November 9, 2018
There is still some time left to place your Thanksgiving order. We have a great selection of items to enhance your holiday table. Click HERE to place an order.
A little break
Please know that the bakery will be closed November 22nd-23rd. The Floriole staff needs a break after making all your breads and pies. We will reopen on Saturday, November 24th.
Have a wonderful holiday!
April 23, 2018
Party! Pizza Party!
We can’t believe that it has been 8 years since we first opened our doors at 122o W Webster. To mark the occasion we are having a pizza party with the help of Rachel Post, Floriole’s first employee and owner of Chicago’s best roving pizza business, Our House Pizza. If you remember the pizzetta we served from the pastry case or the pizza nights we used to host on Friday nights, then you have experienced some of Rachel’s handiwork. She will be making a red pie garnished with Underground Meats salami and a white pie with ramps and potatoes. Pizzetta will be available from 11am until they sell out on Tuesday April 24th.
What’s a party without cake?
Of course there will be birthday cake! We will have celebratory slices of birthday cake staring early in the morning on Tuesday, April 24th. We won’t judge if you opt for a birthday cake breakfast with your coffee. Come by to celebrate with us.
It truly feels like spring when the outdoor Green City Market opens for the season. Opening day is Saturday, May 5th form 7am – 1pm and the market will take place Wednesdays and Saturdays for the rest of the season. We can’t wait to see our favorite farmers and producers and get our hands on the best produce the region has to offer!
On Monday April 30th, Sandra will be cooking on NBC 5 during the 11am news to promote the Green City Market. Here is the recipe:
Roasted asparagus with salsa verde, whipped goat cheese and toasted sourdough
- 1 pound asparagus
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Wash and dry the asparagus. Snap off the fibrous ends and discard. Slice the spears into 2” pieces. Toss together with olive oil salt and pepper. Spread onto a parchment lined sheet on and roast in oven preheated to 450F for 15 minutes or until lightly charred. Set aside.
- 1/2 cup fresh goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cream
Stir together until homogenous. Season with salt and pepper.
- Small bunch of parsley, washed, leaves plucked from stems
- 8 mint leaves
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend. Season with salt and pepper.
Smear goat cheese in plate
Top with asparagus
Drizzle with salsa verde
Serve with sourdough
Fête du Pain 2018
This event takes place far from Floriole but we are proud and excited that Sandra is joining a team of 24 bakers to represent the USA at the Fête du Pain in Paris. The team of bakers will bake with hundreds of other bakers in a 1,200 square-meter tent in front of Notre-Dame de Paris. More information here and check out our Instagram feed to see what happens behind the scenes.
March 19, 2018
It seems a little optimistic to say, but spring will be here before we know it! While we dream of rhubarb and strawberries, we are filling the case with tropical treats like the passion fruit tart and bright pink lemon hibiscus bars. Watch for new salads and menu additions as the savory team gets their hands on early spring spinach and asparagus.
In April Floriole will celebrate our 8th birthday at 1220 W Webster! Stay tuned for more information about fun festivities to mark the occasion.
Be sure to place an order for your holiday table. Although we are not a kosher bakery, we have a nice selection of items made without wheat flour. Click here to place an order.
We have your Ester holiday needs covered from breads and quiche to sweet endings. Place your order here.
February 9, 2018
We have a new menu!
The BAD has returned, well sorta and there are other new and exciting menu choices. Please give Chef Hunter a high five. He has done a great job updating the menu.
Love (and chocolate) is in the air.
The bread team has created the most stunning and delectable babka filled with chocolate and raspberry. It will only be around until Valentine’s Day.
Everything has turned chocolate on the pastry side of the kitchen. We have chocolate canelé, chocolate kouign amann, chocolate dipped heart tarts . . . Other menu additions include heart linzer cookies and blood orange posset.
We are open on President’s Day and we would love to see you. Looking forward to longer days and the arrival of March.
June 22, 2017
Join us to celebrate the amazing work that Growing Power does to help bring more real food to Chicago’s south and west sides. This summer alone they will employee 200 teens and 150 head-start preschoolers at city farms. Come enjoy delicious food, a drink or two, and help Growing Power to grow delicious and nutritious vegetables while supporting over 350 youth this summer with art, cooking, food and fitness, as well as environmental education!
Food and desserts provided by:
Our House Pizza
*more to be announced
$10 donation upon entry includes 1 drink ticket. Additional drink tickets available for $5
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.
May 30, 2017
We love this time of year because each week brings something new and exciting from the farmers market which means there are constantly new seasonal items appearing up in our cases. Additionally, you may have noticed a few exciting changes on the breakfast and lunch menus recently. For breakfast try our new lightened up egg white frittata or go all-in with the egg sandwich – a winning combo of cheddar spread, bacon and pickled onions on a fluffy brioche roll. Our beloved ricotta toast is now topped with a bright heap of strawberries and finished with a drizzle of lavender honey! Bon Appétit!
Crepe Dinner, June 11
Put on your beret and join us for a fun crêpe dinner at Floriole on June 11.
- asparagus and fava bean salad
- buckwheat crêpe filled with smoked gouda and spinach, topped with a farm egg and crisp lardons
- sweet crêpe filled with roasted strawberry rhubarb jam and topped with buttermilk sherbet
- *hard cider, beer, wine and other beverages are available for purchase
Get your tickets now! Merci et à bientôt!
Celebrate Bastille Day at Floriole, July 14-16
Join us all weekend to celebrate Bastille Day. We will be tasting fine French wines, cheeses and chocolates, running happy hour specials, and hosting kids crafting events up at the farm table.
Friday, July 14, 3-5pm- French wine tasting
Saturday, July 15, 3-5pm – Cheese tasting
Sunday, July 16, 3-5pm- Chocolate tastings (enjoy a complimentary chocolate with each cup of coffee that day)
We will continue the celebration all month long with our July Specials
There are many other events at the cafe and in the community coming up this summer so mark your calendars!
- June 10: Watercolor floral wreath crafting with Joslyn at Floriole. Tickets and info HERE
- June 16: Crepe party fundraiser for LFC at Floriole. All ages are welcome! Tickets and info HERE
- July 4: The cafe will be closed for Independence Day.
- July 5-9: Taste of Chicago. More info to come on a schedule of Sandra’s Chef Demos!
- July 20: Green City Market Chef BBQ – Tickets and info HERE