March 12, 2015

A few reminders for the rest of March & early April . . .

Sunday Supper March 22nd

We still have some seats for this amazing collaboration dinner with Jonathan Zaragoza. Reserve your seats by calling the cafe 773-883-1313.

spring sale

Floriole Passover & Easter Menu

items with * are made without wheat flour making them a perfect addition to your passover table

Orders must be placed by 5pm April 1st for pick-up April 4th & 5th. 
Place orders in the cafe or by calling 773-883-1313

Breakfast Pastries

plain croissants (1/2 dozen) $20

chocolate croissants (1/2 dozen) $20

morning buns (1/2 dozen) $21

almond croissants (1/2 dozen) $22

Something Savory

quiche $40
spinach & cheddar or quiche lorraine

bacon wrapped dates (per dozen) $24

cheese stuffed mushrooms (per dozen) $24

pigs in a blanket (per dozen) $24

Dessert

*chocolate souffle cake (6″) $30

milk chocolate salted caramel hazelnut tart $48

lemon meringue tart $34

coconut cream tart $34

*coconut macaroons (per dozen) $17

*pate de fruit (per dozen) $12

Bread

house bread $5.50

baguette $4

brioche buns (1/2 dozen) $8

hot cross buns (1/2 dozen) $14

Concha (1/2 dozen) $13

Macaron Day Chicago

March 20th

The first day of spring, March 20, 2015, sees the return of Macaron Day Chicago. This year’s celebration, however, is the first where area bakeries and pastry shops around the city unite for a charitable cause. They will sample their delicious macarons, delectable French sandwich cookies composed of almond powder-meringue cookies joined by a buttercream, ganache, jam or other filling, in exchange for a donation to charity. Following in footsteps of Paris and New York, Macaron Day in Chicago is initiated by head chef and owner of La Fournette, Pierre Zimmermann, who is joined by other Chicago businesses including Alliance Bakery, Floriole Café and Bakery, Pierrot Gourmet, Toni Patisserie, Verzênay Pâtisserie as well as Isn’t That Sweet in La Grange, and Bennison’s Bakery in Evanston.

The patrons of these businesses may receive one free macaron in exchange for making a donation to Esperanza Community Services, a nonprofit organization in Chicago that offers services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. All the participants are thrilled to support this important cause together, and believe that Chicagoans, many whose passion for fine cuisine and sweets rivals their New York and Parisian counterparts, will appreciate the good excuse to sample a fine pastry.

Located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, Esperanza Community Services is a nonprofit organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism and behavior needs, to be independent. This mission is carried out through their programs offered on campus and throughout the community, including a school for students ages 5-21, an adult day program, a residential program and more. Esperanza is a supportive, inclusive place where students are learning academics and growing social skills, and adults are developing practical life skills that will help them become as independent as possible. And at Esperanza, we see achievements every day.

Esperanza has provided support and resources to individuals and families for more than 45 years. To learn more about their programs or upcoming events, please visit EsperanzaCommunity.org or call 312.243.6097 x 131.