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Sunday, February 09, 2014
Make Chicago French Market your Valentine's Central this February (Chicago)
Make Chicago French Market Your Valentine's Gift Central
Chicago - Something for everyone on your Valentine's gift list can be found at Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., Chicago 312-575-0306) this February. Thirty-two unique vendors
offer everything to set the stage for a perfect Valentine's weekend,
from foods to desserts and gifts, you'll be able to find something
that's unique and in your price range. Don't forget to place orders
early. Also this February, the Market introduces Saturday Specials. Many
vendors are offering incentives.
Specials and Features
your own perfect tea gift set for the special someone in your life.
Bello Tea at the Chicago French Market will customize the set or you can
purchase one that's already been created. Each set contains a tea that is fruity and floral; the second tea is bold and strong. Prices start at $16 and up depending on tea selected. Pick any favorite teas
for your Valentine. She or he won't be disappointed. The Tower of Love
offers a 3 tier tin filled with 1 oz. teas of your choice for $25 and up
(depending on tea selections). The Bello Tea Matcha Gift Set is perfect
for those wanting to stay healthy. Keep your New Year's resolution
during the Valentine's season by giving Japanese Matcha-and feel the
love. $22 for flavored matcha set, $35 for premium matcha.
City Fresh Market
Nothing says "I Love You" better than a home-cooked Valentine's Day meal. City
Market is making it easy for you to celebrate by providing everything
that's necessary for the perfect dinner, start to finish. Start your
meal with a wonderful Surf & Turf (Lobster Tail & Fillet
Mignon). You can pick up the lobster and other fresh seafood as well as
filet mignon and other cuts
of meat at City Fresh Market at Chicago French Market. City Fresh
Market also offers a complete line of home-baked desserts and specials
like chocolate covered strawberries, heart shaped home-made cakes and
assorted sweets and boxed chocolates.
Be Mine. Celebrate Valentine's Weekend with Catered Da Lobsta Goodies
weekend with special friends and family is an annual tradition and
serving luscious lobster makes the occasion even that much more tasty.
Da Lobsta at Chicago French Market has created The Perfect
with its catered options. Create your own platter featuring a variety
of Da Lobsta rolls (Traditional, Asian, Mexican, Green, Indian, Surf
& Turf, and The Skinny), awesome sides (Lobster Mac-N-Cheese,
Lobster-Crab Spinach Dip, Coleslaw, Spicy Butter Pickles and Cape Cod
Chips) and you'll win the hearts and palates of all of your lucky
Celebrate National Surf & Turf Day February 29 with Da Lobsta's awesome Surf & Turf Lobster Roll. Who
said that enjoying surf and turf has to break the bank? Enjoy Da
Lobsta's creative twist with its Surf & Turf Lobster Roll, only
$12.95 at both Chicago area locations, including the Chicago French
Market. Bet you can't just eat one! The Lobster BLT delicious sandwich
features beautiful Lobster Claws and meat, Apple Smoked and Maple Glazed
Bacon, and Tarragon Mayo served on a New England-style toasted garlic
February is the perfect time to celebrate great pastries and Delightful Pastries at the Chicago French
Market is your go-to spot for picking up gifts that are sure to please
your significant other. Delightful will custom create a special
Valentine's gift box or you can pick
up one that's been pre-made with customer favorites. Think chocolates,
homemade cookies, homemade truffles and fabulous French macarons in any
combination. Also special for Valentine's Day are Delightful Pastries'
luscious extra-large hand-dipped in bittersweet dark chocolate
strawberries, available for $2.50 each or a baker's dozen special (13)
for $30 (the extra one is complimentary).
your sweetheart a gift box ($30) including gingerbread sugar cookie
hearts, raspberry and chocolate Parisian macarons, cookie bag of your
choice, and ¼ lb. handmade chocolate bark or ¼ lb. handmade truffles.
