The best of French in Chicago
Even being miles away from France, you can still celebrate La Chandeleur in true French style, right here in Chicago.
Lucky for us, there are plenty of opportunities to toast 2014 à la française right here in the Windy City - often with a glass of French champagne, bien sûr.
On the third Thursday of November each year, people across the globe celebrate the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Here are the top five celebrations in Chicago!
Have you met the 'cronut'? If not, you should. It's a delicious cross between two American and French pastry staples - the doughnut and croissant. You can find them in Chicago!
Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14. In Chicago, the festivities last all weekend long. Here are several ways you can toast the blue, white and red - and all things French - from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14.
This year is the year of the Dordogne - in Chicago, the U.S. and the world. The region was celebrated at the recent French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago's annual gala and is the star of the touring Lascaux caves exhibition now at the Field Museum of Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago was the first art museum in the U.S. to present Pablo Picasso's works back in 1913. A century later, Chicago residents and visitors alike can enjoy a special exhibition of the artist's masterpieces on display at the museum until May 12, 2013.