WINE DINNER WEEKEND & Wednesday Afternoon in Paris

NEW! Travel to France Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday we will offer an array of causal French cuisine staples including:
Baguettes – Stuffed or Plain

Enjoy your baguette with our house-made pate, a wedge of brie or butter and jam. 

Butter Croissants

Great all by themselves or topped with jam 
 
Croque Monsieur Sandwiche
French toast style ham & cheese
Croque Madame Sandwich
French toast style ham & cheese topped with a fried egg

Pop-Up Wine Dinner

New World v Old World

October 15 @ 7p

The next wine dinner will feature Fine Vines wine selections highlighting the difference between New World wines and Old World wines.
MENU: 
First Course – Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Bacon
Paired – Shooting Star Blue Franc 2013 vs Chinon des Quartes Cabernet FrancMain Course – Slow-roasted Lamb Leg with Roasted Fall Vegetables
Paired – Rock Rabbit Syrah vs Croix Calendreu BordeauxCheese Course – Local Greens with Cheese Selection
Paired – Vouvray Harmonie vs Chenin Blanc Secateur

Dessert Course – House-made Apple Fritter with Warm Custard
Paried – Domaine Laurier vs Cava Musica Jane

All produce sourced from Dawn’s own garden in Union, Il or Nichol’s Farm in Marengo, Il

Cost is $80 per person and includes large tasting of all eight wines and food. $40 for food only, no wine. Price does not include tax or gratuity.
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Thursday 10/6/16

PUFFBALLS!  I found one so we are featuring it in tonight’s PASTA DINNER. It will be sautéed with green onions and shallots with a splash of white wine served over capellini–just a simple preparation so you can savor the mushroom.  The dinner includes bread and salad.

Please follow us on Facebook for updates on events and in-store specials. Click the link. Have a great week and we hope to see you in the store soon!

The Cubs Playoff Pizza Package 

The Wrigley Field experience in your very own living room!

This could be the year for the Cubs and to make it even more special, Le Petit Marche is offering a special Playoff Package on game days.

Package includes: 

Flatbread Pizza – Chicago Style with pepperoni, mushroom, onion and green pepper

Two House-made Pretzels

Bag of Roasted Peanuts

4 PBR Tallboys

All for $20! Call ahead and we can have your package ready for pick-up in 25 minutes! 815.477.3296

Milk & Cookie Happy Hour

Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-5p
Stop by after school and get 1 cookie and milk for $1.50. You can change out milk for coffee if preferred for the same price! 

WEDNESDAYS AT LPM!
We are adding some scrumptious café offerings every Wednesday.
Baguettes--Stuffed and Plain.  Enjoy your baguette with our own pate, a wedge of brie or butter and jam
Butter Croissants
Croque Madame and Monsieur Sandwiches
French Toast style Ham and Cheese with Bechamel–Madame is topped with fried egg

COMING UP!

November 9: Paint & Sip with Tamara

November 10: GET LIT(erary) produced by Williams Street Rep

November 16: Beer Dinner

November 19: Wine Dinner

November 30: Paint & Sip with Tamara

 

December 8: GET LIT(erary) produced by Williams Street Rep

December 14: Beer Dinner

December 17: Wine Dinner

 

January 11: Paint & Sip with Tamara
January 12: GET LIT (erary) produced by Williams Street Rep

January 18: Beer Dinner

January 21: Wine Dinner 

 

We are always adding new events, so stay tuned!

 

 

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New Hours Starting in October

Hey all! A few updates below about upcoming events and other happenings at Le Petit Marché and around the downtown area. If you haven’t already, please follow us on Facebook for updates on events and in-store specials. Click the link below. Have a great week and we hope to see you in the store soon!

 

NEW HOURS!!! 

We will now be open Tuesdays from 11a -6p in addition to our regular hours. New hours are in right hand column.

This Week’s Lunch Menu

All of our sandwiches are made to order so feel free to personalize yours.  We cook with your health (and ours!) in mind using quality ingredients, adding minimum amounts of butter & oil (olive or canola), and salt. Click the Lunch button for this week’s menu.

