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Fall menu 2014 starts at Café Presse

Chef de cuisine Dre Neely rolled out his Fall 2014 menu last Thursday, featuring dishes that  highlight Fall produce and flavors.  The menu also marks the return of seasonal favorites such as raw oysters on the half shell, and French … Continue reading

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Huitres, fines de claires

In France, the appellation “fines de claires de Marennes-Oleron” attached to the name of an oyster means that it has been ‘finished’ in one of the claires or tidal basins along the coast of Aquitaine, between La Rochelle and the … Continue reading

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Winter Dishes at Le Pichet

Thought you might like to see a few photos of the Winter dishes recently added to the Le Piche menu by Chef de Cuisine Jack Spiess.  Enjoy.

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“Le Petit Commerce”, Bordeaux France

The Petit Commerce, a bistro specializing in seafood, reminds me of two points regarding the city of Bordeaux that are not necessarily the first that come to mind when I think of this capital of wine. First, Bordeaux is a … Continue reading

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Ringing in 2013!

As always, New Year’s Eve 2012 at Le Pichet was a hoot.  It was an evening filled with the traditional culinary elements of a French Réveillon celebration:  Champagne, oysters, caviar, Roquefort cheese, chocolate, chestnuts and much more.  Here are a … Continue reading

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Gratin Lyonnais and Seasonal Envy

About this time of year, I start to get the question.  People call.  I get emails.  Guests stop me in the restaurants, or even on the street.  The question that is simmers up every year about this time is:  “When … Continue reading

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