Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Alpana Singh Hosts Eight-Course Tasting Brunch at the Chicago French Market, Feb. 19

Chicago French Market presents “Meet Alpana Under the Eiffel Tower,” an eight-course champagne brunch with WTTW’s “Check Please!” host Alpana Singh, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. Guests will get the chance to meet Alpana while enjoying the wine-paired tasting brunch prepared from food offerings of select market vendors. Attendees will receive an autographed copy of her book, Alpana Pours. The cost is $40 per person, which includes the book, tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, and can be made at http://www.chicagofrenchmarket.com/.

“We are honored to host Alpana Singh at the Chicago French Market,” says market manager Leslie Cahill. “This is a unique opportunity to get tasting and pairing tips from an expert, and to showcase the superb offerings of our artisan vendors.”

Space is limited. Contact Chicago French Market with any questions, or to purchase tickets at http://www.chicagofrenchmarket.com/.

About TV Host, Author and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh
Alpana’s professional accolades include “Best Sommelier in America,” Wine and Spirits Magazine; Crain’s “40 under 40”; Food and Wine’s “35 under 35”; “Best Sommelier,” Chicago Magazine 2004; Jane Magazine’s “30 under 30”; and a 2002 James Beard Foundation “Nomination for Wine Service”. She has been featured in numerous publications including Newsweek USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times.

Alpana led the Chicago PBS Television (WTTW) hit series “Check Please!”, which she hosts, to its second Emmy Award and the distinction of being the #1 rated local Chicago television program. Alpana is very active in charitable causes including Children’s Memorial Chicago and the Chicago Lighthouse.

She is co-author with Robert Scarola of the wine book Alpana Pours (Academy Chicago Press, 2006).

About Chicago French Market
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, specialty drinks, flowers, prepared meals and a seating area for customers. Chicago French Market’s diverse group of local 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).

Chicago French Market offers complimentary garage parking with entrances at 164 N. Canal St. and 165 N. Clinton St. for one hour or less with a minimum purchase of $20 or more (receipt required).

Please note that from January 2011 through May 2011, if traveling westbound on Randolph Street, the Randolph Street bridge is closed due to the Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project. The minor detour will reroute drivers to head north on Franklin Avenue, then west on Lake Street, to turn south on Clinton Street to access the garage. For more information, visit www.chicagofrenchmarket.com.

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