Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chicago French Market continues growth with the addition of LM Cafe

Lincoln Square favorite LM Restaurant opens Parisian sandwich outpost Oct. 12 at West Loop community hub Chicago French Market

Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306), located in the West Loop/Fulton River District, welcomes its newest vendor October 12, the French-owned LM Café, purveyor of Parisian street fare. LM Café joins Chicago French Market’s nearly 30 individual vendors, and brings with it traditional French sandwiches with contemporary twists, along with other French-inspired dishes from owner Stephan Outrequin Quaisser. Outrequin Quaisser also owns and manages the popular French gastro-bistro LM Restaurant in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.

“We are thrilled to open LM Café in the heart of downtown Chicago at Chicago French Market,” says Outrequin Quaisser. “Our food takes inspiration from popular Parisian street fare, which serves as a wonderful complement to the offerings of our fellow vendors at Chicago French Market. Everything at LM Café is grab-and-go, making it perfect for busy commuters, Chicago-area folks and neighborhood residents.”

LM Café’s menu highlights include Le Jambon-Beurre, a buttered baguette with ham, with non-traditional toppings like pickles, cheese and a homemade tomato jam. LM Café also serves three varieties of the classic French sandwich Croque Monsieur: traditional ham and Emmental cheese; smoked salmon; and turkey and Camembert. On the lighter side, LM Café’s salads include Nicoise Salad, Chef’s Salad and Savoyard Salad, an Eastern France-inspired salad with croutons, frisée, bacon and cheese. Rounding out the menu are Pâté, Rillettes, Fish Terrine and a variety of desserts, including Mousse and Normandy-style rice pudding, Teurgoule.

LM Café opens for lunch and dinner, with breakfast offerings coming in the near future. Prices range from $5-$7. For more information on Outrequin Quaisser and LM Restaurant, visit

Chicago French Market is a European-inspired market offering an array of local produce, meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheese, wine, chocolates, pastas, artisan-made goods, flowers and a seating area for customers. Chicago French Market's nearly 30 vendors stay open year-round, six days per week, and is located within the new MetraMarket development at 131 N. Clinton St. (between Washington and Randolph Streets). For more information, visit

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