desserts

February Chef’s Dinner photos

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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

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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

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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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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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Teurgoule trial

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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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