Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Specials and features at Chicago French Market in July

Check out some great deals and specials happening this month at Chicago French Market!

Delightful Pastries

Delightful Pastries has relocated within the Chicago French Market to the center aisle next to Kotel Kosher.  To celebrate the move, new offerings have been added to the menu.

The new savory offering will feature Volcanoes, buns stuffed with scalloped potatoes, pancetta, and caramelized onions topped with gruyere. A new dessert bar is now available as well: chocolate raspberry jam, made from scratch, on top of a cookie topped with nuts and cinnamon streusel. Also available is a new gluten free offering, chocolate pebble cookies and chocolate bark, and two new tortes; passion fruit and chocolate mousse torte

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

Pastoral is celebrating Bastille Day at Chicago French Market with a free wine and cheese tasting.  Try some of the nation’s most delicious French wine and cheese selections and other accompaniments on the French National Holiday. 

Don’t forget to share all those amazing artisan foods that you tasted during the 2nd Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Fest. To keep the memory alive, every month Pastoral will sell items from vendors introduced at the Producer Festival.  It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce these artisan foods to your friends and family. 

Ames Honey from the Ames Farm in Watertown, MN will be offering raw honey in single-varietal flavors. Quince and Apple Preserves from Madison, WI is selling some of its inventive and seasonal spreads that showcase the outstanding flavor of the fresh, largely local ingredients that go into its preserves.

Valentine Vodka in Detroit, MI crafts vodka like no other.  Founder and Master Distiller, Rifino Valentine spent four years experimenting with distilling techniques before becoming one of the first distilleries in the world to use a multi-grain recipe.  Featured at Pastoral this month will be a proprietary blend that features locally grown Red Michigan wheat, barley and corn.


Look out for this Chicago French Market vendor if you will be attending the Taste of Chicago July 11-15 in Grant Park.  Stop by and visit their booth!

Saigon Sisters

Saigon Sisters is always here to bring you the latest and most unique products in the market. Check out some new products that will give you a little boost next time you stop in.

Spindrift Sodas are now available and are truly refreshing. Made with sparkling water, fresh squeezed juice and fruit purees, they pair perfectly with the delicious Spring Rolls, Banh Mis, and Rice bowls. Try the Half and Half brewed tea and lemonade. Delicious!

Who doesn't love premium made Vosges chocolates? Saigon Sisters now carries the new Wild Ophelia line with amazing flavors including New Orleans Chili, Beef Jerky, Southern Peach Hibiscus, and Peanut Butter and Banana.

Red Boat fish sauce is now being sold at Saigon Sisters, for the chef who’s looking to try something new. Also available are a selection of great cookbooks for the Asian cook in your house.  Pick up titles like Momofuku, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, and the latest one from Andrea Nguyen’s Asian Tofu.


Wisma is delighted to introduce its new summer menu which includes an assortment of new entrees, salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes.  Receiving rave reviews are the Baracoa Fajitas, the Vegetable Thai Curry, the Ocean Raised Salmon with Pesto and Semolina Shells, and the fabulous Spinach and Strawberry Salad.  As always, the food is affordable, organic, local and absolutely delicious.  Bring some of Wisma’s sandwiches, spreads/dips and crackers to your next picnic or outing—you won’t be disappointed.

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