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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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Spring dishes at Le Pichet

It’s springtime at Le Pichet!  Chef de cuisine Jack Spiess added new dishes to the menu on Thursday, March 21 that reflect the changing season and the new offerings from the farmers with whom we work.  Here’s hoping that these … Continue reading

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Winter Supper raises over $6000 for charity

On February 24, 2013, Le Pichet and Cafe Presse teamed up with the Corson Building, Bar Sejor, Sitka and Spruce, Bar Ferd’nand and Le Caviste to cook an over the top Winter Supper at the Corson Building.  The idea, which … Continue reading

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Lamb Necks Take 3 and 4

This week, I reached the end of my trove of Arizonan lamb necks, with the happy result being two more lamb neck dishes. Number One:  Hash of pulled lamb neck, caramelized onions, winter squash and curly kale, topped with poached … Continue reading

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Café Presse New Menu: Staff Tasting Photos

The new mid-Winter menu at Café Presse began today, Thursday January 17, 2013.  As we do for each new menu, this morning we had a staff tasting so that everyone in the kitchen can learn to prepare the dishes and … Continue reading

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Ringing in 2013!

As always, New Year’s Eve 2012 at Le Pichet was a hoot.  It was an evening filled with the traditional culinary elements of a French Réveillon celebration:  Champagne, oysters, caviar, Roquefort cheese, chocolate, chestnuts and much more.  Here are a … Continue reading

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When a rooster comes along…

On a recent Saturday at the University Farmer’s Market, I noticed that the kids at Seabreeze Farms had four roosters for sale.  Now this may not seem like any great cause for notice, but in my experience it is pretty … Continue reading

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New menu staff tasting at Cafe Presse

The winter menu at Cafe Presse is up and running as of 9a.m. this morning. The entire staff of Cafe Presse gathered this morning before service started (by the way, that’s pretty early for residents of Capitol Hill) to see, … Continue reading

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