On August 31, 2022, I spent time at Le Pichet as an employee for the very last time. It was a sad moment, as I said goodbye to colleagues, with whom I have worked side by side for many years, and also to friends we have welcomed as guests since 2000. But it was also a happy moment, when Joanne and Sheila and I could reflect with satisfaction on the good years we shared there. To everyone, both staff and guests, job well done! Together, we created something special! We have loved being a part of Le Pichet for all these years!
If you have not yet met new owners Michael Chick and Marcel Boulanger, I hope you will stop by to offer your support as they set out to chart their own history at Le Pichet. They both know the restaurant inside and out and they have the tools, the team and the desire to carry on its legacy. Best of luck to you, boys, I know you will be great!
As I look forward to a new life in France, I can only say THANKS to everyone for your support, your encouragement and your love of good cooking, good wine and the joy of the table.
We are getting ready to reopen! Hope everyone will come by and say “HI”, it has been way too long! Starting Friday March 5, both Le Pichet and Cafe Presse will be open for indoor and outside dining, take-out and delivery.
As we prepare to reopen, please be assured that we are following all recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health to keep our staff and guests safe. This includes requiring all employees and guests to where masks except while seated and eating, implementing routine sanitizing procedures, checking temperatures when our staff comes to work, increasing ventilation and air circulation in enclosed spaces and keeping everyone 6 feet apart.
Clearly 2020 has been a year unlike any other, so our annual cafe-style Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau at Le Pichet just wont be possible this year. But we still want to welcome the first wine of the year!
Thursday November 19, 2020 join us at Café Presse and Le Pichet
2020 Beaujolais Nouveau, by the glass, pichet or bottle (supply is limited this year so come early!)
Le Pichet and Café Presse are proud to offer this special Beaujolais Régional menu Thursday November 19th, 2020 in honor of the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. This menu will be available in addition to our regular menu and while supplies last.
Menu Régional de Beaujolais – 3 courses $40
Escargots à la bourguignonne 6 Burgundy snails baked with butter, air cured ham, garlic, parsley and Cognac (not available for take-out) $14
Saucisse-aligot Pan roasted pork-smoked duck sausage served with Auvergnat-style fromage-potato purée, grain mustard jus and collards braised with apples $20
Bugnes Lyonnais Crispy spice-dough fritters served with red wine poached pears and whipped cream $8
Reserve your table now! Le Pichet 206.256.1499 Cafe Presse 206.709.764
Covid has changed a lot of things, one of which was that we at Le Pichet stopped making breakfast pastries because our limited hours did not include breakfast time.
But now that we are open at 10am, we have heard from a lot of you that you miss the croissants, pain au chocolats and brioche we used to make. As a first step in that directions, we are now, once again, making our fresh brioche each morning! We are only making a few each day right now but will increase as demand increases!
Is there anything better than warm brioche and butter?
Here at Le Pichet, we have always been big fans of Lifelong and and the great work they have done in our community for years. Remember the NW AIDS Foundation? Chicken Soup Brigade ? Evergreen Wellness Advocates? The Lifelong AIDS Foundation? All these make up what is now known simply as Lifelong.
Dining Out for Life is Lifelong’s biggest annual fundraiser and has become one of Seattle’s favorite culinary events. Usually, we ask you to dine with us, then we donate part of every dollar spent to Lifelong. However, this year is a little different…that’s an understatement! Because restaurants are hurting, Lifelong is not askingus to donate a portion of our sales. Instead, they want everyone to come out to support restaurants that support Lifelong! And hey, if you to learn more about what Lifelong does and make a donation to them as well, so much the better!
Le Pichet still has tables available on September 24 so call or email to reserve now!
On August 3, 2000, Le Pichet opened its doors and started serving our neighbors for the first time. Given the current concerns about Covid-19, we won’t be celebrating with you like we hoped. Le Pichet is closed today, so instead we will have to settle for the fond memories we have made during 20 great years serving our friends and neighbors. Hope to see you here soon! THANK YOU EVERYONE!