Events

Lundi Vert lunch specials

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Le Pichet and Café Presse support the Meatless Monday movement (known as Lundi Vert in France) by pledging to eat less and better quality meat and fish. It’s better for the planet, better for our health and more humane for animals. That is why every Monday, in addition to our regular menu, we will be featuring daily specials that don’t include meat for fish.

Today enjoy these Lundi Vert lunch specials, available while they last!

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Le Pichet’s famous quiche filled with leeks, crimini mushrooms, gruyere and rich egg custard.

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The Stranger features our Chocolat Chaud

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Thanks to the Stranger for recommending Café Presse in their recent round up of the Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate in Seattle this Winter!  Our Chocolat Chaud, made with bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa, milk, cream and a little sugar, is available all day long both at Café Presse and Le Pichet. Enjoy a cup during these cold winter days or anytime.

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New on the wall at Café Presse

WC 2019 Lequipe

Ah, it still gives us a warm feeling 6 months later! This photo of the World Champion 2018 French National Team, which now has a home on the wall near the back room at Café Presse, is the center fold-out from a copy of French newspaper L’Equipe.

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

Grilled grass-fed beef skirt steak, Oyster mushroom and  Hen of the woods cream sauce, cow’s milk bleu cheese,  and  pommes frites

Grilled grass-fed beef skirt steak, Oyster mushroom and Hen of the woods cream sauce, cow’s milk bleu cheese, and pommes frites

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Pithivier at Le Pichet

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Pithivier, also know as Galette de Rois in France, is  a traditional dessert make with sweetened puff pastry filled with almond cream, then baked to golden brown.  Although it is famously served in France on January 6th to celebrate the 12th day of Christmas, we love it all year long because it is so good!  Now at Le Pichet, while it lasts, try the version made by our pastry chef Drake Jones. Drake flavors the filling with a little rum and serves the galette with vanilla creme anglais.  Yummy!

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New desserts for Winter as well!

CP NM Jan 2019 milas

New menu day means new desserts as well! Here are some photos of the new sweet additions…

CP NM Jan 2019 breadpudding

Vanilla-walnut bread pudding, served warm with caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream

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New winter menu at Café Presse

Salad of Belgian, frisée and Castelfranco endives with tarragon, pine nuts, blood orange supremes, candied peel and blood orange vinaigrette

Salad of Belgian, frisée and Castelfranco endives with tarragon, pine nuts, blood orange supremes, candied peel and blood orange vinaigrette

The new Winter menu at Café Presse started last Thursday with the traditional menu tasting for the staff.  Here are some photos of the savory items that have been added for Winter

Salad of spinach, dandilion greens, red onion, roasted Delicata squash and croutons with a warm duck heart-shallot vinaigrette

Salad of spinach, dandilion greens, red onion, roasted Delicata squash and croutons with a warm duck heart-shallot vinaigrette

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet, January 2019

LP Duck salad Jan 2019

House smoked duck breast on a salad of French lentils, frisée lettuce, macerated golden raisins, Delicata squash and Dijon mustard vinaigrette

LP kale Jan 2019

Salad of lacinato kale, kohlrabi, pink grapefruit, creamy grapefruit dressing, Espelette pumpkin seeds and shaved sheep’s milk cheese

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French Conversation in 2019

2019 Dates for the French Conversation Table at Café Presse:

January:           02, 16, 30          July:               03, 17, 31
February:         13, 27                 August:           14, 28
March:             13, 27                  September:    11, 25
April:                10, 24                 October:         09, 23
May:                 08, 22                 November:    06, 20
June:                05, 19                 December:     04, 18

Every second Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm, please join us for French conversation in the back room at Café Presse.   At each meeting, a French speaking facilitator will be on hand  to get the discussion rolling.  The Conversation Table is free and open to French speakers of all levels.  Hope to see you there!

And don’t forget that every day from 4pm to 6pm (including during the French Conversation Table!) you can enjoy our VinExpresse Happy Hour, when all in-house bottles of wine are available for take-out prices as well as special prices on wine-friendly snacks.

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Another French Holiday classic

FG terrine 2019

In France, it wouldn’t be the Holidays without foie gras. So throughout December, Le Pichet Chef de Cuisine Dave Cooper is making his terrine of whole duck foie gras, made with humanely-raised Hudson Valley foie gras, marinated with sweet wine and pimente d’Espelette. Right now he is serving this terrine with spiced apple compote and grilled country bread..perfect with a glass of Sauternes!

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