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French food, chef demos at school’s fund-raiser

The Bistronomic restaurant 840 N. Wabash ave. Chicago March 1 2011. Chef Martial Noguier with baked Alaska. l ~ Keith

The Bistronomic restaurant at 840 N. Wabash ave., in Chicago, on March 1, 2011. Chef Martial Noguier with baked Alaska. l ~ Keith Hale-Sun-Times

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Updated: April 14, 2014 4:48PM

Enjoy baguettes, beef bourguignon, crepes and much more at Lycee Français de Chicago’s ninth annual Fall French Market.

Close to 100 local businesses will be participating in the French International School’s market, which showcases foods, goods and services.

The event also will include demonstrations by a number of chefs, including Martial Noguier (Bistronomic), Toni Cox (Toni Patisserie), Jeff Lawler (Geja’s Cafe) and Rubina Hafeez (Gur Sweets).

The Lycee Gourmet will have for sale cakes, pies, tarts, cookies and other sweets as well as rubs, marinades, syrups, sauces and oils. The event also will feature a wine sale. The market also will have children’s pavilion for the younger set.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school, 613 Bittersweet Pl. (entrance at 640 W. Irving Park). An adults-only preview party goes from 7 until 10 p.m. Friday.

The market entry fee is $5; the children’s pavilion is $10 for the first child, $5 each additional child. Proceeds from the event support student programs and resources. For tickets or more information, visit

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