Tag Archives: Vegetables

Roasted fish: quick and easy supper

It is not that often that one really gets the chance to let what’s fresh in the market determine what’s for lunch. However, a Tuesday market day in Orthez, with no obligations and no plans imposing, offered just such a … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

Poulet rôti à votre commande et cèleri en trois façons Washington natural free-range chicken roasted to order, with oil poached celery root, sautéed celery, celery tops and nettle-pistachio pistou

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Spring Menu starts at Café Presse

Cafe Presse chef de cuisine James O’Hern unveiled his new menu for Spring 2018 today with the traditional staff tasting.  The staff tasting is sort of a cross between a dinner party and a training class on all the details … Continue reading

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August Quarterly Dinner Photos

The Quarterly Chef’s Dinner in August at Cafe Presse celebrated the finish (almost) of roof work and the food of Nice and the Cote d’Azur.  We had a blast putting it on and I hope that guests enjoyed it as … Continue reading

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August 2017 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

LA FIN DE CHANTIER! The roof work is almost done! Help us celebrate and see the back room improvements! With all the renovation work at Cafe Presse, it has seemed like a very long summer.  So we are marking the … Continue reading

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Menu for August Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse

Please help us celebrate La Fin de Chantier! Tuesday August 29, 2017  MENU Les hors d’œuvres Pissaladière Tartare of beets with capers, tarragon, mustard and pistachios on toasted baguette Bleu cheese-sweet corn-thyme beignets Sardines farcies à la niçoise Pacific sardines … Continue reading

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

New for spring on the menu at Le Pichet! Socca nissarda, Chickpea flour-olive oil pancake baked with melted leeks, topeed with green checkpeas, green chard and French sheep’s-milk feta cheese.

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Radish Sprouts

  Radish sprouts in the east-facing window of my apartment.  These radishes are  the second crop this year from this pot:  the first was a crop of collard greens that just about made a side dish for two. Obviously my … Continue reading

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Fall menu starts at Café Presse

The new Fall menu started last Thursday at Café Presse with the traditional menu tasting for our staff.  We were all excited for the flavors of Fall after such a long hot summer and to see again some of our … Continue reading

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Sea bass with spring vegetables

It’s a cliché that chefs find their inspiration in the market.  Fortunately, it’s a clichés that also happens to be true, as often as schedules and demands of the kitchen allow (wish it was everyday!).  If a kitchen is available, … Continue reading

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