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Fall Quarterly Chef’s Dinner Menu

Fall 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse Tout est bon dans le cochon Wednesday November 8, 2017  MENU Terrine de tête de porc, pommes sauvage aux épices Pork head and kidney terrine, house made dark rye bread, spiced crab apples, … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Special at Cafe Presse

Today’s special at Café Presse combines lovage from our own garden with morel mushrooms:  Creamy potato-leek-lovage soup garnished with morel mushroom and Comté beignets For those not familiar with lovage, it is an herb that has a flavor similar to … Continue reading

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Poulet au vin jaune

This recipe, which comes from the region of the Jura in the foothills of the Alps, is one of the marvels of French country cooking.  In France it is often made with the famous blue-footed chickens from nearby Bresse. Vin … Continue reading

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Poulet au vin jaune trial

Although I have cooked similar chicken dishes many times, I had until recently never actually cooked Poulet au Vin Jaune.  In fact, I had never even had the chance to tasted a real vin jaune from the Jura.  This may … 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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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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Early Fall dishes on the menu at Le Pichet

Although it still seems like Summer in Seattle, Fall has come to the farm tables in the Pike Place Market.  Here are some new dishes recently added to the menu at Le Pichet that reflect the arrival of Fall produce.  … Continue reading

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Le Pichet new dishes

Last week, Le Pichet executive chef Jack Spiess added new dishes to the menu that make use of the wonderful spring product that is beginning to arrive.  Look for green garlic, scallions, ramps, asparagus and more.  Check out these photos … Continue reading

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October 2013 Cooking Class: French Kitchen Basics

What: “French Kitchen Basics” Cooking Class, Demonstration and Supper presented by Chef James Drohman (each session limited to 16 students). When: Three different sessions of this class will be offered: Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:30pm to 9:30pm Sunday October 20, … Continue reading

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“La Belle Auberge”, Castegnede, France

Having grown up reading Elisabeth David, I have always been enchanted with her descriptions of the auberges that populated the countryside of France when she first visited in the 1940’s.  The kind of place that one happens across when driving … Continue reading

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