Over 231 years ago, on July 14th the French had finally seen a turning point in their revolution with the storming of Bastille. The fortress that once held prisoners freed soldiers ready to fight for an uprising. The fall of Bastille was celebrated in 1790 as the Fête de la Fédération and throughout the years continues to celebrate France’s constitutional monarchy and new unity.
To embrace this French affair, below we share our favorite spots within the Chicago and virtual festivities.
Bistronomic | 840 N. Wabash
Join Bistronomic all week long with dine in and take out specials from July 13th – July 18th. On July 17th, join Bistronomic’s patio for an evening of live music from Daniela Biserius Gipsy Jazz Group.
Marchesa | 535 N. Wells St.
Join Marchesa in a special 3 Course Menu plus an assortment of Cheese course addition and complimentary Amuse Bouche. From Tuesday, July 14th to Saturday, July 18th join the festivities with french music and cocktails such as a Lavendar French Cocktail.
Mon Ami Gabi | 2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Join Mon Ami Gabi this Friday, July 10th to Tuesday, July 14th for limited special menu, that includes gazpacho, frog legs, seafood bouillabisse, along with beautiful views of Lincoln Park.
Bastille Day Trifle with Chef Marc Siever
Get the ingredients Now!
Check out the blog to get a Marc Sievers easy and delicious Trifle recipe.
Alliance Française de Chicago Live Dance Party
Tuesday, July 14th at 6 pm join the Bastille Day party with a Dance Party Livestream. Featuring a French set curated by DJ Max of All-In Electro, streamed on Twitch.
Ars Lyrica presents Vive La France! Bastille Day Celebration Virtual Concert
Tuesday, July 14th at 6 pm Ars Lyrics presents its 16th season with a virtual opening concert broadcast for Bastille Day, Vive L France!
Embassy of France from US going LIVE!
Due to current situations on large gatherings and celebrations. The Embassy of France in the United States and its 10 Consulates General have decided celebrations should go digital. Check out France in the US for music, cultural, contests and such all day long. At 5 pm (Washington DC time) don’t miss ambassador Philippe Étienne!
FIAF’s 4 Day virtual Bastille Celebration
Celebrate Bastille day starting Saturday, July 11th – Tuesday, July 14th virtually with NYC French Institute Alliance Francoise 25th Annual Bastille Day available online with Live performances, film screening, tastings, cooking events, kid activities and so much more.
Congratulations to the Dragon Crew and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 for a successful launch on May 30 from Concierge Unlimited International.
On Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the United States.
Don’t Miss Nathan Lane & Robert Falls in This Week’s Live @ Five!
Tony, Olivier & Emmy Award-winning star Nathan Lane joins Artistic Director Robert Falls for an exclusive conversation this Friday, May 22 at 5pm CDT.
Set a reminder to watch Nathan Lane and Robert Falls live this Friday, and join us next Friday, May 29 for Live @ Five with Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman.
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LIVE CHAT ALERT! Straight Talk with Wine Spectator — sponsored by @WineAccess — continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET with executive editor Thomas Matthews and chef @Emeril Lagasse! While you wait, catch up on all our recent live chats on our IGTV channel, where you'll find conversations with chef José Andrés, restaurateur Danny Meyer, California wine stars Mark Aubert, Thomas Rivers Brown and Carlton McCoy, Port legend Rupert Symington, and more!
LIVE From the Drawing Room
Thursday, May 14, 8 PM, CDT It’s prime time, Gilded Age-style !
Allow the stunning interiors of the Driehaus Museum to once again transport you to another time and place – now, from the comfort of your own living room.
Celebrated local musician Patrick Donley will play a wide-range of selections from the period on the Driehaus Museum’s exquisite Chickering & Sons piano along with some discussion about the music and the instrument.
From Schubert to Joplin, Donley’s joyful playing along with a cocktail demonstration and curatorial insights will provide plentiful after-dinner entertainment.
Blue Angels to fly over Chicago – US Navy Salutes Health Care Workers – May 12, 2020
CHICAGO (WLS) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will salute first responders and other essential workers as they fly over Chicago Tuesday.
The world-renowned Navy pilots have been paying tribute with a series of flyovers in major American cities.
The flights will be funded by existing operations costs as part of the groups community outreach programs.
The Blue Angels have announced the times and flight path for their salute.
The 15-minute flyover will begin at 11:45 a.m. as the Blue Angels fly west from the lakefront over Chicago’s South Side, then southwest over Oak Lawn before turning northward and flying back over the city’s Southwest Side, including Gage Park and Back of the Yards.
The flight path will then take them from the South Loop to the Northwest Side by 11:51 a.m., turning south near Norridge and flying over the near western suburbs of Franklin Park, Northlake and Melrose Park.
The Blue Angels will then head east over Oak Park and the city’s Southwest Side before heading north along the Kennedy Expressway. Cutting across Chicago’s North Side, the pilots will make a loop over Lake Michigan near the Evanston border, then fly south along Chicago’s entire lakefront around noon.
CUI wishes to congratulate all of the BOMA/Chicago winners for the BOMA Regional Awards for 2020. In the commercial real estate industry, the TOBY Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind, recognizing excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of building size and type. All regional winners first won on the local level after thorough building inspections and a rigorous written application process.
The regional winners will proceed to the international competition. International winners will be announced in June at the TOBY Awards Banquet as part of the BOMA International 2020 Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The following winners are: Lavin Family Pavilion, 1 North Dearborn, 110 North Carpenter, Harold Washington Library Center, The Rookery, 1515 West Webster, 401 N. Michigan and 70 West Madison.
Congratulations to all.
March, 9th, 2020, it is recognized as one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day.
You can celebrate the holiday with Francesca’s Restaurants as they will celebrate the day by serving their traditional house-made meatballs on Sunday, March 8th and Monday, March 9th.
Contact your CUI Concierge to make a reservation.
April 1 – May 10
A completely luxurious dining experience in a highly unexpected setting. The adventure begins as guests are ushered into a unique outdoor space – a wondrous environment perfect for sharing via social.
Artistic spectaculars will frame the stage which will offer opportunities to capture that perfect photograph against an iconic urban background.
Contact your CUI Concierge to book your reservation.