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August Quarterly Dinner Photos

The August 2018 Quarterly Dinner at Cafe Presse featured a celebration of the food and festivals of the region of the Languedoc-Roussillon.  The dinner kicked off with a tapas and sangria reception featuring live Spanish guitar from local musician Jon … Continue reading

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Menu for August 2018 Quarterly Dinner

     Feria en Languedoc-Roussillon Menu Tuesday August 28, 2018, $60 per person  Buffet de tapas à la Feria A selection of small bites from the Languedoc-Roussillon: Anchovies stuffed with green olives Fougasse, rustic bread made with olive oil, black olives … Continue reading

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August 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Feria en Languedoc-Roussillon! In the south of France, Feria is the word used for the summer festivals that bring together everyone in town to celebrate the season, good food and the sweetness of being alive.  The menu for our August … Continue reading

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June Quarterly Dinner photos

Last Wednesday June 6th, for our June Quarterly Dinner at Café Presse we celebrated the cuisine of the region of the Béarn. If you didn’t have the chance to attend, here are a few photos of the dishes served. Note … Continue reading

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Poule au pot trial

In preparation for the upcoming June Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse, I recently put together  a Poule au Pot trial run using a chicken from Hungry Hollow Farms. Here are some photos of the process: Here is the chicken as … Continue reading

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Hungry Hollow Farms at Café Presse Quarterly Dinner

For our June 2018 Quarterly Chef’s Dinnner at Café Presse, we will be preparing a traditional Poule au pot, featuring free-range, pasture raised farm chickens from Hungry Hollow Farms near Shelton WA. THIS JUST IN:  Artisan farmer/owner of Hungry Hollow … Continue reading

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Menu for June Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

June 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse Poule au pot Henri IV Wednesday June 6, 2018  MENU Poireaux vinaigrette aux coques et aux croutons Penn Cove clams marinated with spring garlic and thyme, served cold with poached leeks, shellfish vinaigrette … Continue reading

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June 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Poule au pot Henri IV Nearly everyone has heard the famous story of King Henri IV who promised “a chicken in every pot“. What most people don’t know is that Henri IV came from the Bèarn and that his name … Continue reading

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Periwinkles

Getting ready for tomorrow’s Quarterly Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse includes preparing periwinnkes.  Know as bigorneaux in France, small sea snails are poached then picked straight from the shell using a pin and dunked in mayonnaise.  Accompanied by a glass … Continue reading

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Teurgoule trial

This morning I made a trial run of cooking teurgoule normande, the dessert to be served as part of a menu of specialties from the region of Normandy at our Quarterly Chefs Dinner Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Café Presse.  … Continue reading

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