New Menu Items, Music and More this January at the Chicago French Market

CHICAGO, January 2013 – The Chicago French Market is ringing in the New Year with various new menu items across a variety of vendors. January also brings a full lineup of musical entertainment and a special Three Kings Day celebration.

Online PR News – 06-January-2013 – CHICAGO, January 2013 – The Chicago French Market is ringing in the New Year with various new menu items across a variety of vendors. January also brings a full lineup of musical entertainment and a special Three Kings Day celebration.

Le Cafe du Marche to Open in January

A special taste of France is set to debut at the Chicago French Market this Monday January 7. From the owner and chef of Bistro Voltaire in River North, Le Cafe du Marche will feature French cuisine including hot and cold sandwiches like the popular Croque Monsieur (sliced ham, Gruyére cheese and béchamel sauce $7.00), Le Chasseur (duck confit, caramelized onions and lettuce $9.00) and Sandwich Maison
(country pâté, grainy mustard and pickled onions $8.75).

The menu also features La Quiche Lorraine with a side salad (baked quiche, bacon and
Swiss cheese S7.50). A trio of salads will be offered including a Mesclun (mixed baby greens, tomatoes, cucumber, cranberries and walnuts $6.75), Epinards (baby spinach, grapefruit segments, red onions and feta cheese $6.75), and a classic Caesar (chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan with Caesar dressing $7.00). Les Soups offered is a choice between Organic Tomato Basil, Organic Lentil, Classic Chicken and Soup du Jour ($4.50 each). Beverages also will be available including Hot Cocoa and Frappe. This January go on a multi-sensory French journey as you make your way through the traditional sandwiches, quiches, soups and salads at Le Cafe Du Marche.

Bello Tea Offers Toast to a Healthier 2013 Tea Demos
Bello Tea at the Chicago French Market is introducing its first round of
complimentary tea samplings and demos called “Toast to a Healthier
2013.” Owner Tammy Reddy is dedicated to educating the masses
about the health benefits of tea and the different varieties to suit
individual taste preferences. The demo series will take place on three
days during the month of January, each with three timeslots available (see below for times). Class size is limited, to sign up visit the Bello Tea booth at the Chicago French Market or at bellotea.com. All participants will receive 10% off all Matcha and accessories after each session.

January 12 and 26
Session 1 – 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Session 2 – 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Session 3 – 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
January 15
Session 1 – 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Session 2 – 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Session 3 – 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Delightful Pastries Debuts Drunken Doughnuts and Butternut Squash Soup
Delightful Pastries has expanded its menu of sweet confections with the introduction of Drunken Doughnuts. The liquor infused selections are: Vanilla bean with Vodka Custard, Chocolate Custard made with a Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and Passion Fruit with a Grand ($3 each). Also, to warm up on those cold winter days, Delightful has added a fun twist on a classic soup. The new Butternut Squash soup is made with a touch of chicken paste
and comes with a piece of bakery fresh bread (16 oz. $4.75).

EJ Sushi Now Offering Party Platters

Looking for the perfect dish to create a lasting impression with your party guests? EJ sushi is now offering party trays and platters to help add some variety to your upcoming events. Whether it’s a Super Bowl party or a business lunch or dinner, EJ Sushi has an assortment of sized trays to help cater the event. The large trays contain 50-115 pieces of assorted rolls and sushi. For smaller shindigs, the 34-80 pieced mixed set might be the perfect option. For pricing information and to place an order, call 312-599-4575.

Flip Crêpes Introduces New Flip Frӧz Yogurt

A new frozen yogurt has made its way to the Flip Crêpe booth at the Chicago
French Market. Flip Frӧz is a cultured frozen yogurt that is lightly sweetened with honey, blue agave and vanilla. This low fat and gluten free snack can be purchased in a cup, fruit bowl or parfait with granola and seasonal fruit (reg. $5.99 lg. $6.99).

Easy Online Ordering Now Available at Klay Oven Kitchen
Klay Oven Kitchen is joining the online food revolution by offering Grub Hub and Seamless ordering options. Now a few clicks on your mouse can get your favorite curry dish delivered right to your door.

