Friday, December 17, 2010

Kurman Staff At Chicago French Market's First "Bon Anniversaire"

The Kurman Communications staff celebrated Chicago French Market’s (131 N. Clinton St., Chicago) first “Bon Anniversaire” at the VIP reception that was held yesterday evening (Thursday, Dec. 16) at the market.

Sebastian Bensidoun, owner of Chicago French Market was on-site from Paris, France to greet and celebrate with attendees including Arlington Heights Mayor/Director of Metra, Arlene Mulder who spoke of her thoughts regarding Chicago French Market during a short opening speech, “My love for France and my love for trains have met,” says Mulder who travels to France every year. Other attendees included U.S. Equities CEO, Bob Wislow; Premium Espression COO, Joerg Oberschmied; Lisle Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Julie LaFonda; Lisle Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Paula Gleason and French Embassy Trade Office Managing Director, Pierric Bonnard, among many others.

Attendees enjoyed champagne, hors d’oeuvres, sweets and a beautiful Croque en Bouche Arch de Triumphe (pictured) created by award-winning Chicago French Market artisan vendor Vanille Patisserie. Attendees also listened to the sounds of smooth jazz by Annalee Hoosen (

Chicago French Market continues on with the celebration this weekend. Help celebrate their first “Bon Anniversaire” during the two-day celebration in honor of Chicago’s first year-round, indoor market Friday, Dec. 17 until 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18. Enjoy live music, drawings, and free tastings throughout Chicago French Market. Each day, 1,000 guests will receive a complimentary reusable tote bag, ideal for purchases made at one of the 30 artisan vendors. The market will open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Chicago French Market vendors will distribute “scratch off cards” to customers for a chance to win gift certificates for the market.

Tomorrow’s (Saturday, Dec. 18) festivities: Santa Claus will be at the market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy cake cutting and refreshments at 1:30 p.m., and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees are in for a treat as the LaSalle Academy Carolers will perform from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and two separate $300 gift certificates to L20, a Michelin three-star restaurant will be won in a drawing.

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). For more information, visit

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