Tag Archives: France

Bastille Day is coming!

Join us for a cafe-style celebration of the Fête du Quatorze Juillet! Special menu of Paris street food. Live Music.  No cover charge. No reservations.  Everyone welcome!

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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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Menu for November Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Café Presse and Le Pichet invite you to fête Fall in Alsace Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm Les hors d’œuvre Presskopf, vinaigrette with shallots and mustard, sliced baguette Mini bretzel stuffed with Munster-chive cream Filet de carpe pochée au riesling, … Continue reading

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Perfect Finale

A nice way to end a Fall meal in SW France: cow’s milk blue cheese from les Landes, organic baguette, last of the season green figs, chocolate from a local organic artisan and a glass of madiran.

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Oreilles de cochon en persillade

A really tasty dish at restaurant Chez Canaille in Pau….pigs ears simmered until tender, cooked on the plancha until crispy, then tossed with garlic-parsley persillade.  That’s right, a whole plate of pig’s ears.

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Saturday lunch, Alsace-style

Quick photo of me at lunch with the part of the Drohman family that lives in Alsace…where, incidentally,it is spelled Drohmann.  This photo only shows a part of the group, which numbered about 25 guests, all of whom are either … 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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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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A chef in the Pays Basque

For 5 days in July, Café Presse Chef de Cuisine Patrick MacWhorter visited the French Basque countries as the guest of Société Agour,  a producer of traditional Basque cheeses and jambon de Bayonne.  During this time, Pat had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2016

The 2016 edition of the Tour de France kicks off from Mont Saint-Michel on Saturday July 2nd and finishes on the Champs Elysée on Sunday July 24th. Café Presse will be showing every stage on the big screen over the … Continue reading

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