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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Help us Fête the Beaujolais Nouveau!


Join us at Le Pichet for a traditional café-style celebration
of the first new wine of 2016. 

Thursday November 17, 2016, 6pm till late

A selection of Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass, pichet or bottle

Special menu of traditional street food

Live music starting at 7pm

No reservations   No cover charge   Everyone welcome

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Clinton & Trump, head to head Monday

Join us for the first 2016 Presidential Debate

Monday September 26, 2016 6pm to 7:30pm

On the big screen over the bar at Café Presse

No reservations    No cover charge    Everyone welcome.

And if politics is not your thing, no worries, the back room at Café Presse will be a politics-free zone all evening (although we can’t control your dinner conversation!).

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We’re open on Labor Day

Both Café Presse and Le Pichet will be open regular hours on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 2016.  Hope to see you there!

Cafe Presse open 7am to 2am
Le Pichet open 8am to 12midnight

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Presidential Debates 2016

Join us at Cafe Presse to watch
the 2016 Presidential Debates

Monday        09/26    6-7:30pm

Tuesday        10/04    6-7:30pm Vice Presidents

Sunday          10/09    6-7:30pm

Wednesday  10/19    6-7:30pm

See all the Presidential Debates live on the big screen At Café Presse.
No Cover.  No Reservations.  Everyone Welcome!

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Have you tried our Tuesday Prix Fixe yet?

Mardi Prix Fixe Menu

Fixed priced menu available every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm.

Entrée + Plat  -or-  Plat + Dessert    $19.00
Entrée + Plat + Dessert     $23.00

les Entrées

Salade verte
Bibb lettuce salade with hazelnut vinaigrette
Petite assiette de jambon de Bayonne
Appetizer portion of air dried country ham from the French Basque countries, with cornichons

les Plats

 Sandwich ventrêche et piperade, pommes frites
Seared house-cured pork belly and Basque sweet pepper ragout on baguette, served with pommes frites
Fallafels, salade aux melons, aux concombres et aux figues
Crispy chickpea fritters, summer melon, cucumbers, red onion, figs, yogurt-honey dressing and harissa

les Desserts

Glace ou sorbet du jour
Two scoops of ice cream or sorbet of the day served with a cookie; ask your server for today’s flavors
Assiette de biscuits sucrés
A selection of house made cookies

No substitutions for this special menu…thanks for your understanding!

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Menu for August Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to fete

Summer in the Pays Basque

Tuesday August 30, 2016 6:30pm

Dinner including wine $75 per person

Les hors d’œuvres
Croquettas with spinach and Oussa Iraty cheese
Vinegar-cured anchovy filet, nectarine-basil tartare, sherry, hazelnuts, grilled baguette
Eggs scrambled with piperade, grilled jambon de bayonne, baguette slice

Salade aux tomates, a la morue, a la sarriette et ses œufs pochés
Mixed tomato salad garnished with salt cod, walnuts, summer savory, lemon-piment d’Espelette vinaigrette and poached egg

Calamars et palourdes à la sauce verte
Penn Cove clams and Pacific calamari sautéed with Txokoli and soft herbs

Haricots rouge mijoté aux blettes, garnitures au porc, piments en vinaigre
Red beans simmered with Basque cider, chard, peppers and smoked paprika, garnished with grilled pork collar, ribs, boudin basque and pickled guindilla peppers

Natillas aux pêches
Basque poured custard flavored with honey, lemon and cinnamon, peaches and almond short breads

Space is limited for the special event.  Please call to reserve your place.

Cafe Presse 206.709.7674



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