After the new Fall dessert menu on September 18th, last week Cafe Presse Chef de Cuisine James O’Hern rolled out his new savory menu full of dishes designed to use the best of the fall harvest. Here are some photos to get you in the Fall spirit.
At the Broadway Farmer’s Market today we, found some really beautiful organic Charentais-style melons, so fragrant that, even uncut, their aroma fills the kitchen. The Charentais is the famous melon of Provence in SE France, know for its wonderful, sun drenched flavor and firm texture. The good people at Tonnemaker Farms specified that these can’t actually be called Charentais, as they are not the exact same species but a hybrid that stands up better to the cool PNW nights.
The melons I purchased for Café Presse are currently ripening in a warm corner of the kitchen but should be ready to serve Tuesday or Wednesday, watch our facebook page for a heads up when we are offering it as a daily special. I am planning something simple to feature the pure summer flavor of the melon:
Sliced Charentais melon sprinkled with lime juice and piment d’Espelette, served with sliced jambon de Bayonne
On August 3, 2000, Le Pichet opened its doors and started serving our neighbors for the first time. We have all gotten a lot older since this photo was taken, but just like then, we are here everyday, brewing the morning coffee, taking hot croissants out of the oven, opening a bottle of wine and cooking up something good to eat. Hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!
Thanks to all our friends and neighbors for 19 great years! See you here soon.
Of course there were also desserts at our Le Pichet’s Bastille Day party, designed by Le Pichet pastry chef Drake Jones to be both traditional and also to fit into the Street Food theme. Here are photos of them.