Tag Archives: Charcuterie

New on the menu at Le Pichet

An old favorite returns to the menu at Le Pichet for Fall: Crispy buttermilk-fried pork tongue served on a salad of raw carrots, parsley, black currants and cumin-sherry vinaigrette Miam Miam!

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

Now on the menu for late summer at Le Pichet. Enjoy the summer produce while it is here, fall is coming soon!

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

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New for spring at Le Pichet

New for spring on the menu at Le Pichet: Rustic Lamb-pork caulfat sausages, pan roasted and served on roasted radicchio, salsify, garlic confit, pine nuts and nettle-herb pistou

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Rillettes de porc in progress…

The ingredients for our rillettes de porc, served at both Le Pichet and Café Presse: Berkshire Farms pork shoulder, carrots, onions, garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Add fat (we use duck fat) and a lot of time slow cooking and … Continue reading

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Prepping for Winter menu at Café Presse

Work is well underway in preparation forthe new Winter 2019 menu that starts at Cafe Presse on Thurday January 10th.  Here are a couple pictures of some of different steps that go into it.

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Roasted fish: quick and easy supper

It is not that often that one really gets the chance to let what’s fresh in the market determine what’s for lunch. However, a Tuesday market day in Orthez, with no obligations and no plans imposing, offered just such a … Continue reading

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Spring Menu starts at Café Presse

Cafe Presse chef de cuisine James O’Hern unveiled his new menu for Spring 2018 today with the traditional staff tasting.  The staff tasting is sort of a cross between a dinner party and a training class on all the details … Continue reading

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M de Pentes de Barène

  In May of 2017, I wrote a post about a wonderful visit we had to Domaine les Pentes de Barène in Tursan, an tiny wine growing region in the SW of France.  I mentioned that our host, Gaelle Vergnes, … Continue reading

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Fall Quarterly Chef’s Dinner Menu

Fall 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse Tout est bon dans le cochon Wednesday November 8, 2017  MENU Terrine de tête de porc, pommes sauvage aux épices Pork head and kidney terrine, house made dark rye bread, spiced crab apples, … Continue reading

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