Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 6:30
Cafe Presse, 1117 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 (the back room)
Call Cafe Press for information and reservations: 206.709.7674 seating is limited and by reservation only
Chef James Drohman and Joanne Herron, owners of Café Presse and Le Pichet have contributed to Green Plate Special in many ways. Their restaurant, Cafe Presse, on the south side of Capitol Hill, is a consistent favorite for me with its comfortable French country-style food and urban atmosphere. Love the Steak-Frites!
They have generously given their May “Corner Table” dinner (a monthly event) as an informational and benefit event for us. All proceeds will go to Green Plate Special’s youth programming. The cost is $55 per person, which includes wine selected by Cafe Presse wine director Marcel Boulanger, as well as tax and tip.
Enjoy a 4 course seasonal menu presented in the traditional style one might be served if invited to the home of a French family. I (Laura) will talk briefly about what we are doing and prepare the menu including produce grown by our students.
Pistou a la menthe et aux petits pois en amuse gueule -”Spring pea-mint pesto served with black pepper flat bread”
Salade aux asperges, aux haricots blancs et a l’endive rouge – “Marinated white beans, Yakima asparagus, treviso, lemon vinaigrette, candied lemon peel”
Cotes de porc grillées, blettes braisées aux pignons de pin et aux raisins secs -“Grilled Carlton Farms pork chops, hardy greens braised with, leeks, pine nuts and sultanas, grain mustard jus, grilled sage polenta”
Crepes au ricotta et sa compote a la rhubarbe -“Sweet crepes filled with orange-thyme scented ricotta cheese, with poached rhubarb”
Dinner begins promptly at 6:30
Some ingredients may change due to garden availability