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Domaine les Pentes de Barène

If these bottles look familiar to you, it may be because you have ordered one before at Le Pichet or Cafe Presse, where this white wine from the Tursan region in  southwest France is one of our favorites.  I have … Continue reading

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Jura Wine Dinner at Café Presse

Discover the unique and wonderful wines of the Jura, located in the foothills of the French Alps. Although little known in America, oenophiles consider the Vin Jaune de Jura one of the rare jewels of French wine making. Dieter Klippstein … Continue reading

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Chocolat Chaud

Chocolat chaud, our Paris-style made to order hot chocolate, is a go-to dessert at both Le Pichet and Cafe Presse (although it is definitely not just for dessert…makes a great pick me up in the middle of the afternoon as … Continue reading

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Using every part of the walnut

One of the things I find most endearing about the the French is how they find a use for just about everything.  They were eating pigs, lambs and cows (among other critters) from “nose to tail” long before anyone had … Continue reading

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Dinner with Winemaker Pierre Breton at Cafe Presse

Café Presse has the great privilege to host French Natural Wine Star Pierre Breton, for a 3 course family-style meal showcasing his remarkable wines on Thursday, March 1, 2012.  He and his wife, Catherine, took over their vineyards in the … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2011

Last Thursday night, the third Thursday of November, Le Pichet marked the arrival of the first French wine of 2011 with our traditional Fete de Beajolais Nouveau.  Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made from  gamay grapes harvested in the regions … Continue reading

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Linden Flower Liqueur

This macerated liqueur is made using the flowers of Linden trees, which bloom in Seattle in mid to late June.  In Provence, where lindens are thought to have soporific qualities, the collecting and drying of linden flowers for teas,  alcohols … Continue reading

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Harvesting Linden Blossoms

In the neighborhood where I live, many of the trees that line the streets are lindens.  I was not really aware of this until a day several summers ago when I was walking home from work.  It was a warm … Continue reading

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Photos of the Desvignes Family

Bob Peterson is a fantastic photographer, a great friend of Le Pichet and Cafe Presse and a personal friend of mine.  He and his wife Lynn are also fellow francophiles who have traveled extensively in France for work and pleasure.  … Continue reading

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August 2011 Wine feature: Desvignes Morgon

Wine Feature: 2009 Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes “La Voute Saint-Vincent” Morgon Currently available in limited quantities on the wine list at Le Pichet and to take home with you.  Special take-out wine prices apply to go bottle purchases,  including 10% … Continue reading

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