Delightful Pastries Amazing Gift Box is, simply said, AMAZING. For $50,
you get a heart cookie sandwich with chocolate butter cream, black and
white cookie - cupcake; a large box of raspberry, passion fruit and
chocolate Parisian macarons; a box of rum balls - chocolate pecan
turtle; maple cranberry almond granola and two chocolate dipped
perhaps the most romantic (and certainly customer favorites) are their
heart-shaped chocolate mousse torte for two ($6.75) made with a
chocolate mousse and finished off with ganache made with bittersweet
Belgian chocolate, and Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Tart ($30.00) with
sweet buttery tart dough layered with chocolate ganache and covered in
fresh raspberries with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Get a jump on Mardi Gras
Pastires is offering a baker's dozen special: Buy a dozen paczki and
GET ONE mystery flavor PACZEK FOR FREE, offer good through 2/19/2014.
Did someone say Drunken Donuts? You heard us right. Delightful Pastries has made their Drunken Paczki famous. Three
varieties that you'll be over the moon about: ... Jameson Whiskey with
Chocolate Custard; Vodka and Custard with Madagascar Vanilla, and Lemon
Curd with Moonshine (available at all three Delightful Pastries
Fall in Love with Coffee...
27 through February 14, receive a complimentary "Falling in Love with
Coffee" cotton shopper or coffee tin with the purchase of a pound of
whole bean coffee.
Raspberry White Chocolate Mocha
Decadent white chocolate combined with raspberry, espresso, and steamed milk. $3.95-$4.95
You can never go wrong giving flowers for Valentine's Day. Whether your special someone is a lover, friend or family member, Les
Fleurs at Chicago French Market offers both flowers and gifts in every
price category. Les Fleurs features beautiful Ecuadorian roses, known
as the best quality rose in the world. Mixed flower bouquets feature
flowers from the premiere green houses in Central California. Les Fleurs
also is featuring exquisite cut cymbidium orchids from Holland. You can
order in advance, arrange delivery with a two-day minimum notice or
pick up at Les Fleurs.
Shop Oh Olive! for Your Valentine Sweetie!
Oh Olive! at Chicago French Market will discount $5 on any 3 "Chocolate" product purchases during the month of February. Think outside of
the box. Oh Olive offers: Dark Chocolate Balsamic, Crème au Chocolate
Tea, All Natural Chocolate Bars, Ambrosia and Pretzel (gluten free,
dairy free, and vegan), Oh Olive Chocolate Dessert Pasta with Sweet
Chocolate or Cocoa La-Mocha Topping, and amazing chocolate olive oil
soap, a true chocolate lover's delights.
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine
Let Pastoral help you make this Valentine's Day one to remember. With a curated selection
of wines, the
finest in small batch confections and, of course, the perfect cheeses
to give your gift a perfectly unexpected twist, Pastoral's talented
staff is ready to help you make the perfect one-of-a-kind gift basket
for your sweetie.
Superior Nut and Candy
Superior Nut and Candy at Chicago French Market will be offering gourmet chocolates including dark & milk
caramels, mints, creams, truffles, freshly dipped chocolates, and
strawberries in assorted Valentine's boxes starting from $4.99 and up.
Wisma introduces several new winter menu items: House Sausage & Potatoes ($10) - House made Italian sausage, slow braised gold potatoes, fresh basil, natural jus, and roasted garlic; Cape
Cod Pollock ($12) - Slow braised with lemon, potatoes in a Moroccan
vinaigrette; Penne & Goat Cheese ($10) - Roasted tomatoes, baby
spinach, black olives, oregano, creamy Parmesan Linguini
and Brussels Sprouts ($11) - Roasted garlic, brown butter, fried
onions, and Rich Winter Cous Cous ($12) - Broccoli, hearty mushroom
ragout, and roasted tomatoes.
Also new to the Wisma menu are two pizzas, Bacon Alfredo ($9) and Feta, Olives, Roasted Tomato ($9).
All dishes are available prepared and easy for home cooking. Think about a Wisma meal for Valentine's weekend.
Introducing....... Saturday Savings
These savings can only be found on each Saturday in the month of February at The Chicago French Market
City Fresh Market
is offering 10% off its entire selection on Saturdays ONLY. Choose
from the finest meats, fish, produce and European groceries.
