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Sardines en persillade “a la plancha”

Simple, quick and delicious, grilling on the plancha is perhaps THE arch-typical cooking technique of southwestern of France.  A plancha is a heavy, flat-topped grill, and in the southwest, one cooks most everything on it.  Sausages, whole fish, shellfish (if you see razor clams on the plancha on a menu, order it!), chicken, duck hearts, […]

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Simple, quick and delicious, grilling on the plancha is perhaps THE arch-typical cooking technique of southwestern of France.  A plancha is a heavy, flat-topped grill, and in the southwest, one cooks most everything on it.  Sausages, whole fish, shellfish (if you see razor clams on the plancha on a menu, order it!), chicken, duck hearts,

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Restaurant Le Socowa, Ciboure France

Literally across the street from the Bay of Biscay, Le Socowa is the  French version of a beach front fish shack. With that in mind, you would expect that organization would not be a strong point, which it is not:  they almost never answer the phone if you call for a reservation and as far

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Literally across the street from the Bay of Biscay, Le Socowa is the  French version of a beach front fish shack. With that in mind, you would expect that organization would not be a strong point, which it is not:  they almost never answer the phone if you call for a reservation and as far

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New to the menu at Café Presse

Just added to the menu at Café Presse this morning: Cold salad of marinated white beans, roasted Delicata squash and Brussel sprouts, black currants and kale-parsley pistou, served with your choice of grilled marinated Portobello mushroom VG or olive oil poached Alaskan Pollock filet.

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Just added to the menu at Café Presse this morning: Cold salad of marinated white beans, roasted Delicata squash and Brussel sprouts, black currants and kale-parsley pistou, served with your choice of grilled marinated Portobello mushroom VG or olive oil poached Alaskan Pollock filet.

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Plat du jour today at Café Presse

Alaskan pollock filet, dredged in seasoned flour and pan sauteed, served on Ratatouille, a Provencal-style vegetable ragout made with peppers, onions, eggplant, summer squashes, tomato, garlic, basil and nicoise olives.

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Alaskan pollock filet, dredged in seasoned flour and pan sauteed, served on Ratatouille, a Provencal-style vegetable ragout made with peppers, onions, eggplant, summer squashes, tomato, garlic, basil and nicoise olives.

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Dinner special tonight at Café Presse

Pan roasted wild-caught Alaskan pollock filet served on a saute of heirloom summer squashes, chanterelle mushrooms and sweet onions, with a Basque cider-herb pan sauce

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Pan roasted wild-caught Alaskan pollock filet served on a saute of heirloom summer squashes, chanterelle mushrooms and sweet onions, with a Basque cider-herb pan sauce

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

Washington coast rock fish filet served with roasted sweet pepper-orange coulis and a warm salad of nectarines, cherry tomatoes, sweet onions, corn and cilantro.

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Washington coast rock fish filet served with roasted sweet pepper-orange coulis and a warm salad of nectarines, cherry tomatoes, sweet onions, corn and cilantro.

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Also special today!

Still time to try this daily special which we will be offering this evening: Seafood terrine of bay scallops, prawns and white fish, served with spicy sauce rémoulade and a salad of frisée lettuce, fennel, capers with cornichon vinaigrette

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Still time to try this daily special which we will be offering this evening: Seafood terrine of bay scallops, prawns and white fish, served with spicy sauce rémoulade and a salad of frisée lettuce, fennel, capers with cornichon vinaigrette

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Wild-caught Alaskan Pollock

At Le Pichet and Café Presse, we love featuring lesser known, little fishes that are both sustainable and good for you. Pollock is one of these, a fish that never really gets the respect it deserves. A smaller cousin of Alaskan true cod, pollock in the past was often considered too small for filets and

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At Le Pichet and Café Presse, we love featuring lesser known, little fishes that are both sustainable and good for you. Pollock is one of these, a fish that never really gets the respect it deserves. A smaller cousin of Alaskan true cod, pollock in the past was often considered too small for filets and

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Dinner on the patio

Mackerel filets from Saint Jean de Luz, sauteed and served with bay leaf roasted new potatoes, fava beans, spring onions and lamb jus. Here are some photos of the preparation:

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Mackerel filets from Saint Jean de Luz, sauteed and served with bay leaf roasted new potatoes, fava beans, spring onions and lamb jus. Here are some photos of the preparation:

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New on the menu at Le Pichet

Just added to the menu at Le Pichet… Smoked wild steel head trout served on a salad of raw Brussel sprouts, red cabbage, golden beets, dill, pickled red onions and yogurt vinaigrette

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Just added to the menu at Le Pichet… Smoked wild steel head trout served on a salad of raw Brussel sprouts, red cabbage, golden beets, dill, pickled red onions and yogurt vinaigrette

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