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A Bastille Day Buffet

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jul 14, 2009 4:40PM

2009_07_didier_durand.jpg There have been so many Bastille Day events happening around town in the past few days you'd think the original thirteen colonies rebelled from France. Since there's a seeming load of Francophiles in town we've compiled a list of Bastille Day events and prix fixe menus for you to consider.

  • Bistro 110 (110 E. Pearson, 312-266-3110) is offering their entrées for $17.89 and $17.89 glasses of Krug champagne. That latter is the deal to do there; Krug bottles regularly sell at market price.
  • Chef Marianne Sundquist at In Fine Spirits (5420 N. Clark, 773-334-9463) has put together a French-inspired menu that's being paired with wines from some of the world's most ambitious vintners. Cost is $75, tax and gratuity included.
  • In addition to their daily screening of the Tour de France, Brasserie JO (59 W. Hubbard, 312-595-0800) is offering a traditional French menu in honor of Bastille Day. Menu items include kidneys served with a mustard sauce and Alsace knephla (dumplings), blood sausage with sautéed apple and pomme puree, and sweetbreads. Mmmmm... thymus. Music will be provided by Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan from 6-10 p.m.
  • Bastille Day in Chicago wouldn't be complete unless Didier Durand (pictured) of Cyrano's Bistrot (546 N. Wells, 312-467-0546) were celebrating. His River North restaurant's four-course, $39.95 menu runs through the week.