Sunday, October 2, 2011

Chicago French Market October 2011 News & Events





Canady ready to debut fall candy for October










Patrons will find Canady Le Chocolatier not only at a new location, but also decorated with plenty of fall treats as October hits at the Chicago French Market. Owner Michael Canady said he plans to add a variety of tasty items unique to the autumn season that will have chocolate-lovers ready to indulge.

Canady Le Chocolatier won’t have the typical Halloween candy found in trick-or-treaters bags at the end of October, however. Instead patrons can enjoy treats teaming with European tradition and rich flavor and taste.

As patrons walk down the aisles they will see pumpkin-filled ganaches and chocolate marzipans specific to the fall season. Canady also will offer chocolate orange slices and chocolate ginger slices, which will surely leave customers feeling as if they can taste the ephemeral beauty that comes with the change of colors from summer to fall. Also changing will be the temperature, and to combat the cold chill of the Chicago air, apple cider and hot chocolate will be offered.

Canady’s shop in the Chicago French Market (131 N Clinton St # 5, Chicago) has been open for two years, with his main shop open for seven at 824 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago. He views his business as a craft. He’s studied in Switzerland and Belgium and came to love the art of making chocolate while living overseas. What sets Canady’s shop from other specialty chocolate shops is customers can see their delicious choice made right in front of their eyes. Canady doesn’t rely on imports and added that every delectable item has been crafted by his shop. For a chance to upgrade your chocolate tastes this fall beyond the typical Halloween candy, dropping in Canady Le Chocolatier is a must.

Celebrate Sweetest Day 
at Chicago French Market, October 15

Looking to get that special gift for a significant other? The Chicago French Market is the best place to get plenty of treats for that special someone. You can head to Canady Le Chocolatier if they are looking to satisfy their loved one’s sweet tooth. Customers also can collect a variety of European pastries at Vanille Patisserie. If you’re looking for more than just tasty treats, swing by Les Fleur and sweep her off her feet with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Also if you want to make a scrumptious dinner for your partner, pick up some of the freshest food at City Fresh Market and a bottle of wine at Pastoral Artisan Cheese and Wine. 

October 2011 
Chicago French Market Events Calendar

October 3, 2011



Join the well-known Chef Carole Jones at Raw (131 North Clinton Street Chicago, (312) 831-2729) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as she teaches how to prepare amazing foods including create Raw’s own recipes: Energy Soup, Fresh Spinach Lasagna and Honey Fig and Pecan Pie. The event is part of the Vegan Food Prep Class Series. Purchase your tickets online for $50 at www.chicagorawfood.com

October 6, 2011 ---Listen to some bluegrass over a great meal
Avoid rush-hour traffic and listen to the eclectic sound of musician Dean Milano from 4 to 7 p.m. Milano plays anything from rock to bluegrass and has highlighted events including Milwaukee Summerfest and Taste of Chicago. Enjoy some of the freshest food in the Chicago-area and listen to his new album Typewritten and Burned. Visit http://www.anr-unlimited.com/site/artists/dean_milano/ to sample his songs!

October 6, 2011

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine (131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, (312) 575-0306) will be hosting their monthly wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Savor several varieties of artisan wines for free!







October 10, 2011


Pastoral Artisan Cheese Bread & Wine (131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, (312) 575-0306) will be closed all day Monday, Oct. 10th as their team travels to Wisconsin to visit different artisan cheese producers as they continue their education of this craft.  They will reopen to share their knowledge on Tuesday, Oct. 11.



October 12, 2011 --- Enjoy acoustic jams with Annalee Hooson


Join us for to listen to the soothing sound of acoustic jazz singer Annalee Hooson. The singer, who has enchanted audiences since she was 13, will play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Listen as she plays a variety of tunes from her new album “Seul.” Annalee is playing as part of the Lunch Hour concert series. Check out https://www.facebook.com/annaleehooson to get more information about Hooson.




October 15, 2011


Interested in learning the art of the French Crepe? Join the Flip Crepes team as they teach the art of the French crepe during the Savory Couples Crepe Class from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Flip Crepes (131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, (312) 504-2541). This is a couple’s class so find a partner who wants to make savory crepes. Tickets cost $95 per couple. Purchase your tickets on-line www.flipcrepes.com.
  
October 15, 2011


Looking for a checkup on your health? Concentra Immediate Care and the Chicago French Market will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Glucose testing, blood pressure screening and a question and answer from well-respected physician Dr. Scott A. Cole, M.D.  A health brunch will be offered as well as free games, prizes and face painting for kids and kids at heart. The event is free. Scott A. Cole, M.D. is the Center Medical Director for the Concentra Immediate Care center in Chicago, Ill.  Dr. Cole manages the all medical services provided in the center, and leads the center team, including staff physicians, mid-level providers, and supporting clinicians. He also serves as the primary contact for many client companies, ensuring consistent and ongoing communications with many businesses.  Dr. Cole joined the Concentra team in 2004.

October 18, 2011

                       
Enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasting with Executive Chef Matt Riordan from Saigon Sisters (131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, (312) 496-0094) from 12 to 1 p.m. The event is part of the “Dine around the Market” event and several dishes will be demonstrated followed by sampling of Chef Riordan’s contemporary Vietnamese creations. Chef Riordan brings extensive executive experience to his role and most recently was the Executive Chef at Pops for Champagne. 

