Tag Archives: Wine

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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In the vineyards of Irouleguy

The tiny Basque town of  Irouleguy and its red roofed church are perched in the foothills of the Atlantic Pyrenees almost within sight of the Bay of Biscay.  The vineyards that make up the AOC encircle the town, lining the … Continue reading

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Join us for our Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau!

What:  Le Pichet’s 15th annual Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau When:  Thursday November 20, 2014, 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 15th … Continue reading

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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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