Tag Archives: France

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

Posted in Stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Stuff | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Stuff | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cafe Presse | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Watch the 2016 UEFA Euro Championships at Café Presse

Catch every match of the 2016 UEFA Euros at Café Presse! We will be showing every minute of every match as France hosts the second most important tournament in the world. KICKOFF CELEBRATION JUNE TENTH Please join us for a … Continue reading

Posted in Cafe Presse | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Clown Bar, 11eme Paris, France

In the past, if you had heard of the Clown Bar at all, it was likely in the context of its wonderful Belle Epoque clown decor, which is so iconic that is often shows up in architecture books on cafes … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marché d’Aligre / Marché Couvert Beauvau, Paris

On the borderline between the 11th and 12 arrondissements and to the east of the Bastille is a neighborhood that is referred to alternately by reference to its main thoroughfare (the Faubourg Saint-Antoine) or its metro stop (Ledru Rollin), or, … Continue reading

Posted in Markets | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Vin Chaud for the Holidays

Now at Café Presse and Le Pichet…our house made Vin Chaud.  Vin chaud is the hot mulled wine of France, traditionally served during the Holidays and any time that its cold and damp out.  I worked under a chef in … Continue reading

Posted in Cafe Presse, Le Pichet | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment