From all of us at Café Presse and Le Pichet,
We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season!
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.
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.
Here at Le Pichet for the Holidays, we are wrapping up gift boxes of our famous salted butter caramels for you to enjoy or to give. Made with only organic honey, heavy cream, butter and sea salt, each box holds 10 caramels and are $5 while the supply lasts.
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.
What: Le Pichet’s 15th annual Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau
When: Thursday November 20, 2014, from 6pm until late
Where: Le Pichet, 1933 1st Avenue
Le Pichet’s celebration of the first new wine of the year, which will mark its 15th edition on November 20, has become a highlight of our year and a party not to be missed. Don’t expect a solemn wine tasting event (spoiler alert: the new Beaujolais will be light bodied and fun to drink), but instead, a Cafe-style celebration of wine, food and friends.
Live music featuring: 7pm La Foule 10pm The Djangomatics
No reservations or cover charge, we will make room for everyone!
More info at 206 256-1499
Come by and see us at the “1900 1st Ave Block Party”, Sunday August 10 from 1 to 5pm. We will be selling taste-sized samples of a special Market inspired dish at our curbside stand, with 100% of the price going directly to support the Pike Place Market Clinic.
Sneak Peak at our dish: “Chilled gazpacho of roasted yellow tomatoes and peppers, cucumber, fennel, sweet corn and smoked paprika, garnished with a fennel creme fraiche and radish”
Hope we will see you there!
Please join us for a cafe-style celebration of the birth of the Republique. We will be toasting the Quatorze Juillet with live music and a special menu of Paris street food.
No Cover, No Reservations, Everyone Welcome!
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!