Press and Events 2018-04-15T16:19:58+00:00


Cochon555 Chicago

Sunday, April 8th, 2018
Five local chefs are paired with 5 local farmers to cook an entire heritage breed pig in a nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers.

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New Year's Eve at the Blanchard

New Year’s Eve

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Enjoy a specially prepared eight course menu expertly paired with wine and champagne.

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Taittinger Champagne Dinner

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Proprietor Vitalie Taittinger on hand to talk first hand about the care and craft that goes into every bottle!

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Coppo Wine Dinner

June 4th, 2017
Featuring six selections from Coppo Winery in Italy’s Piedmont region–the capital of Italian sparkling wine. Each wine expertly paired with six complementing selections from Executive Chef Ryan Burns.

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Jockeys & Juleps

Jockeys & Juleps

May 6th, 2017
Join us on Derby Day for our Jockeys & Juleps party. Come dressed to impressed for a chance to win a $100 Blanchard Gift Card.

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CS Modern Luxury 

April 2018
“I am constantly imagining new dishes, as inspiration finds me everywhere,” says Ryan Burns, who recently debuted a new menu as executive chef of The Blanchard.

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In the Kitchen with Chef Ryan Burns of The Blanchard

March 28th, 2018
The menu reflects Burns’ commitment to balancing French and American influences to create completely unique dishes with unusual ingredient pairings, shareable dishes, and “surrealistic” plating.

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Chicago Tribune

Blanchard review: Chef Ryan Burns taking the stuffy out of French fine dining

March 23rd, 2018
Burns’ food is rooted in French tradition but not bound entirely by it.

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March 4th, 2018

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Michigan Avenue Magazine

Staff Picks: The Best Dishes We Ate in June

June 29th, 2017
The marbled torchon was a decadent pleasure, with the creamy foie’s richness rounded out by flavors of tart quince, pink peppercorn meringue, and spice-smoked pineapple.

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The Blanchard in The Local Tourist

Escape to the heart of France in Lincoln Park

June 23rd, 2017
In the heart of the bustling Lincoln Park neighborhood, The Blanchard offers a delightful French-themed escape from the crowds.

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Michigan Avenue Magazine

Fête the Derby at The Blanchard

May 3rd, 2017
With a name that has equestrian roots, this beloved French-inspired spot is a sure bet for celebrating Derby Day in style.

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25 Great Spots for Easter Sunday Brunch in Chicago, 2017

April 11th, 2017
Brunch on an a la carte selection of French classics. Highlights include oeuf outhier (creamy scrambled egg, chive, vodka-spiked creme fraiche, royal osetra caviar)…

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Chicago Tribune

50 Easter brunches and bakery specials in Chicago and the suburbs

April 10th, 2017
Find a French-brasserie-inspired Easter brunch menu at the Lincoln Park spot, with everything from croque madames to French wine and cocktails.

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The Blanchard Is Named Chicago Mag’s Best New Restaurant

April 12th, 2016
Chicago Magazine released its list of the Best New Restaurants in Chicago, and for once, we are almost absolutely on board with their choices.

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#1 Best French restaurants in Chicago

November 23, 2015
French cuisine feels fresh at this elegant-yet-unstuffy Lincoln Park restaurant.

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Featured Articles

TimeOut U.S., March 2016

The Best 21 French Restaurants in America

Chicago Tribune, March 2016

Chicago Tribune Dining Awards: Best New Restaurant

Chicago Tribune, March 2016

Phil Vettel’s Top 50 Chicago Restaurants

Chicago Magazine, January 2016

Reviews: The Blanchard and Boeufhaus

Zagat Chicago, January 2016

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Chicago

Eater Chicago, January 2016

Jean Banchet Awards: The Blanchard, Best New Restaurant
Additional Publications
TimeOut Chicago, Nov. 2015

​Best French Restaurants in Chicago

​Fooditor, October 2015

​French Food Is Back! (Just In Time For Michelin)

TimeOut Chicago, Sept. 2015
Blanchard Review: “…one of the city’s best French restaurants.”

Chicago Magazine, April 2015
Here’s Your First Look at The Blanchard, a New French Spot

Chicagoist, Sept. 2015
Here’s What You’ll Find At Chicago’s New, Hidden French Restaurant
Zagat U.S., October 2015
The 15 Hottest Restaurants Around The U.S.

Chicago Magazine, Oct. 2015

The Hot List: 10 Places Everyone’s Talking About And Dining At
PenCities (publication by The Peninsula Hotels), Aug. 2015
Foie de Vivre
Thrillist, July 2015
Chicago’s 8 Best Restaurant And Bar Openings in July
Urban Daddy, July 2015
A Place of Extreme Frenchness in Lincoln Park
Eater Chicago, July 2015
Take a Look Inside Lincoln Park’s Elegant The Blanchard