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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June Quarterly Dinner photos

June 2018 QD pastis

Pastis Landais: rich brioche cake flavored with rum, orange and vanilla

Last Wednesday June 6th, for our June Quarterly Dinner at Café Presse we celebrated the cuisine of the region of the Béarn. If you didn’t have the chance to attend, here are a few photos of the dishes served. Note we in the kitchen got a little too busy to photograph every course.  But you can check out the entire menu from an earlier post.

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Leeks vinaigrette:  cold poached leeks served with Penn Cove clams marinated with thyme and green garlic, shellfish vinagrette and butter fried croutons

Leeks vinaigrette: cold poached leeks served with Penn Cove clams marinated with thyme and green garlic, shellfish vinagrette and butter fried croutons

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Poule au pot trial

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In preparation for the upcoming June Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse, I recently put together  a Poule au Pot trial run using a chicken from Hungry Hollow Farms.

Here are some photos of the process:

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Here is the chicken as received from Hungry Hollow Farms and delivered by owner/farmer Grant Jones.  GMO free, pasture raised and left free to hunt lots of bugs and worms, these birds develop a different body shape than intensively farmed chickens:  the breast is smaller, the legs larger and firmer and overall there is less fat.  The smell and flavor of the flesh is much earthier, slightly gamey, just plain more chicken-y. They remind me quite a lot of poulet fermier that we buy at the weekly farmer’s market in Orthez. Continue reading

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Hungry Hollow Farms at Café Presse Quarterly Dinner

Hungry Hollow Farm

For our June 2018 Quarterly Chef’s Dinnner at Café Presse, we will be preparing a traditional Poule au pot, featuring free-range, pasture raised farm chickens from Hungry Hollow Farms near Shelton WA.

Grant Jones

THIS JUST IN:  Artisan farmer/owner of Hungry Hollow Farms Grant Jones will be on hand to talk about how he works and to answer your questions.  Says Grant of how he farms:  “We’re putting animals back on the grass where they belong. When we raise animals outside on grass, they forage for greens and bugs. This natural diet produces meat and eggs with richer flavor and a superior nutritional profile.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the local heroes who are working to put healthy food on our tables.

There are only a few remaining seats for this event.
Rerservations by telephone only 206.709.7674

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We’re open on Memorial Day!

Café Presse and Le Pichet will both be open regular hours on Memorial day, Monday May 28, 2018.

Café Presse open 7am to 2am

Le Pichet open 8am to midnight

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Café Presse Celebrates World Cup 2018

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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, omelette, 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
Breakfast 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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Menu for June Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

June 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse

Poule au pot Henri IV

Wednesday June 6, 2018

 MENU

Poireaux vinaigrette aux coques et aux croutons
Penn Cove clams marinated with spring garlic and thyme, served cold with poached leeks, shellfish vinaigrette and butter fried croutons

Bouillon de poule, pâtes fraiches et beurre aux foies de volaille
Chicken-poaching bouillon served as a soup course with fava beans, peas, fresh noodles, tarragon and chicken liver butter

 La vraie poule au pot façon Henri Quatre
Farm chicken with bread-pork sausage-spinach stuffing poached in bouillon, served with sauce verte

 Fromage de brebis de vallée d’Aspe et sa salade aux cerises noires
Sheep’s milk tome from the Vallee d’Aspe, salad of bitter greens, Bing cherries and piment d’Espelette vinaigrette

Pastis landais et ses fraises de notre région
Orange scented yeasted cake from the region of les Landes, served with local strawberries and Armagnac crème anglais

 

Dinner including beverage* $75
*paired wines or non-alcoholic beverage

For this special event, No Substitutions Please.
Reservations by phone only at 206.709.7674
Price does not include Service Charge and WA State tax

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