Fête Du Citron: Citrus in Chicago at Venteux

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh citrus? We don’t think so, which is why we’re celebrating Fête Du Citron with a four course journey in celebration of all things citrus. You heard us correctly, four citrus forward dinner courses, four wine pairings from Southern France, and Family-Style seating and table service in Cafe Venteux! The best part of our version of Fête du Citron is that you don’t have to leave Chicago. Listen, we know that some of you love to travel, and would go to Southern France in a heartbeat, but we wanted to offer the option to call an Uber or walk over to North Michigan Avenue, and get a little taste of Fête du Citron right here in Chicago!

What is Fête du Citron?

Fête du Citron is a two week long festival held in Southern France that honors all citrus fruits and flavors. No need to find your passport, this year we are bringing the celebration to Chicago!

What you need to know 

Where?: 224 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

When?: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 6-9 pm

How much?: $165 per guest

Reservations?: Book your reservation now, while spots are available, and you’re also welcome to join the Facebook event if you’re the type who needs a couple reminders! 

Okay, we’re getting hungry, tell us about the four courses!

Our Fête du Citron celebration will be in the form of a Prix Fixe four course dinner, and feature wine pairings for each course. We’ll also be featuring intimate family-style seating in the cafe. But make sure you reserve your spot now, because we’re at a 20 guest capacity to keep it intimate!

1st Course:

Beet and Pampelmousse – (red beats, grapefruit, toasted almonds, boursin)

2nd Course:

Scallops et lentille – (meyer lemon, lentils, pancetta)

3rd Course:

Duck a l’orange – (dry aged duck breast, haricovert, oranges)

4th Course: 

Tart au citron – (citrus tart)

From the moment you are seated you will be drawn into the romantic interior of our intimate café which draws inspiration from the lively cafés of Southern France

About Venteux

Residing within Michigan Avenue’s famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Joseph Mosconi, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle…

You’ll find all the iconic French cuisine – steak frites, whole roasted duck, oysters flown in from the coast daily – but also encounter unique flavors, get to know our take on escargot, and rethink your idea of classic French onion soup. Regardless of your preference for the tried and true classics or the element of surprise, every dish features only the freshest ingredients, and receives every ounce of our attention from the time we take and prepare your order, to the moment it’s served to you.

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