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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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Artisan Butcher Demo

As noted in an earlier post, last week, in preparation for our November Quarterly Chef’s Dinner, Café Presse had a visit from artisan butcher Darron Marsolf, who showed us the proper way to break down a pig.  In addition to … Continue reading

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Work starts for the Quarterly Dinner

Preparations began today for the November Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse with the arrival of an entire half hog from Pure Country Pork in Ephrata.  The dinner, which is on Wednesday November 8, 2017, features a menu that makes use … Continue reading

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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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