5 Chicago eateries celebrate Good France on March 21

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Skyscraper in Chicago, N. Michigan Avenue
Skyscraper in Chicago, N. Michigan Avenue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Only 1000 restaurants around the world have been selected as official participants in the 2016 Gout de France (Good France) celebration of French food artistry – and 5 of them are in Chicago. The Consulate General of France in Chicago has designated  the following restaurants, and you’re invited to indulge in their French delights on March 21.

  1. Chef Martial Noguier welcomes you to Bistronomic840 N Wabash Ave., to try his specially designed menu featuring Lobster Thai Soup and hand-cut squid ink gnocchi with mussels and more. Call (312) 944-8400 to reserve your seats.
  2. Le Bouchon of Chicago, 1958 N Damen. Chefs Jean-Claude and Oliver Poilevey have created this menu featuring a duck egg/black truffle appetizer and blanquette de veau among others. Call (773) 862-6600 for more info and reservations.
  3. At Chez Simo Bistro, 1968 W. Lawrence Ave., Chef José Luis Espino invites you to try the deeply cheesy French onion soup and other French delights on the menu. Call (773) 865-7466 to learn more or make a reservation.
  4. Café des Architectes, 20 E. Chestnut St. Chef Greg Biggers presents his Good France menu featuring truffled gougeres with Moet et Chandon champagne, roasted sea bass and more. Call (312) 324-4063.
  5. Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St. Chef Dominique Tougne features brie en croute with strawberry marmalade and a spring asparagus and goat cheese salad in his Good France menu. Call (773) 871-2100.

So take your choice, call for reservations, then go out and drink a glass of wine while you appreciate the joys of authentic French cuisine in Chicago.

P.S. If you’re curious about the rest of the restaurants around the world, check out the complete Good France international listings here.

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