The Playoff Pizza Package 

The stadium experience in your living room
This could be the year for the Cubs and to make it even more special, Le Petit Marche is offering a special Playoff Package on game days. 
Package includes: 
Flatbread Pizza – Chicago Style with pepperoni, mushroom, onion and green pepper 
Two House-made Pretzels 
Bag of Roasted Peanuts 
4 PBR Tallboys 
All for $20! Call ahead and we can have your package ready for pick-up in 25 minutes! 
815.477.3296

Milk & Cookie Happy Hour

Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-5p
Stop by after school and get 1 cookie and milk for $1.50. You can change out milk for coffee if preferred for the same price!
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Johnny Appleseed Day and MORE!

We will have all our ROCKBROOK WINES on sale!  BOGO 1/2 Price!  That makes the peice 2 for $15!  And of course you have to taste them first!  We are open til 9 so buy your wines and leave them with us til it’s time to go!

We will have all sort of APPLE goodies in the case on Saturday and William will have his regular bread plus some specials, too.  Remember the FARMERS MARKET is on Brink St for this week only.

 

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September Fun!

This Week’s Lunch Menu

All of our sandwiches are made to order so feel free to personalize yours.  We cook with your health (and ours!) in mind using quality ingredients, adding minimum amounts of butter & oil (olive or canola), and salt.

Soup: Potato & Leek (Gluten-free, Vegetarian)

Salad: Potato & Green Bean Niçoise

Wine Sale! Buy One, Get One 50% Off

Select Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wine on sale this week Buy One, Get One 50% off! Best wine deal in town!

LIVE Music with bdphones

Friday, September 16 @ 8:30p

FREE to Listen

One of our favorite musician friends returns for a night of great tunes and great friends! Bradley will play for about 45 minutes and there will be a few other surprises if everything works out as planned.

Very causal and always a great time! Come join us and support local art and food!

Game Night Returns
Saturday, September 17 @ 7p

Join us for Game Night this Saturday. We have a few games in the store for you to choose from or bring your own. We will be starting a game of Euchre around 7p.

Just a fun night to hang out and play some games! Hope to see you there!

Pop-Up Wine Dinner
New World v Old World
October 15 @ 7p
The next wine dinner will feature Fine Vines wine selections highlighting the difference between New World wines and Old World wines.

We are finalizing the menu and will announce soon!

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Thursday, September 8

Join us tonight for Get Lit(erary)!  We have an intriguing presentation tonight: two local authors, Kimberley and Ivan Ewert, reading from their new books, as well as our talented reader, Ela, Holly, Shannon, Melissa, Matt, Rick, Sam and Phil reading works about food.  Authors include Thomas Keller, Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, Cab Calloway, Martius, and more!.
Tonight’s dinner is based on an Alice Waters recipe: fresh kale from my garden, mushrooms, shallots and goat cheese over spaghetti. It is served with salad and bread for $12.95. Service starts at 5pm and continues til 7 when the readings begin.   Hope you can join us

LUNCH
We have a cold, silky Corn and Coconut Soup–Thai style with fresh ginger and coconut milk but its not too spicy, just perfectly refreshing on these muggy days.  Also our new Greek Yogurt, Granola and Fruit offering has been quite popular. Check out petitmarche.biz for our entire lunch menu.

CLASSIC CALIFORNIA WINE DINNER

SEPTEMBER 10, 7PM
WINES PRESENTED BY DAN KEHOE
RECIPES INSPIRED BY THOMAS KELLER
We’ve had a cancelation for Saturday’s dinner so there are a few more seats.  Please give us a call if you can make it.  It’s going to be amazing!