Pastoral’s Wide Selection of Cheeses for Winter Recipes
January is the month to embrace comfort food recipes that help warm the soul. Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine’s cheese mongers can help add the gourmet touch. For instance they recommend a Spring Brook Raclette melted over roasted ham and potatoes for a warm winter meal.

Vanille Patisserie to Offer Galette Des Rois Cake through January

To celebrate a time-honored tradition in France and throughout the world, Vanille Patisserie will be baking a special Galette Des Rois (Three Kings Cake). This specialty cake is part of a religious custom where a Feves or trinket is hidden inside, and the finder of the prize is named king or queen of the feast. Through the month of January, pick up Vanille’s Galette Des Rois, a crisp pastry filled with almond crème and baked with the imported Feve inside (8-inch cake $32).

Wisma Offers January Savings and New Menu Items

It’s widely known that Wisma is the perfect place to pop in during
lunchtime to pick up a pre-made gourmet meal. During the month of
January, Wisma at the Chicago French Market is extending savings to its
loyal customers by offering 25% off all Wisma brand items every day
and 50% off sandwiches on Tuesday and Thursday. These promotions are available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the sandwich offer running all day on Saturday.

Some new and tasty menu items to try with this promotion are: Vegetable Lasagna ($11), Shells Carbonara ($9), and the Spicy BLT Sandwich ($9).

Saigon Sisters is Part of the New F.I.T. City Initiative

Saigon Sisters is proud to announce its place on the list of a new initiative called F.I.T. (Fresh, Innovative, and Tasty) City led by the Chicago Department of Health. This program supports restaurants that are conscious of having healthy yet tasty options for diners to choose from. For more information, visit healthierchicago.org.

In other Saigon Sisters news, the popular Hen House sandwich has been named as one of Chicago Magazine’s top 50 sandwiches. To help mark the honor, they are offering the Hen House sandwich for $1 off when the Chicago Magazine list is mentioned. This offer is available one time only per person through January.

As the year starts anew, Saigon Sisters wants to take a moment to thank its customers for supporting them and all the vendors at the Chicago French Market. Being a small business, the owners had a great opportunity to complete an intensive training on entrepreneurship through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. The program is designed to help small businesses grow and prosper, thus creating more jobs to help stimulate the economy. To learn more about this federally funded program, ask Mary Aregoni of Saigon Sisters or visit http:// www.ccc.edu/10ksb.

Chicago French Market January Events

Saturday, January 5 – Three Kings Epiphany Cake Tasting
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Complimentary

Epiphany or Three Kings Day is being celebrated at the Chicago French Market. The Epiphany tradition is taken part in by many families across the world in a variety of ways. Some by moving their wise men closer to the crib each day that Epiphany nears. Other families exchange small presents to symbolize gifts that were bestowed by the three wise men. But most bake a special cake (Galette) with a hidden Feve or trinket. Come enjoy this French tradition, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. January 5 and receive a complimentary piece of Epiphany cake to see if you become the king or queen for the day.

Thursday, January 10 – Lunch Hour Music with Annalee Hooson
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary

A Chicago French Market favorite Annalee Hooson is back to perform her original and easy listening cover songs. Listening to a live performance by Hooson, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 10 is a perfect way to unwind during your lunch hour.

Wednesday, January 16 – Lunch Hour Music with Dean Milano
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary

Dean Milano is a songwriter, musician and the author of The Chicago Music Scene: 1960’s and 1971’s and will be playing a lunch hour concert at the Chicago French Market. Make you lunch hour special, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 16 by mixing up your work day with a special performance by a talented artist.

Wednesday, January 30 – Lunch Hour Music with Matt Cantlon
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary

Chicago musician Matt Cantlon has been singing and playing rock, pop and country music on his guitar for more than 20 years. In addition to doing solo acoustic gigs he also plays in the popular duo, The Acoustic Generation. Cantlon averages about 200 live performances a year and is a prolific song writer spanning a variety of genres. Catch him from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 30.

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).

For more information, visit chicagofrenchmarket.com. “Like” Chicago French Market on Facebook at facebook.com/ChicagoFrenchMarket and follow the market on Twitter at @ChiFrenchMarket.
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