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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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Jura Wine Dinner at Café Presse

Discover the unique and wonderful wines of the Jura, located in the foothills of the French Alps. Although little known in America, oenophiles consider the Vin Jaune de Jura one of the rare jewels of French wine making. Dieter Klippstein … Continue reading

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Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 at Le Pichet

    Join us for Le Pichet’s annual Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau Thursday November 19, 2015 from 6pm till late Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass, pichet or bottle Menu of traditional street food Live music with: La Foule 7pm    The … Continue reading

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Poule au pot

Here is a photo of a very simple dinner we recently enjoyed:  poule au pot.  Not only is this one of the archetypical dishes of the southwest (remember the story of King Henry who promised “a chicken in every pot”?  … Continue reading

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Vin Chaud for the Holidays

Now at Café Presse and Le Pichet…our house made Vin Chaud.  Vin chaud is the hot mulled wine of France, traditionally served during the Holidays and any time that its cold and damp out.  I worked under a chef in … Continue reading

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Join us today for Beajolais Nouveau!

Le Pichet’s Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau kicks off tonight at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there. But if parties are not your style, you can still drop by Cafe Presse to sample the first new … Continue reading

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