Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chicago French Market September News & Events

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131 N. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 575-0306 


Superior Nut and Candy

Superior New Logo Blue 150 pixels for ETChicago French Market introduces its newest vendor Superior Nut and Candy, joining the market in September 2011.

The Superior Nut and Candy success story started in Chicago in 1982 by the Mastrangelo family when they opened their first retail store selling nuts, chocolates and candies to local neighborhood customers.  Quickly earning a reputation for serving fresh roasted snack nuts, confections and candies, the company grew into a chain of stores throughout the Chicago land area. Since this beginning, Superior Nut and Candy have transformed itself into a consumer snack company specializing in nuts, chocolates and candies. The Superior brand can be found in many stores throughout the country.
Through the years, Superior has maintained its focus on delivering freshly roasted nuts, chocolate and yogurt products, and popular candies that will be available to you in bulk. In addition to our broad manufacturing capabilities we roast nuts, coat our own chocolates and yogurts, on the south side Chicago and source candy from the best suppliers in the country. This ensures that you will have the freshest products. Stop by and check out their enormous assortments!

September 3, 2011 Flip Crepes LogoJoin the FliP Crepes team as they teach you the art of the French crepe during their Savory Couples Crepe Class, 2–4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 3! This is a couple’s class so grab a partner and learn to make savory crepes. Tickets are $95 per couple. Purchase your tickets online

September 5, 2011
Please note The Chicago French Market will be closed for Labor Day Monday, September 5.

September 8, 2011
guitarRelax with The Chicago French Market’s Rush Hour Music Series event featuring singer/songwriter Jacqueline Sylvie, 4–7 p.m. Thursday, September 8! This free event showcases this acoustic singer, who performs everything from folk, rock to R & B. As the week winds down, pick up dinner, something to drink and listen to the sweet sounds. 

September 8, 2011
Pastoral LogoTake your taste buds somewhere they’ve never been before! Join Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine for their free monthly wine tasting, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 8! Taste several varieties of featured artisan wines.

September 10, 2011
Flip Crepes LogoLearn the art of making a delicious crepe with FliP Crepes’ Savory Couples Crepe Class, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 10! This is a couple’s class so grab a partner and learn to make savory crepes for two. Tickets are $95 per couple. Purchase your ticket on line

September 12, 2011
raw logoJoin RAW.’s Vegan Food Prep Class Series that teaches you how to prepare amazing foods from well-known Chef Carole Jones, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, September 12. Learn how to create RAW.’s own signature dehydrated snacks recipes: Kale Chips, Nachos Chips and Assorted Dips!

September 14, 2011
guitarMake your lunch hour more enjoyable with The Chicago French Market’s free Lunch Hour Music Series! Annalee Hooson will be performing many original songs as well as easy listening cover songs. Grab your coworker and make your lunch hour a special one with fun, happy and refreshing music, 11-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 14!

September 14, 2011
Pastoral LogoJoin Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine for the second installment of their free monthly tasting featuring Artisan Beers, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 14! Taste several varieties of featured artisan beers.

September 17, 2011
cfm_meetthemarket_ltr_0811The Chicago French Market will host its first ever Meet the Market Open House, 11-3 p.m. Saturday, September 17!  This free event offers the chance to meet vendors, sample their products, enjoy live performances by Wiggleworms for kids and enjoy award-winning acoustic Americana band, The Spares, complimentary champagne, exclusive offers and demos, plus fill out a special survey for a chance to win a Chicago French Market gift collection valued at $500 (No purchase necessary)!  

All Chicagoans and visitors are invited to enjoy this free event with a chance to meet Chicago French Market’s variety of purveyors and featured artisans such as Mary and Theresa Nguyen of Saigon Sisters, Greg O’Neill and Ken Miller of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, Michael Canady of Canady Le Chocolatier, Keli Fayard of Vanille Pâtisserie, Dick McCracken of Fumare Meats, Dobra Bielinski of Delightful Pastries, Carole Jones and Polly Gaza of RAW., Israel Szudler of Presto Café & Grill, Antoine Elie of FliP Crepes and more! 

The Spares, award-winning acoustic Americana band
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m.-3 p.m.

Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms, music program for children under 5
11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

September 17, 2011
Flip Crepes LogoFliP Crepes will offer their third Savory Couples Crepe Class, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 17! Join the Flip Crepes team as they teach you the art of the French crepe.  This is a couple’s class so grab a partner and learn to make savory crepes. Tickets are $95 per couple.  Purchase your tickets online

September 20, 2011
Chef Colin BeaumierJoin The Chicago French Market and Executive Chef Colin Beaumier of Bistro Voltaire for our free Dine Around the Market Series, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, September 20! Two dishes will be created and demonstrated by Chef Beaumier, using ingredients from The Chicago French Market, followed by sampling of the chef’s creations. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask one of Chicago best-known chefs your culinary questions!
After attending college at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, Colin's real journey began. Working in a busy restaurant across from the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, the seed was planted after working with a great chef-mentor from the Culinary Institute of America. After a suggestion and a game plan, Colin attended the CIA graduating in 2001 with amazing experiences, culminating in winning a spot at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival getting to work with cooking legend Jacques Pepin who had an amazing effect on his philosophy of cooking and life. He honed his craft and developed his repertoire at Coquette Cafe and Sanford restaurants under the tutelage of Chef Sandy D'Amato and his wife Angie. After four years, Colin set out to prove himself in kitchens in Minneapolis, Traverse City Michigan; accumulating these experiences with a great run at Whitehall Hotel in Chicago. Colin returned from Wisconsin after opening Kickshaw restaurant in 2009 to take the helm at Bistro Voltaire returning to the great French classics. Bistro Voltaire is wonderful place to experience the timelessness of traditional French cuisine! 

September 21, 2011
Social Media Week logoJoin The Chicago French Market as we play host to Social Media Week, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 21! Join leaders from Facebook, Local Guide Chicago and Vienna Beef to discuss the impact of mobile applications on social media. Sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and the Zócala Group
6-6:55 p.m. – Registration networking
6:55-7 p.m. – Todor Krecu, introductions7-7:15 p.m. – Brad Auerbach, Facebook, Director, Marketing Solutions
7:15-7:30 p.m. – Carrie Bodman – Vienna Beef Mobile Application7:30-7:45 p.m. – Uki Lucas – Local Guide Chicago Mobile Application7:45-8 p.m. – Q & A
Register beginning September 6.

September 22, 2011guitar
Kick back and relax with The Chicago French Market’s Rush Hour Music Series featuring Joel Palmer, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, September 22! Joel is an accomplished finger style guitarist and studied vocalist who has mastered the art of interweaving vocal melody with his guitar, creating a second voice as if he’s his own duet. His original songs are moving, inspiring, and clever. He’ll make you cry, think and smile all in the same set!

September 24, 2011
Flip Crepes LogoJoin FliP Crepes for the fourth installment of their Savory Couples Crepe Class,
2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24! Join the FliP Crepes team as they teach you the art of the French crepe. This is a couple’s class so grab a partner and learn to make savory crepes. Tickets are $95 per couple. Purchase your tickets online at

September 28, 2011 guitarJoin The Chicago French Market for their last Rush Hour Music Series event for the month featuring acoustic singer/songwriter Jacqueline Sylvie, 11-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 28! Jacqueline Sylvie performs everything from folk, rock to R & B. As the week winds down, pick up dinner, something to drink and listen to the sweet sounds!

Below are September’s Features, Specials and New Introductions

city freshCity Fresh Market is featuring a Fresh Hot Fish Sandwich with tilapia/sole fish, lettuce, tomato, onions and tartar sauce on a soft sandwich roll. ($4.99)
September 26, 27 and 28 City Fresh Market will be celebrating the best of the best of the fall season; the apple. Choose from a wide variety of fresh apples as they are featured in the market.
Chicago Organics LogoChicago Organics is launching new freshly made salads, choose from: Mediterranean Potato Salad, Chicken Salad Grand Mere, Shrimp Salad, Chicken Curry Salad, Asian Chicken Salad, Marinated Vegetable Salad, Ham and Bean Salad and Caprese Salad!  All salads are $4.50 per 1/2 lb.
delightful-logoInspired by the harvest season, Delightful Pastries is introducing a fresh fall menu featuring pumpkin bread and butternut squash soup. Both offerings are ideal for a quick lunch or to take home for your family dinner!
Gramp's Gourmet PicklesJust arrived Gramp’s Gourmet is now offering Lou’s old fashion Apple Sauces, Mayo & Mustard Spreads and different Salsas. Ideal for any occasion. Gramp’s is also featuring weekly specials, come in and check them out!

smoothie lo-resJuice Bar
 is launching fresh new additions to their menu; several innovative smoothies and homemade soups that will change seasonally.
Mum Photo 200 pixels for ETStart your autumn with Les Fleurs’ large array of fall chrysanthemums! Choose them by the bunch, single flowers or let Les Fleurs create an amazing arrangement.presto_logo

Presto Café & Grill
 just added a Breaded Chicken Schnitzel with Rice and Salad, ($6.99) to their ever growing menu of Mediterranean foods.
Saigon Sisters logo 200 pixels for ETSaigon Sisters' newly appointed Executive Chef Matt Riordan will soon release his innovative Fall Menu which includes a fresh signature banh mi sandwich; Haute Dog, Chicago Style, all beef hot dogs with spicy mustard mayo, pickled red onions, daikon, carrots, cucumber, cilantro, sliced tomatoes, celery salt and jalapenos ($7).
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