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New desserts for Spring at Café Presse

Cafe Presse also has spring desserts! Check out these great new inspirations from pastry chef Allyson Lanter. And of course we still have our traditional French sundae La Dame Blanche, as well as chocolat chaud, house made caramels, ice creams and sorbets.

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Cafe Presse also has spring desserts! Check out these great new inspirations from pastry chef Allyson Lanter. And of course we still have our traditional French sundae La Dame Blanche, as well as chocolat chaud, house made caramels, ice creams and sorbets.

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February Chef’s Dinner photos

Our Quarterly Chef’s Dinner took place at Cafe Presse last evening and frankly it was a blast. The theme for February’s dinner was  “Celebrate Sparkles” and  it offered a great opportunity both to try some of the lesser-known sparking wine of the French countryside and to also see how well these wines pair with food

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Our Quarterly Chef’s Dinner took place at Cafe Presse last evening and frankly it was a blast. The theme for February’s dinner was  “Celebrate Sparkles” and  it offered a great opportunity both to try some of the lesser-known sparking wine of the French countryside and to also see how well these wines pair with food

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The Stranger features our Chocolat Chaud

Thanks to the Stranger for recommending Café Presse in their recent round up of the Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate in Seattle this Winter!  Our Chocolat Chaud, made with bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa, milk, cream and a little sugar, is available all day long both at Café Presse and Le Pichet. Enjoy a cup

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Thanks to the Stranger for recommending Café Presse in their recent round up of the Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate in Seattle this Winter!  Our Chocolat Chaud, made with bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa, milk, cream and a little sugar, is available all day long both at Café Presse and Le Pichet. Enjoy a cup

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Pithivier at Le Pichet

Pithivier, also know as Galette de Rois in France, is  a traditional dessert make with sweetened puff pastry filled with almond cream, then baked to golden brown.  Although it is famously served in France on January 6th to celebrate the 12th day of Christmas, we love it all year long because it is so good! 

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Pithivier, also know as Galette de Rois in France, is  a traditional dessert make with sweetened puff pastry filled with almond cream, then baked to golden brown.  Although it is famously served in France on January 6th to celebrate the 12th day of Christmas, we love it all year long because it is so good! 

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Coupes Glacées at Café Presse

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

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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

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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

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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

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New spring desserts at Café Presse

As promised, here are some photos of the new desserts created by pastry chef Allyson Lanter and featured on the Spring 2018 menu at Café Presse.  Enjoy!

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As promised, here are some photos of the new desserts created by pastry chef Allyson Lanter and featured on the Spring 2018 menu at Café Presse.  Enjoy!

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Teurgoule trial

This morning I made a trial run of cooking teurgoule normande, the dessert to be served as part of a menu of specialties from the region of Normandy at our Quarterly Chefs Dinner Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Café Presse.  Teurgoule is a traditional, grandmotherly dish made with raw whole milk, short grain rice, sugar

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This morning I made a trial run of cooking teurgoule normande, the dessert to be served as part of a menu of specialties from the region of Normandy at our Quarterly Chefs Dinner Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Café Presse.  Teurgoule is a traditional, grandmotherly dish made with raw whole milk, short grain rice, sugar

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