This year, I had the opportunity to join the Bastille Day celebrations over the course of two days: the first being a lovely luncheon at the new-to-me French bistro Bistronomic and the second being a spectacular dinner at Café des Architectes in the gorgeous Sofitel Hotel (which I haven't been able to stop thinking about ever since my last visit!). It was a magical two days of food and wine that filled our inner Francophiles with happiness.
Bistronomic serves modern French dishes showcasing ingredients from Midwestern farms. I love that just as the cuisine is very French-meets-Midwestern, the dining room is a blend of traditional cozy (with all of the dark wood and candles) with a modern twist.
Nichols Farm Wax & French Beans Salad with grapes, toasted hazelnuts, shaved Parmesan, and heirloom tomatoes
The gorgeous red, white, and blue tablescape designed by Bloomingdale’s (inspired by the flag of France) at the Café des Architectes dinner.
You can try all of this deliciousness and more at Bistronomic: 840 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL and
Café des Architectes: 20 East Chestnut St., Chicago, IL.
Disclosure: I received complimentary meals to facilitate this post. Review and all opinions are my own.