Oh Olive! will be offering 10% off any purchase of $25.00 or more.
also will be offering 10% off their entire selection. Choose from
fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly made salads and spices.
If you haven't tried Vietnamese foods, Saturdays in February at Chicago
French Market are perfect for you. Enjoy a Saigon Sisters great combo
deal: Pho Soup and 1 Bao of your choice for $10 (value at 11.50).
February 2014 Chicago French Market Events
Saturday, February 1
Lunch Hour Music
Lee Alec Barrie is a contemporary jazz guitarist whose style has been compared to Larry Carlton, Chuck
Loeb and other popular contemporary jazz guitarists. Barrie was
professional by age 14, starting out with a teenage rock band, playing
Beatles, Beach Boys and Chuck Berry tunes plus some classic R&B.
These early musical relationships lasted
well into his twenties and he had the privilege of recording with Lipps
Inc., a Minneapolis-based band best known most for its number one hit
"Funkytown" in the late 70's. Barrie's evolution as a guitarist was
accelerated when he began to experiment with a Roland guitar
synthesizer, which allows his electric guitar to take on the sound of a
wide range of instruments. He now has the opportunity to solo as a
saxophonist, flutist, organist, violinist and many others, all while
playing on the guitar. He chooses the instrument based on the style and
mood of the song.
idea for a "virtual band project," in which he plays solo over his
pre-recorded jazz backing tracks, evolved naturally. Having taken a
break from professional performances for a number of years, he became a
self-taught jazz pianist, which gave him the technical and musical
skills to arrange and record his own instrumental backing tracks at his
home recording studio.
lunch hour featuring the live music of Lee Alec Barrie, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, February 1 is sure to be an energizing and memorable
Saturday February 8
Lunch Hour Music
Ashleigh Ashton will entertain lunchtime
guests of the Chicago French Market 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February
8. Ashleigh has been singing and playing her guitar in bars and at open
mics since the age of 9. Today, at 18, she loves connect with people by
sharing her original music. Joining her on stage is her older sister on
keyboards and younger sister on guitar. The trio shares a natural
sibling harmony and love of music. Her message is one of
self-empowerment, a theme that resonates throughout all of her original
songs. She hopes to inspire people to stand tall and believe in their
first big break came in the summer of 2009, when she traveled to New
York to record three original songs, produced by Grammy Award winning
producer Barry Goldstein. Following that, she went on to Castle Nine
Studios in Rochester, New York to record her song "Break In Two",
co-written and produced by Richard Fink IV and Johnny Cummings.
a casting session late last year in Chicago, she was introduced to
MashPlant.com founder and Executive Producer Jason Brett, who invited
Ashleigh to become MashPlant.com's first Rising Star.
balances schoolwork with a rigorous performing schedule at musical
venues throughout the Midwest. With six siblings pursuing their own
interests in the creative arts, Ashleigh hopes to inspire other young
artists to FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS! Come break up your day and see this
talented young performer, who may inspire you.
Thursday February 13
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Pink Wine Tasting
Think rosé wines are strictly for
summertime enjoyment? Think again! The Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread
& Wine's team at the Chicago French Market loves sipping on pink
wines year 'round and they have curated a selection of rosés that work
all winter. Stop by Pastoral at the Chicago French Market on 4:30 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. February 13 taste a delicious selection of their favorite
pink wines and pick-up a bottle to share with your sweetie on
Saturday February 22
Lunch Hour Music
Singer and solo guitarist Anselmo Marquez has played a variety of
music genres for more than 35 years. His repertoire includes pop, rock,
jazz, classical, folk, blues, Latin and flamenco music. This will be
Anselmo's first time playing at the Chicago French Market. He performs
frequently at the Mecenat Wine Bistro in Western Spring and has
performed at the French Market in Western Springs and Lisle. Anselmo
also performs with rock and blues bands as a lead guitarist and singer.
You can catch Anselmo at the Chicago French Market 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 22.