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Sunday Morning at the Bastille


My Day yesterday continued onto the Bastille market. Its one of my favorite Sunday activities and I hate to miss it. Since I had a later meal with Melissa it was more crowded than I am used to and made it a little more difficult to photograph but of course that didn’t stop me.











The market runs Thursday and Sundays. Thursdays are less crowded but there are more vendors on Sundays. Its located right at the Bastille monument. You can’t miss it!


LM opens Brasserie at Essex hotel Downtown Chicago


I was honored when the owners of LM asked me to consult with them on the decor of their new restaurant.  Located at 800 S. Michigan inside the Essex hotel. My photographs will hang proudly on their wall in just a few days. Check back for a separate post on the decor. I was treated to a special event tonight for Friends and Family. I invited one friend and one family member to dine with.

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If you have ever eaten with me you could easily define me as picky and a bit of a food snob. After my many trips to Paris I LOVE French food. I have my favorite restaurant that is my go to in Paris. Living in Chicago I am always in search of my favorite French restaurant to have my fix. I will admit I have not dined with the LM group until this evening. I will tell you that tonight’s dinner was fabulous!!

Here are a few photographs from this evenings dinner:

The photo is a little strange because I took it from above. We ended up getting a Charcuterie plate and a cheese plate and combining them. The cheeses were out of this world and the fig spread on the side was a great compliment.

We each got the Muselin salad with goat cheese. The goat cheese was on the bottom of the plate. My favorite! This is what I order in Paris and it was right on point.

Mussels and Fries

Sausage with mashed potatoes underneath

Hanger Steak with frites. Carmelized onions on the steak. This was my dish and was great!

Chocolate Mouse and Creme Brulee. Yes, we still managed to save room for dessert.

Thank you Stephan and Nicole for an amazing dinner! Brasserie by LM will have seating for 80 outside. You will find me here in the summer working and enjoying some of the delicious food. I would say Bonne Chance … but I don’t think LM needs it!

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