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Making Presskopf for Alsace Dinner

Here at Cafe Presse, we are busily making preparations for the upcoming Alsace Dinner on Tuesday November 29th, 2016.  One of the traditional dishes we are making is Presskopf,  an Alsatian take on pig’s head terrine. Here are a few … 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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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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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

September 2016   Terrine aux frittons de porc, salade aux poires asiatiques et aux choux rouges Terrine of ground pork and confit of heart, kidney and liver, with a salad of Asian pear, apples, red cabbage, parsley, yellow mustard seeds … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Fall but summer produce is still filling the  farmer stalls!  Celebrate the transition from late Summer to Fall at Le Pichet with dishes that reflect the end of season bounty.

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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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Summer Chef’s Dinner photos

The Summer 2016 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse was last Tuesday and we had a great time! The theme for the dinner was “Summer in the Pays Basque” and the menu took its inspiration from the recent trip to the … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

  Just added to the menu at Le Pichet for Summer 2016! Grilled smoked pork-garlic sausage on mixed tomatoes and Bermuda onions with warm lentil-tarragon pistou vinaigrette and Crispy chickpea falaffels on a salad of summer squashes, sweet peppers and … 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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Pâté de campagne

In anticipation of a number or social engagements at our place in Orthez, I though I would make a little pâté.  A fat terrine full of county-style pâté is the perfect thing to have on hand to go with aperitifs. 

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