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Cafe Presse first bite report


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Cafe Presse first bite report

Charles | | Jun 22, 2007 08:29 AM

Went to Café Presse last night for a nosh and glass of wine and was truly impressed. It was only their 2nd night in operations so I was ready for some missteps but as the restaurant is a mere 6 blocks from my house I thought I would check it out, and I have to tell you the missteps were few, far between and miniscule.

My partner and I started with the pork rillettes with 2 mustards and a few cornichon. Very nice a bit too much what I think was clove in them for my taste but quiet good. My only complaint about this dish would be that the mustards and especially the cornichon were a bit too acidic for the wine I was having. We then had some divine pommes frites they were nicely crisp on the outside and pillowy warm on the inside what could be better. Served with your choice of catsup, a mayonnaise or mustard I was in heaven.

Next an arugula salad with goat cheese toasts, very nice although this too was a bit acidic for the wine. We finished with warm salami, tomato and cheese open faced sandwich perfect. This was also very good clean fresh flavors, the tomato even tasted like a tomato.

I can’t wait to go back, in fact maybe I will go see what their pastry selection is right now.

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