Now on the menu at Le Pichet

LP new tom salad

Salad of local tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, lovage leaves and brown bread croutons tossed with red wine vinaigrette, topped with smoky grilled eggplant purée

Last week, chef de cuisine Dave Cooper introduced 3 new summer dishes to the menu at Le Pichet. Hope you will enjoy these photos.

Crispy chickpea falafel served on a salad of watermelon, curly endive, feta cheese and lime vinaigrette, topped with our house-made harissa

Crispy chickpea falafel served on a salad of watermelon, curly endive, feta cheese and lime vinaigrette, topped with our house-made harissa

Our famous WA State natural free range roasted chicken for 2, with a Basque-style sweet pepper ragout

Our famous WA State natural free range roasted chicken for 2, with a Basque-style sweet pepper ragout

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Coupes Glacées at Café Presse

Our seasonal coupe with nectarine sorbet, crunchy meringue and summer berries.

Our seasonal coupe with nectarine sorbet, crunchy meringue, rose syrup and summer berries.

Coupes Glacées are one of the specialties of French cooking that tend to be less known to the rest of the world.  This relative obscurity may stem from the fact that the French didn’t invent ice cream (who did? You may well ask, as it is a topic of much debate. See Elizabeth David’s excellent Harvest of the cold months for what must surely be the definitive study of the question).  But the fact remains that one finds Coupes Glacées or ice cream sundaes in small restaurants across France. Continue reading

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New Summer menu at Café Presse

Pan roasted lamb-pork sausage served on a Corsican stye ragout of white beans, panchette, tomatoes, green chard and parmesan

Pan roasted lamb-pork sausage served on a Corsican stye ragout of white beans, panchette, tomatoes, green chard and parmesan

We are very pleased to present to you our new menu for Summer 2018 at Cafe Presse!  Here are photos of the savory dishes from the staff tasting this morning.  Look for photos of our new desserts soon, including the new Coupes Glacées.

Crispy chickpea falalels with roasted peach gazpacho, cucumbers, red onion, kale and ras al hanut vinaigrette

Crispy chickpea falalels with roasted peach gazpacho, cucumbers, red onion, kale and ras al hanut vinaigrette

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Croque Provençal

Croque provencal

Our special du jour yesterday at Café Presse was  the Croque Provençal.  Our version, which is meat free, features the same bread we use for our Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame (made by our friends at Grand Central Bakery) along with cave-aged Comté cheese, béchamel sauce, basil pistou and sliced tomatoes. Yummy!

But why bother showing you if it was yesterday’s special and you can’t order it today?  Because it just might end up on our new Summer menu starting on July 12th, 2018

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We’re open on the Fourth

Both Café Presse and Le Pichet are open regular hours today Wednesday July 4th, 2018.  Come by and see us before or after your fireworks!

Le Pichet open everyday from 8am to 12midnight

Café Presse open everyday from 7am to 2am

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Celebrate Bastille Day at Le Pichet

Bastille Day 2018

Please join us for a cafe-style celebration of
the  229th anniversary of la Révolution!

Saturday July 14, 2018  6pm to late

Special menu of Paris street food

Live music with:
7pm Bric-a-Brac Duo
10pm Greg Ruby and the Auspicious Four

No Cover   No Reservations   Everyone Welcome

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World Cup 2018 kicks off this Thursday!

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Join us from June 14 to July 15

Thursday June 14 – Fête de la Coupe

What: A World Cup kickoff party!
When:
  7am to 10am,  Kick-off match at 8am, host team Russia v Saudi Arabia

Start the World Cup right with breakfast & libations starting at 7am
Croques, frites, omelettes, cocktail specials, free World Cup cake and more
Free Raffle to win a reservation for 6 at the World Cup Final including breakfast chosen by our chef.

Saturday June 16 – Fête Bleue

What: France’s first match followed by back to back matches until 4pm
When:
  Saturday June 16 from 7:00am until 4:00 pm

A full day of matches starting at 7am with France v Australia
Special tartine, pissaladiere, cocktails specials and more
Free Raffle to win a reservation for 6 at the World Cup Final including breakfast chosen by our chef.

Plus throughout the Tournament:

During all French team matches:
$14 bottles of white, red or rosé $10 cheese & charcuterie plate

During all afternoon replays:
$1.00 off Kronenbourg during all afternoon match replays

Special World Cup cocktail to benefit Fare Start (www.farestart.org)

 

Showing all matches starting at 7am.   Afternoon rebroadcast of big matches

For up-to-date match info visit our weekly event calendar

Ask your server for a free World Cup match schedule

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New to the menu at Le Pichet

LP June 2018 sardine

Terrine de sardines et de betteraves et sa crème fraiche à l’aneth
Sardine-roasted beet terrine, served with lemon-dill crème fraiche and grilled country bread

LP June 2018 bulgar

Salade de boulgour aux herbes et à la roquette,crevettes confites à l’huile
Olive oil poached wild Gulf shrimp served on a salad of bulger, soft herbs, arugula, red onions, and marinated sweet peppers

LP june 2018 pork

Escalope de porc panée à l’alsacienne, salade aux radis et aux herbes
Pork loin escalope, egg and flour dipped then pan fried, Alsatian-style Yukon Gold potato salad, grilled lemon, radish-herb salad

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

LP june 2018 chicken

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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Join us at FareStart

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