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February Chef’s Dinner photos

Our Quarterly Chef’s Dinner took place at Cafe Presse last evening and frankly it was a blast. The theme for February’s dinner was  “Celebrate Sparkles” and  it offered a great opportunity both to try some of the lesser-known sparking wine … Continue reading

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Bringing back the Salmis

The February Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse is all about sparkling wine from the French countryside. Although many people think of sparkling wine for a toast, it can often be a struggle to find a place for bubbles during the … Continue reading

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“Celebrate Sparkles” Dinner Menu

Tuesday February 26, 2019  Menu Les amuse bouches Mimolette and bacon gougères warm from the oven Black cod tartare, pink grapefruit, chervil, shallots on house-made buckwheat baguette ~ Potage aux légumes d’hiver et son consommé aux crevettes Shellfish consommé with … Continue reading

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February 2019 Chefs’ Dinner at Café Presse

Celebrate Sparkles! It’s the middle of February, it’s Seattle grey outside and months remain before we can expect any sunshine. Time for some sparkles!  The country side of France produces the best sparkling wines in the world and they are … Continue reading

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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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