Category: La Cuisine


The Gage: Chicago Fave on Michigan Ave

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16th August

The atmosphere of this upscale Irish pub is very urban chic and being right off of Michigan Ave only elevates it as a great location to check out! The staff was excellent and energetic. Our group really enjoyed the assortment of scotch eggs, duck, and the house-made colas available. One person in our group compared the fish and chips plate to one he had while in London and said it was the same. We had a client visiting from out of town and the restaurant did a great job taking care of us. It was my second time visiting and I’ll definitely be back again!

The Gage

24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3301



Gold Coast Chic: 3 Arts Club Cafe

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11th August

This cafe is an exquisite, delicious, and very affordable Gold Coast experience! What a unique idea to place it in a gorgeous furniture store. The cafe is owned by a very popular restaurant group and food doesn’t disappoint. Their prices are very accessible and unless you try going for brunch on the weekends, you should be able to walk right in. This is a perfect urban spot to meet friends during the week. Absolutely love!

3 Arts Club Cafe

1300 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2001 (Gold Coast)



Valentine’s Day Option: La Creperie in Lakeview

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9th February

If you are near the intersection of Clark & Diversey, which is quickly becoming a foodie destination, make sure that trying La Creperie is on the agenda!

This cozy French cabin is located across the street from Landmark Theaters and even has a fireplace to boot! It is incredibly convenient that if you bring in your ticket stubs from seeing a movie you will even get a free chocolate crepe- what could be better?

Serving the neighborhood since 1972, their website claims they are the oldest creperie restaurant in the U.S. It was closed for a brief stint in 2013 after the owner’s son passed away and then reopened quietly again in 2014.

It has the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner date or just meeting with friends. If you can get the coveted table in front of the fireplace warmth you will … Read More »



Valentine’s dinner option: La Ciudad- A Romantic Escape to Mexico City from Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

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4th February

La Ciudad, which means “The City” in English, is an Uptown gem located near the intersection of Sheridan and Wilson. This Mexican grill and café features modern flavors alongside traditional recipes common in Mexico City.

Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish, the staff is multi-lingual and has great explanations of the menu items. Pricing is very accessible and make sure to try the Horchata Agua Fresca!  It’s a chic café setting that’s very intimate with a select number of white-clothed tables. The deep red walls feature black and white photography from places in Mexico City.

On Valentine’s Day weekend starting February 13th and every second Saturday, between 7-9:00 p.m. there will be a full mariachi band playing live Mexican music.



Check out Masoulah, a Roger’s Park Gem!

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1st March

Masouleh is one of the most unique restaurants I have been to in Rogers Park and I can’t wait to go back! It’s right off of Clark street, is very clean, and they even have jars of homemade pickled vegetable mixes for sale.

The couple who owns it are absolutely adorable and extremely nice! When I wasn’t sure what to order they answered all of my questions (many questions) and made me feel right at home. Beautiful photography from Iran is featured on the brick walls with middle eastern decor in an urban atmosphere.

Near the Morse Red Line stop!

Masouleh Restaurant

http://www.masouleh.biz/

6653 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone number- (773) 262-2227

 

Visited January 2015

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Restaurant Week 2014

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21st January

January 24th – February 6th

Over 280 Chicago restaurants

Restaurant Week gives local foodies and visitors an opportunity to enjoy prix fixe menus from more than 280 participating restaurants ($22 lunch, $33 and/or $44 dinner). Last year’s restaurant week served over 500,000 diners in ten days, but for the first time has been extended to a 14 stretch!

To kick off the week, a First Bite’s Bash fundraiser dinner at Union Station will be hosted by Chef Paul Kahan for $125.00. Funds will benefit Gilda’s Club and Pilot Light.

This event is organized by Choose Chicago. Making reservations in advance is recommended and can be booked through EatItUpChicago.com

 



Last Call for Art & Appetite

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21st January

Now through Monday, January 27, 2014

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Open daily 10:30–5:00
FREE on Wednesdays all day and Thursday 5:00- 8:00pm

This exhibit celebrates the kitchen with 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts featuring masterpiece “slices” from the 18 – 20th centuries. Some of Chicago’s most prominent chefs like Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot) and Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen and Bar) have stopped by and contributed recipes to an online cookbook.This is it’s last week on display at the Art Institute and you don’t want to miss this modern journey of true culinary art!

American artists have used food to both celebrate and critique their developing society; express ideas relating to politics, race, class, gender, and commerce; and investigate American identity. This exhibition brings together over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century, along with … Read More »



Katherine Anne Confections Truffle Tasting Party at City Winery, 11/8

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4th November

Cost: $60

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

City Winery

1200 W Randolph St

Chicago, IL 60607

 

Sweets and Wine Pairing. Embrace your sweet tooth.  Chocolate.  Wine.  Seems like a perfect pairing.  A power couple, even.  But, each can be independently delicious. And, chocolate can be tricky to match. It often likes to stand alone.  Wine, though, can be persistent and adventurous in the pairing, with a decadent, delicious flavor sensation.  Thus, we will pair the deepest, darkest of chocolate with an array of harmonious wine selections.  Sticky and sweet, spicy and raw.  We are simply obsessed!

City Winery will pair up with our neighbors at Katherine Anne Confections, pairing some sweet wines with some sweet treats. Don’t worry if you’re not that into sweet wines, the wines will range from sweet to slightly sweet and off-dry wines. The sweet treats will be handcrafted, custom, innovative truffles! Aromas, textures, spice and wine! Bring … Read More »



French International SchoolFall French Market: 11/8-10

4th November

The Chicago French International School is throwing their 9th Annual Fall French Market Friday through Sunday on November 8-10th. With more than 60 venders, including activities for children, this is an event that has much variety to offer. The General Admission to the market is only $5.00 while students of the school and children are free. We’ve looked ahead at the schedule and these are a few things we are excited about:

 

Friday Night Fete on Nov. 8th:

7:00-10:00 p.m.

$35 when purchased online by Wednesday, $45 at the door

This is a definitely a French-Mexican fusion fiesta with Mexican cuisine and mariachi bands performing while shoppers are first to see what’s available in the market. Vender categories available include jewelry, fashion, art, bath and body, gourmet, and home decor. There will be a drawing available with more than seven prizes valued at … Read More »



10/30 is Final Day for Farmers Markets!

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28th October

Final Farmer’s Market Day: – October 30, 7:00 am

This will be the last day for all markets this season. Lincoln Square Farmers’ Market will be open on this day. Western Brown Line Station Parking Lot, Leland Avenue and Giddings Street.


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