Chicago French Food Festival

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A Chicago French Food Festival and the first annual à la carte Chicago is a celebration of contemporary French food, wine and art of living, designed to excite and inspire food lovers of all ages.

For a whole week, guests will experience new and classic foods, pastries, and beverages all while discovering the many flavors of France!

From November 9th-19th, everyone is invited to celebrate the French table.

This week-long event includes specially crafted menus at restaurants, an all-day Cook-a-thon, cooking workshops, tastings, a recipe contest via social media, and activities for children and families…

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The week closes with the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s 31st annual Passport to France event with French wines, spirits, cuisine, and culture.

à la carte Chicago Organizers

Shaw's Crab House
Shaw’s Crab House

Shaw’s Crab House is the premier seafood restaurant and oyster bar in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood, featuring seasonal fresh fish and a lively bar scene. From Maine Lobster to Alaskan King Crab, Shaw’s has one of the most comprehensive menus when it comes to seafood. A number of Asian-inspired dishes, including sushi and sashimi, are also available to enjoy. An amazing Sunday Brunch is not to be missed! Practice your oyster-ordering skills here!
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Chez Moi
Chez Moi

A favorite French restaurant, Chez Moi has been a destination in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood since 2012. Guests immediately feel welcome in this cozy French bistro where Chef Dominique Tougne serves up French classics with joie de vivre. The former chef de cuisine at Bistro 110, Chef Tougne credits the French region of Dordogne as the inspiration behind his delicious cuisine.
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Cafe Des Architectes
Café des Architectes

Blending French elegance with the very best in local flavor, Chef Greg Biggers creates seasonal menus with the freshest ingredients in hand. Chestnut Provisions, the restaurant’s own line of cheese, charcuterie and preserves, is made in house from scratch. Located inside the Sofitel hotel, Café des Architectes is also known for its delicious pastries and desserts.
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Bistronomic
Bistronomic

Chef Martial Noguier has created the modern day bistro located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Bistronomic serves up lunch, dinner and weekend brunch that guests can enjoy in a chic and comfortable setting. Chef Noguier’s current menus are a delicious culmination of his impressive resume, including time spent at Chicago’s famous Pump Room restaurant, among other notable spots. Find out what this James Beard-nominated Chef is working on now:
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Consulat Général de France à Chicago
Consulat Général de France à Chicago

The Consulate General of France in Chicago is thrilled to be part of the organizing committee for the first annual à la carte Chicago!
We are based in downtown Chicago, but our jurisdiction covers 13 states. Our mission is two-fold: to further develop the bilateral relationship and exchange between France and this vast region in the heart of the United States, and to help the French residents and travelers in the Midwest through administrative services and support. We are active in many fields, including business, science and innovation, culture, education, Francophonie and tourism.
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Alliance Française de Chicago
Alliance Française de Chicago

Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.
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The French Pastry School
The French Pastry School

The French Pastry School offers world-class pastry instruction geared to the aspirations of our students. Our unique commitment to you is continuous attention to the development of your career, from the beginning of your time with us until long after you leave.
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French American Chamber of Commerce
French American Chamber of Commerce Chicago

The mission of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago is to develop and promote a thriving economic relationship between the United States and France, as well as to serve the ongoing business needs of corporate and individual members throughout the greater Chicagoland area. The FACC achieves these objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and by offering international business services.
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Business France
Business France

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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Viktorija Todorovska

Sommelier and Author of Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living
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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Sofitel is a French hotel chain under AccorHotels, which opened its first property in Strasbourg in 1964. Its first overseas opening was in 1974. In 1995, Sofitel had 100 hotels in 40 countries and employed 12,500 people.
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Kendall College
Kendall College

Kendall College in Chicago is a for-profit college offering programs in hospitality management, culinary arts, business, and early childhood education.
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Watel / Davis
Watel / Davis

Watel / Davis is a graphic design and digital media agency based in Chicago, with clients in the US and in France, and founded by technologist and web marketing specialist Zac Davis and art director and graphic designer Bruno Watel.

Watel / Davis has helped many tech startups, small business owners, and non-profit organizations establish their identity, their web presence and launch successful marketing campaigns.
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