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New Desserts at Café Presse

The winter menu for 2017 started last Tuesday at Café Presse, and that means a new dessert menu as well.  Here are photos the new desserts added by pastry chef Allyson Lanter.    

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U Pastizza

This classic dessert from the island of Corsica is basically a rustic crème caramel thickened with a bit of fine semolina flour.  While doing recipe research, I discovered versions that used day old bread or even cous-cous  for the thickener. … Continue reading

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Spring menu at Café Presse

The spring menu 2016 has launched at Cafe Presse!  Chef de Cuisine Patrick MacWhorter started the new menu on Thursday 4/7 with the traditional tastding for the waitstaff.  Here are a few photos submitted for your approval:

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Have dinner “Chez Vous” on Valentine’s Day

Does a romantic dinner for two at home sound like a good idea this year? Don’t want to fight the crowds for a Valentine’s Day table? CAFE PRESSE HAS YOU COVERED! Café Presse St.-Valentine’s day Take Home Dinner for Two … Continue reading

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Fall menu starts at Café Presse

The new Fall menu started last Thursday at Café Presse with the traditional menu tasting for our staff.  We were all excited for the flavors of Fall after such a long hot summer and to see again some of our … Continue reading

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New dessert menu at Cafe Presse

  Last Thursday at Cafe Presse, Pastry Chef Allyson Lanter rolled out new spring desserts to match our spring dinner menu.  Spring is an in-between time for desserts, when winter apples, and pears are gone, citrus and tropical fruits are … Continue reading

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Take Home Valentine’s Day dinner from Café Presse

Does a romantic dinner for two at home sound like a good idea this year? Don’t want to fight the crowds for a Valentine’s Day table? Café Presse St.-Valentine’s day Take Home Dinner for Two Menu Salade aux endives, au … Continue reading

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Gateau au fromage blanc de chevre

This recipe was developed at Le Pichet when we were doing trials to perfect a recipe for Tourteau Poitevin,  a sweet cake made with fresh goat’s milk cheese that is a specialty of the region of Poitou.   Trials eventually … Continue reading

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Spring Menu now at Cafe Presse

The Spring 2014 menu at Cafe Presse was rolled out on Tuesday April 8, 2014.  If you haven’t had a chance to come by and try it yourself, here are some photos of several of the dishes…Hope you will come … Continue reading

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Dried plums poached in spiced red wine

Recently, I noticed an article written by Martha Rose Shuleman in the food section of the  New York Times that struck a chord.  It was about prunes poached in red wine, a classic French bistro dessert, but also one that … Continue reading

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