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Seattle Times recommends happy hour at Cafe Presse

The Seattle Times calls Vin Expresse, Cafe Presse’s Paris-style happy hour “the best kept Happy Hour secret on Capitol Hill”…read  the article here.

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Tapping off some vinegar at Le Pichet

Finally, after many days of waiting, the red wine vinegar in our barrel at Le Pichet is ready for use. As described in an earlier post, last October we started a batch of vinegar using an old 3o liter oak … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé !

The Beaujolais Nouveau arrives today!  Hope to see you at tonight’s party at Le Pichet.

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Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 at Le Pichet

What:  Le Pichet’s 14th annual Fête de Beaujolais NouveauWhen:  Thursday November 21, 2013, from 6pm until late Where:  Le Pichet, 1933 1st Avenue Le Pichet’s celebration of the first new wine of the year,  which will mark its 14th year … Continue reading

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October wine dinner at Cafe Presse

What:  Wine dinner with Ed Adiss and Barbara Selig of Wine Traditions Import Company When:  Sunday October 6, 2013, 6pm Where:  The back room at Cafe Presse Café Presse  is proud to presents an evening with wine importers Ed Adiss … Continue reading

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“Le Petit Commerce”, Bordeaux France

The Petit Commerce, a bistro specializing in seafood, reminds me of two points regarding the city of Bordeaux that are not necessarily the first that come to mind when I think of this capital of wine. First, Bordeaux is a … Continue reading

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October 2013 Cooking Class: French Kitchen Basics

What: “French Kitchen Basics” Cooking Class, Demonstration and Supper presented by Chef James Drohman (each session limited to 16 students). When: Three different sessions of this class will be offered: Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:30pm to 9:30pm Sunday October 20, … Continue reading

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“La Belle Auberge”, Castegnede, France

Having grown up reading Elisabeth David, I have always been enchanted with her descriptions of the auberges that populated the countryside of France when she first visited in the 1940′s.  The kind of place that one happens across when driving … Continue reading

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Vin Expresse now 4-6pm Everyday

If you have been to Cafe Presse between 4 and 6pm on Monday through Thursday lately, you probably know about Vin Expresse.  That’s what we call our French-style Happy Hour, when you can buy bottles of wine to enjoy at … Continue reading

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August 2013 Corner Table Menu

What: Family-style dinner at Cafe Presse When: Tuesday August 27, 2013 6:30pm Where: The back room at Cafe Presse The menu for the August Corner Table is complete!  The next Corner Table dinner at Cafe Presse is scheduled for Tuesday … Continue reading

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