Tag Archives: Charcuterie

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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Poule au pot

Here is a photo of a very simple dinner we recently enjoyed:  poule au pot.  Not only is this one of the archetypical dishes of the southwest (remember the story of King Henry who promised “a chicken in every pot”?  … Continue reading

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Tête de Porc at Café Presse

Cafe Presse chef de cuisine Dre Neely is once again doing one of his favorite projects:  making tête de porc.  Thats pigs head to you and me.  Tête de porc, however, is not the same as other, more well known … Continue reading

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Fall menu 2014 starts at Café Presse

Chef de cuisine Dre Neely rolled out his Fall 2014 menu last Thursday, featuring dishes that  highlight Fall produce and flavors.  The menu also marks the return of seasonal favorites such as raw oysters on the half shell, and French … Continue reading

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