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M de Pentes de Barène

  In May of 2017, I wrote a post about a wonderful visit we had to Domaine les Pentes de Barène in Tursan, an tiny wine growing region in the SW of France.  I mentioned that our host, Gaelle Vergnes, … Continue reading

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Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau at Le Pichet

Please join us for our annual Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau at Le Pichet. Always the 3rd Thursday in November, 11/16 starting at 6pm No Cover Charge, No Reservations, Everyone is Welcome!

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Domaine les Pentes de Barène

If these bottles look familiar to you, it may be because you have ordered one before at Le Pichet or Cafe Presse, where this white wine from the Tursan region in  southwest France is one of our favorites.  I have … Continue reading

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Roasted parsnip soup, red wine braised beef shank, Fourme d’Ambert

This was the dish we served at the 2017 Bailey Boushay House Chef’s Dinner.  A good choices for either a warm, filling first course or, with a green salad, a light but satisfying supper during the cold winter months. Serves … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Dinner Chez Vous

Does a romantic dinner for two at home sound like fun this year? Don’t want to fight the crowds for a Valentine’s Day table? Cafe Presse has the solution! Café Presse St.-Valentine’s Take-Home Dinner for 2 Salade aux deux endives, … Continue reading

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Help us Fête the Beaujolais Nouveau!

Join us at Le Pichet for a traditional café-style celebration of the first new wine of 2016.  Thursday November 17, 2016, 6pm till late A selection of Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass, pichet or bottle Special menu of traditional street … Continue reading

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Making green walnut wine

As described in an earlier post, last June I put  some green walnuts and leaves to macerate on red wine.  A few spices, some bay leaves and a piece of dried orange peel made up the rest of the ingredients, … Continue reading

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Vin de Noix

Vin de noix is an aperitif made from  red wine macerated with green walnuts and walnut leaves, then fortified with alcohol and sugar.  It is traditionally enjoyed at the holidays, as the green walnuts are ready to pick on St.-Jean’s … Continue reading

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Poulet au vin jaune

This recipe, which comes from the region of the Jura in the foothills of the Alps, is one of the marvels of French country cooking.  In France it is often made with the famous blue-footed chickens from nearby Bresse. Vin … Continue reading

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Poulet au vin jaune trial

Although I have cooked similar chicken dishes many times, I had until recently never actually cooked Poulet au Vin Jaune.  In fact, I had never even had the chance to tasted a real vin jaune from the Jura.  This may … Continue reading

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