Fall menu 2014 starts at Café Presse

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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 onion soup. Here are some photos of the new dishes.  And check out the full …

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Huitres, fines de claires

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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 mouth of the Gironde river.  The idea is that spending time in the nutrient-rich environment …

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“Le Petit Commerce”, Bordeaux France

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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 port city and as such, has a rich culinary tradition surrounding fish and shellfish.   …

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