October 20, 2011 --- Enjoy acoustic jams over dinner

Join us for to listen to the soothing sound of acoustic jazz singer Annalee Hooson. The singer, who has enchanted audiences since she was 13, will play from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Listen as she plays a variety of tunes from her new album “Seul.” As the week winds down, pick up dinner, something to drink and listen to the sweet sounds. Check out https://www.facebook.com/annaleehooson to get more information about Hooson.


October 22, 2011



Interested in learning the art of the French Crepe? Join the Flip Crepes team as they teach the art of the French crepe during the Savory Couples Crepe Class from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Flip Crepes (131 North Clinton Street, Chicago, (312) 504-2541). This is a couple’s class so find a partner who wants to make savory crepes. Tickets cost $95 per couple. Purchase your tickets on-line www.flipcrepes.com.

October 26, 2011


Enjoy the melodic tunes of folk singer Steve Justman play all of his hits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Justman hails from the Chicago-area and has performed live on WGN radio and specializes in performing Americana music. Justman is playing as part of the Lunch Hour concert series. Visit http://www.myspace.com/stevejustman to listen to some of Justman’s music.

October 29, 2011


Celebrate Halloween at the Chicago French Market
The Chicago French Market has teamed up with The Fulton River District Parent Networking Group to host a Halloween event. Kids of all ages are invited to come in costume and decorate a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Decorating Fair and Kids Costume Part from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for free. The event will be hosted by the Fulton River District Parents Networking Group and The Chicago French Market Adults will be able to carve their pumpkin followed by trick or treating in The Chicago French Market at 11:30 a.m. To ensure, that we have plenty of pumpkins, please RSVP your small pumpkins to decorate or large pumpkin to carve at www.parents@fultonriverdistrict.org.

What’s new in October?

Here’s a breakdown of what’s coming to 
Chicago French Market as fall begins:


Bowl Square


Bowl Square has created a convenient, healthy and fast method to enjoy their Korean delicacy called The “DOSIRAK” or the Korean Lunch box. Five different choices are all packaged in a compact box for your convenience. Choose from the Salad & Big Veggie Dumpling $4.00/each, the Salad & Chicken or Beef Dumpling $4.50/each, the Orange Chicken & Big Veggie Dumpling $7.50/each, the Orange Chicken & Chicken or Beef Dumpling $8.00/each or the Big Veggie Dumpling & Chicken or Beef Dumpling $5.50/each.  All of these five items can be paired with a rice container for an additional $1.50/each.

Canady Le Chocolatier


Canady Le Chocolatier will be relocating its booth.  As of the first week in October, Canady will move next to Saigon Sisters. To celebrate their move, they will be featuring home-made caramel apples. Customers can choose from peanuts, pecans and plain amazing caramel. They also will be featuring a pumpkin pie truffle, home-made pumpkin filled truffle enrobed in dark chocolate. (131 N Clinton St # 5, Chicago, (312) 454-8700)

City Fresh Market


City Fresh Market is pleased to share a new hot sandwich: the Potato Crushed Tilapia Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onions and tartar sauce on a soft sandwich roll for only $5.99/each. (131 N Clinton St, Chicago, (312) 575-0230)

Lavazza Espression


Lavazza Espression is featuring two seasonal drinks: Pumpkin Choco Èspessone™, which is a double pleasure: the delicacy of a light pumpkin mousse combined with the intensity of hot Italian drinking chocolate. (131 N Clinton St, Chicago, (312) 207-0500)

Also savor the season with our Pumpkin Butter Latte, a comforting blend of artisan crafted pumpkin butter, steamed milk, and smooth espresso that delivers the perfect flavor.  Wrap your scarves around your neck and your hands around this seasonal specialty. (131 N Clinton St, Chicago, (312) 207-0500)

Les Fleurs



Les Fleurs has added Halloween gift items to their assortment; trick or treat bags, glittered skills for decorating your office or home and seasonal Halloween signs to be hung on your door as you welcome your trick or treaters.  Don’t forget the flowers for your holiday parties.  Choose from a wide variety of seasonal flowers: sunflowers, lilies or chrysanthemums, just to name a few. (131 N Clinton St, Chicago, (312) 463-1111)  

Provo’s Village Bakery

Provo’s Village Bakery will be celebrating the pumpkin in the month of October.  They will be featuring Pumpkin Bread $6.00/loaf and Pumpkin shaped sugar cookie $2.00/each. (131 N Clinton St, Chicago. (312)-207-1261)

Raw.

Raw recently launched a new bottled juice program. You can call ahead to order one of their new, raw, freshly-made beverages for pick-up. The sky is the limit for how you would like to have your drinks prepared. All juices are guaranteed to be the freshest and highest of quality. Raw. will make custom juices upon request! Your juice will come in custom-made bottles that are 100% recyclable and can be reused, returned and refilled!  We ask for a 24-hour notice via email or phone call for your order will be ready for pick up.  Visit www.chicagorawfood.com or call Raw. at 312.831-2729. (131 North Clinton Street Chicago,(312) 831-2729)

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine


Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will celebrate American Cheese Month in October with a number of special events at the Chicago French Market location and throughout the Chicago-area. Pastoral will help celebrate the first-ever Wisconsin Cheese Week, being held from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16. Pastoral’s staff will attend a two-day retreat in Wisconsin that will enhance Pastoral’s expertise in artisan cheese. A variety of free tastings and demos will also be held at the Chicago French Market, headed by artisan cheesemakers from Wisconsin.  For more information on Wisconsin Cheese Week, visit pastoralartisan.com.


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