Tag Archives: Charcuterie

New Year’s Eve at Le Pichet

If its New Year’s Eve at Le Pichet, there just has to be foie gras!  This year it is Terrine of whole Hudson Valley duck foie gras, with Sauternes-vanilla poaced quince and grilled brioche.

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New to the menu at Le Pichet

Pork liver terrine served with warm Yukon potato salad with shallots, fines herbes, diced cornichons and grain mustard vinaigrette. Sign me up with a glass of Beaujolais!

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Making Presskopf for Alsace Dinner

Here at Cafe Presse, we are busily making preparations for the upcoming Alsace Dinner on Tuesday November 29th, 2016.  One of the traditional dishes we are making is Presskopf,  an Alsatian take on pig’s head terrine. Here are a few … Continue reading

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In Alsace

I am in Alsace!  As a prelude to a visit to our house in the SW of France, decided to plan a week in a region about which I don’t know very much…a considerable shortcoming on my part, given that … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

September 2016   Terrine aux frittons de porc, salade aux poires asiatiques et aux choux rouges Terrine of ground pork and confit of heart, kidney and liver, with a salad of Asian pear, apples, red cabbage, parsley, yellow mustard seeds … Continue reading

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The adventure in the Pays Basque comes to an end. Wherein Pat goes to the Fête de Bayonne

In addition to his visits to see artisan cheese maker, production of salt at Salies de Bearn and traditional methods of making jambon de Bayonne in Hagetmau, Café Presse chef de cuisine Patrick MacWhorter finished his trip to France at … Continue reading

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Summer Chef’s Dinner photos

The Summer 2016 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse was last Tuesday and we had a great time! The theme for the dinner was “Summer in the Pays Basque” and the menu took its inspiration from the recent trip to the … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

Le Pichet chef de cuisine Dave Cooper has added new summer dishes to the menu! Check out our current menu here.  

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

  Just added to the menu at Le Pichet for Summer 2016! Grilled smoked pork-garlic sausage on mixed tomatoes and Bermuda onions with warm lentil-tarragon pistou vinaigrette and Crispy chickpea falaffels on a salad of summer squashes, sweet peppers and … Continue reading

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Pâté de campagne

In anticipation of a number or social engagements at our place in Orthez, I though I would make a little pâté.  A fat terrine full of county-style pâté is the perfect thing to have on hand to go with aperitifs. 

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