Monday, June 4, 2012

What's new in June at Chicago French Market!

City Fresh Market is now featuring Harczak’s Smoked Sausages (Best European Sausages).  Choose from Serbian Mild, Serbian Hot or Bosnian All Beef sausages.  Feel free to ask for a sample before you buy and you’ll see right away why it’s called “The Best”.

City Fresh Market wants to make your summer grilling easy! Check out its freshly made hamburgers & kabobs.  Also available is its fresh fish delivered daily, cleaned, filleted or butterflied at your request at no charge!

This month, City Fresh will featuring FAGE Yogurts, all flavors are only $1.99/each.

Cool off this June with Lavazza Espression’s featured drink: The Blendissimo®!

A unique coffee-based frappé that will seduce your palate with a cool blend of espresso, vanilla gelato and caramel, topped off with whipped cream.  Available in four delectable combinations:  Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, Orange Mocha, and Caramel.

Lavazza Espression is also proud to be an international finalist in the Latté Art Competition at the Coffee Fest Chicago on Friday June 8 – 10.   Bobby Mariappuram will represent Lavazza Espression and is among 64 contestants chosen to compete head to head to produce one flawless drink to present to judges.  Judging is based on aesthetic beauty, definition, color infusion, degree of difficulty and creativity, and speed.

Oh, Olive! is celebrating Father’s Day and grilling season by offering a special on its locally grown spices, rubs and salts from the Galena Garlic Company. 

Galena Garlic Company showcases gourmet garlic’s versatility in the kitchen. For owner Laszlo Marton, “Garlic is Life.” He is involved in every step of the process, including the planting of more than 20,000 cloves by hand on two plots of land nestled in the rolling hills of Jo Daviess County in northern Illinois, an ideal location for garlic farming. Its cold winters, warm summers and rich fertile soils, in combination with the Galena Garlic Company’s organic farming practices, produce a thriving crop of garlic year after year.

The Oh, Olive! team believes these products should always be fresh and foolproof, so premium spice blends are created in small batches with every package hand-sealed.  Oh Olive! is one of only a few retailers where you can purchase these crafted spices, rubs and salts.   Choose from a wide variety at the Chicago French Market and for the month of June, purchase 5 packets for only $30.  Learn more at

With so many great outdoor options for enjoying summer in Chicago, Pastoral came up with a great way to enjoy them even more!  Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is now offering Pastoral Picnics for Two, a picnic basket to-go option that comes complete with everything you need to enjoy a summer outing.  Whether it’s just for two or a group, Pastoral has you covered. Choose from one of five baskets for only $39.99, and don’t forget the wine and craft beers to complement your picnic.  To order, call Pastoral at (312) 454-2200 at least 6 hours in advance.

Vanille Patisserie has just added new items to its menu!

Delight in the new Fraisier, a Banana cake with Vanille mousseline, Passion fruit curd and fresh strawberries with red glaze.  Try the new Graham, with Graham cracker streusel, homemade marshmallow, chocolate fudge ganache and graham cracker financier with Dark glaze. Or give the Paris Brest a try, with Pâte á choux, praline mousseline and candied hazelnuts. For more information on these new and delectable items, call (312) 575-9963.

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