two

Terrine au fromage bleu, salade aux betteraves marinées
Bleu cheese and leek terrine, serve with country bread and a salad of roasted beets, capers, tarragon, shallots, walnuts and a Dijon mustard vinaigrette
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Poulet rôti, pommes frites et mayonnaise
Whole Washington State natural free-range chicken, roasted to your order, with pommes frites and mayonnaise
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Tarte aux chocolat, cerises confites, crème moka
Chocolate ganache tart served with dried cherry compote and mocha whipped cream

Special Take-Home Menu for two:                                  $65.00
Menu + bottle of white, red or sparking wine             $83
.00

Wine choices:
                         Domaine Couet Coteaux du Giennois blanc 2015
                         Les Garrigues Vin de France rouge 2015
                        Domaine d’Orfeuilles Brut Rosé Touraine NV

Add a 10-piece bag of house-made salted butter caramels:  $6.75

Special dinner available for take-out only.
Pre-order required.   Call Café Presse at 206.709.7674 before 6pm on 2/13 to pre-order.
Your order will be ready to pickup any time you choose between 5 – 10pm 10pm on 2/14

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Winter Menu at Café Presse

Grilled boudin noir served on a salad of raw chiogga beets, braised cabbage, tarragon and pickled mustard seeds

Grilled boudin noir served on a salad of raw chiogga beets, braised cabbage, tarragon and pickled mustard seeds

Our winter menu 2018 started yesterday at Café Presse and we are really excited about it!   In addition to the dishes shown here, this change marked the return to our menu of two of our cold weather favorites:  Raclette Savoyarde and Axoa d’Espelette.

Here are some photos from the traditional staff menu tasting to whet your appetite!

Curried yam soup served with cilantro creme fraiche and toasted pecans

Curried yam soup served with cilantro creme fraiche and toasted pecans

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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 2018 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 for Two Menu

Salade aux endives, au céleri et aux crevettes pochées
Salad of Belgian endive and celery root tossed with parsley and creamy horseradish dressing, topped with pomegranate seeds and cold poached wild-caught Gulf prawns

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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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Marquise au chocolat, crème anglais au tapioca et au rhum
Dense chocolate mousse terrine with rum-scented tapioca custard

 

Special Take-Home Menu for two:   $65.00
Menu with a bottle Sparking Wine:  $82.00
(Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV sparkling)

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

Please call Café Presse at 206.709.7674 before
6pm on Friday December 29 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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Work starts for the Quarterly Dinner

Nov Qut Dinner head

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

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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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