March 2018 Chef’s Dinner Menu

March 2018 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse



Tuesday March 20, 2018


Huitres crues au citron, bigorneaux mayonnaise,
crevettes rosé au beurre à l’ail
Local oysters raw on the half shell with lemon; periwinkles and whelks with saffron mayonnaise; wild caught Gulf prawns with garlic-thyme butter


Tripes à la mode de Caen et ses crêpes au sarrasin farcies aux poireaux et à l’artichaut
Beef tripe simmered for 12 hours with calf’s foot, cider, onions, carrots and calvados, with buckwheat crepes stuffed with leek-artichoke compote

Sole à la Dieppoise sur lit d’épinards et de champignons
Sole filets baked on a bed of spinach and mushrooms, served with a creamy white wine sauce, mussels, clams and bay shrimp

Tarte au Pont l’Evêque, salade à la frisée, aux noix et aux pommes
Tart filled with Pont l’Eveque cheese and crème fraiche, served with a salad of curly endive, walnuts and apples

La fameuse teurgoule normande
Rice baked with raw, whole-fat milk and cinnamon, served with calvados and sablé cookies

Dinner including beverage* $90
*paired wines or non-alcoholic beverage

For this special event, No Substitutions Please.
Reservations by phone only at 206.709.7674
Price does not include service charge and WA State tax

March Chef’s Dinner at Cafe Presse


Our next quarterly Chef’s Dinner features the food of the region of Normandy.  Blessed with  the culinary bounty of its cold coastal waters, its lush pasture-lands and its famous orchards, Normandy offers a cuisine of unparalleled richness and generosity. Join us as we celebrate late winter in Normandy! 

What:    5-course family-style dinner
When:  Tuesday March 20th, 2018 6:30pm sharp
Where: The back room at Café Presse
Cost:    Dinner including  beverage* $90

     *your choice of paired wines or non-alcoholic beverages

Visit our website for complete menu
Reservations by telephone only at 206.709.7674
For this special event, NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE
Price does not include service charge and WA State tax 

Winter Menu at Café Presse

Grilled boudin noir served on a salad of raw chiogga beets, braised cabbage, tarragon and pickled mustard seeds

Grilled boudin noir served on a salad of raw chiogga beets, braised cabbage, tarragon and pickled mustard seeds

Our winter menu 2018 started yesterday at Café Presse and we are really excited about it!   In addition to the dishes shown here, this change marked the return to our menu of two of our cold weather favorites:  Raclette Savoyarde and Axoa d’Espelette.

Here are some photos from the traditional staff menu tasting to whet your appetite!

Curried yam soup served with cilantro creme fraiche and toasted pecans

Curried yam soup served with cilantro creme fraiche and toasted pecans

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Join us for French Conversation in 2018

2018 Dates for the French Conversation Table at Café Presse:

January:           03, 17, 31           July:              18 (no meeting on 7/4)
February:         14, 28                 August:         1, 15, 29
March:             14, 28                 September:   12, 26
April:                11, 25                 October:        10, 24
May:                 9, 23                   November:    7 (no meeting on 11/21)
June:                6, 20                   December:    5, 19

Every second Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm, please join us for French conversation in the back room at Café Presse.   At each meeting, a French speaking facilitator will be on hand  to get the discussion rolling.  The Conversation Table is free and open to French speakers of all levels.  Hope to see you there!

And don’t forget that every day from 4pm to 6pm (including during the French Conversation Table!) you can enjoy our VinExpresse Happy Hour, when all in-house bottles of wine are available for take-out prices as well as special prices on wine-friendly snacks.

Two-sided totes now available

Two-sided totes, featuring Le Pichet and Cafe Presse logos, are 100% cotton canvas and made in America.

Two-sided totes, featuring Le Pichet and Cafe Presse logos, are 100% cotton canvas and made in America…lookin’ pretty stylish.

Just in at Cafe Presse and Le Pichet:  our two-sided cotton canvas totes featuring both the Le Pichet Cafe Presse logos.  Sized as a generous book or grocery bag, these totes are made of 100% natural cotton and are 100% made in America.  You can pick them up at Le Pichet or Cafe Presse for only $16 while supplies last.

Cafe Presse Does Private Events

Looking for a place to host a wedding dinner?  Special birthday party?  Family reunion? A brunch with co-workers?  A private party? 
The back room at Café Presse is available for  your private events throughout the day, all year long, any day of the week. 
We can seat up to 45 guests, and our Executive Chef will work with you to design the perfect menu, whether it be cocktails and hors d’œuvres, a casual buffet,  a family style supper, or a multi-course dinner.  Choose from our full selection of French country wines, beers and cocktails to accompany your  meal.

For information or to reserve the back room, please email us  at

Mardi Prix Fixe every Tuesday

Café Presse is proud to announce


Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm

What:  A fixed price menu with your choice of 2 or 3 courses at a great price
When: Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm
Where:  Café Presse of course!

Café Presse now offers a fixed price menu every Tuesday that lets YOU pick the number of courses you would like.  YOU make your choices from a special selection of seasonal dishes, then WE do the rest, all at a great price.

2 courses (starter + main course  or  main course + dessert)   $18
3 courses (starter + main course + dessert)                                    $24

PLUS:  Come in between 4pm and 6pm and also take advantage of Vin Expresse, when all bottles of wine are available in-house at our low take-out prices:  $9 to $15

For further information and reservations, call Café Presse at 206.709.7674

Corner Table Winter 2012 E-mail Promotion

Vin Expresse and After Hours – Two Great Happy Hours


Cafe Presse now has two great Happy Hours

Vin Expresse: Everyday from 4pm to 6pm
Our Paris-style wine happy hour
-All in-house bottles of wine available at Take-Out prices; all bottles from $9 and $15.
-Menu of wine-friendly snacks at special low prices.

Presse After Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11pm to 1:30am
Our late night happy hour
-Late night specials on Wine, Beer and Cocktails
-Great prices on croques, frites and more

For more information and menus, visit our website at

Vin Presse, our New In-House Wine Shop

Vin Presse 2 2013

Stop by our new in house “wine shop” to see the fantastic to-go bottle prices.

Please stop by our new in-house “wine shop”, Vin Presse, and pick up a bottle (or two or 12) of wine to take home with you at fantastic new prices.   All bottles range from $8-14.00, excellent values for every bottle on our restaurant wine list. We will be additionally offering special seasonal selections.  This is a perfect match with our food-to-go, as well as for anyone looking for a great wine buy on their way home, or at any time of the day. An additional 10 percent discount will be given to purchases of 12 or more bottles.  Please let us know in advance if you would like more than one case of wine, so that we can assure its availability.

Remember these prices are for to-go bottles only. Wine enjoyed at Café Presse is available at our already low wine list price.