Posts Tagged: Chicago

Passport to France 2015

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Passport to France 2015 Passport to France is a night-long tribute to Chicago’s finest French gourmet chefs, products, wines, spirits, and entertainment. It has developed into an exclusive event including classic bistros, bakeries and cafés, contemporary haute cuisine, fusion flavors from Asia, Mediterranean or Latin influences, and creative American contemporary cuisine with French heritage and… Read more »

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… Read more »

Cinnamon Oatmeal Brûlée, by Chef Peter Rios

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When Chef Peter Rios, from Alliance Bakery and Alliance Pâtisserie is at home, he loves making this simple quick recipe. This is great in the Fall and all year long if you are a true oatmeal and cinnamon fan. There are three kinds of Cinnamon used in recipe below: Ceylon, Saigon and Cassia bark  … Read more »

Sofitel sous-chef: Stéphane Postoyan

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  At the Sofitel Chicago Hotel, Stéphane Postoyan has been a sous-chef for about four years. Under his supervision, about 35 other junior sous-chef, comis and kitchen staff, are preparing the banquets and other delicacies for this luxury hotel.  Stéphane is on the clock from the breakfasts at the “Café des Architectes” through lunch, while overseeing… Read more »

Michelin Guide Chicago 2014

Hello Michelin Guide 2014 Edition, No big surprise with Alinea 3 stars…  but alas the only one of its kind.    There are now a total of 25 starred restaurants in Chicago. Yeah! I have not made it to all of them yet. I sure hope to do so. For more affordable places yet  with… Read more »

Adieu Fox and Obel

I wish I was writing a praise and not an eulogy about Fox and Obel. I heard Fox and Obel is closing down and I am so sad, though I will admit the last years of operation were disappointing. But let’s remember the good times. When I first landed in Chicago in September 2001, I… Read more »

Sausage Festival Chicago

Not just another Meat Festival, How Local is Back! If the rain does not scare you away, comfort yourself with a local handcrafted sausage and a beer at the The Wurst Festival . It is on til’ tomorrow Friday at the Daley Plaza. While driving yesterday, I heard an interview on NPR of Mark Wilhelm, curator of the festival… Read more »

Good Food Festival Chicago 2013

Good Food Festival is back in Chicago -March 14-16 Do not miss it. You will meet some chefs and some farmers dedicated to good and authentic food! Absolutely worth it for all the foodies I’d say. Last year I met with the owner of the Slagel Family Farm. They provide many restaurants in the city… Read more »

The Porthole by Martin Kastner / Crucial Detail — Kickstarter

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A simple and beautiful infusion vessel that can be used for cocktails, oils, teas, or any infusion imaginable. Launched: Aug 7, 2012 Funding ends: Sep 4, 2012 Remind Me The Porthole is a simple, beautiful infusion vessel designed by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail design studio. The Porthole can be used to create striking cocktails, oils, teas, dressings,… Read more »

Macaron Day! March 20th!

Macaron Day 2012 ‘ Be Ready for Macaron!! OHLALA!! Yes! There is a special day for this delicacy!  And it is around the world.  It all started in Paris of course,  with Pierre Hermé. PARIS : If you are in the capital de l’Amour, you can visit  a number of places which will offer a… Read more »