Friday, January 28, 2011

“Dine Around the French Market” launches Feb. 22

Chicago French Market announces a new six-month chef series, “Dine Around the French Market,” every third Tuesday of the month. On Feb. 22 Noon to 1 p.m., join Michael Fiorello, executive chef of Mercat a la Planxa and The Blackstone Hotel as he does a live cooking demonstration with ingredients hand-picked from the nearly 30 artisan vendors at the Chicago French Market. The local chefs, who vary each month, are given a budget of $100 to create easy-to-prepare dishes. There is no cost to attend the chef demo series, and attendees will receive complimentary recipe cards to re-create the dishes. Jerl Griffin of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar closes out the series Tuesday, July 19. Visit for details.

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 “Like” Chicago French Market on Facebook at and follow the market on Twitter at @ChiFrenchMarket.

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