First Course
Succotash Salad: Greens with Beans, Peppers, Sweet Corn, Fingerling Potatoes, Serrano Ham, & Spicy Herb Vinaigrette
Praxis Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma
$25 ($32 shelf price)

Second Course
Braised Short Ribs served with Polenta, Celery Root & Melted Onions
Retro Cellars Petite Sirah, Iron Corral, Napa Valley
$40 ($50 shelf price)

Cheese Course
Marin Petit Truffle with Figs and Nuts
Free Vitners Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
$24 ($30 shelf price)

Dessert
Apple Blackberry Galette with Warm Custard
Sweet Cheeks Riesling, Willamette Valley, Oregon
$15 ($20 shelf price)
Reservations required. $80 per person includes all food and beverages;img_0685$40 for food only.
Wines available for purchase at discounted price
PAINT ‘N SIP
Wednesday, September 14, 6pm
Give us a call to reserve your canvas!  Tammy will be here with everything you need-including her excellent instruction–to create your painting.  We will serve beverages and munchies!
The cost for the class is $35; Food and beverages are extra.

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CLASSIC CALIFORNIA WINE DINNER SATURDAY, 9/10, 7PM

WINES PRESENTED BY DAN KEHOE of CLASSIC WINES

RECIPES INSPIRED BY THOMAS KELLER

First Course

Succotash Salad: Greens with Beans, Peppers, Sweet Corn, Fingerling Potatoes, Serrano Ham, & Spicy Herb Vinaigrette

Praxis Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma

$25 ($32 shelf price)

 

Second Course

Braised Short Ribs served with Polenta, Celery Root & Melted Onions

Retro Cellars Petite Sirah, Iron Corral, Napa Valley

$40 ($50 shelf price)

 

Cheese Course

Marin Petit Truffle with Fruits and Nuts

Free Vitners Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

$24 ($30 shelf price)

Dessert

Apple Blackberry Galette with Warm Custard

Sweet Cheeks Riesling, Willamette Valley, Oregon

$15 ($20 shelf price)

Reservations required. $80 per person includes all food and beverages;

$40 for food only.

Wines available for purchase at discounted price

 

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Sold out for the Scorched Earth Beer Dinner Tonight!

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON! Corn, that is!

MENUS: This week we have a rich, creamy, cool Corn Soup and a Chopped Veggie Salad featuring Carrots, Beans, Tomatoes and more from Nichols Farm. Check the website for the rest of our lunch offerings.

Pasta Dinner will be Sweet Corn Carbonara-it is so delicious and refreshing.
Then Cod on Friday and Flatbreads on Saturday.

It’s SIDEWALK SALES.  Thursday thru Saturday we will have a BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF SALE on wines and baked goods.  You will receive 50% off the lower priced item.  Stop in for a break from your shopping!
And a quick note:  William will not be doing the Farmers Markets this week.  I will have Pretzels, Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Brioche and French Dinner Bread at the Shop, but you will have to wait til next weekend for the rest of the bread 

SCORCHED EARTH BEER DINNER

AUGUST 4–that’s next Thursday–630PM
Marengo’s own Mike Dallas will be presenting his luscious beer
(and maybe a door prize or two)!

We will start with a CHEESE PLATE paired with Sweetie Pie, a light, refreshing beer featuring McHenry Co. Strawberries and Rhubarb that give it a tart sweetness that will be a perfect start to our dinner.

Then, SHRIMP BOIL with Nichols Farm Corn and New Potatoes and lots of Shrimp paired with Exiled Angel-a delicious Belgian Ale,
with notes of honey, pepper and spice.

And for dessert, MARY JANE’S (William’s luscious brownies topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce) with Rugged Coalminer-a robust Porter,
dark and rich with espresso and chocolate notes.

This is a reservation-only dinner. The price is $40 which includes all food and beverages. It’s going to be a fun evening! Hope you can come!

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO PASTA DINNER ON THE 4TH BECAUSE OF THE BEER DINNER.

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July 13, 2016

So much going on this week!  We will have TOMATO SOUP all week as well as our regular sandwiches.  Think an old fashioned POTATO SALAD will put those Nichols Farm new potatoes to good use as well.  Busy getting ready for Paint and Sip as well as Bastille Day! Hope to see you this week

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