Chicago’s French Landmark Le Bouchon Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence with Week-Long Events

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Chicago’s French Landmark Le Bouchon Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence with Week-Long Events

Sous Chef Oliver Poilevey joins his father Executive Chef Jean-Claude Poilevey kicking off the restaurant’s anniversary celebration with special Nose to Tail Dinner

CHICAGO, May 9, 2013 –French restaurant Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen in Chicago, led by legendary French Chef Jean-Claude Poilevey, is proud to announce its 20th year of bringing Paris to the streets of Chicago. To kick off the 20th anniversary celebration, Jean-Claude’s son, Sous Chef Oliver Poilevey, who has recently joined the restaurant, will create a special seven course “Nose to Tail” dinner Sunday, June 2 at 7 p.m. He will also be lending his contemporary vision to re-conceptualize several of the restaurant’s traditional Lyonnaise menu items. The dinner is $60 per person. To continue the week-long celebration, all entrees served from Monday, June 3 until Saturday, June 8 will be $19.93 each.

Oliver has worked at La Sardine, Le Bouchon’s sister restaurant, The Publican, Landmark, owned by the Boka Group, Publican Quality Meats, Avec, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Club Med and Wilshire in Santa Monica. His extensive experience also includes working in a small bistro in Paris, which spurred his affinity for France and its traditional cuisine.

Jean-Claude Poilevey, originally from the Burgundy region of France, began learning his trade at the age of 14, working in London and then the United States, opening the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, Wis. Several years later, he moved to Chicago and brought the taste of France with him. A recent inductee to The Culinary Academy of France, Chef Poilevey strives for authenticity in his delicate and romantic French bistro.

About Le Bouchon
With a friendly, cozy and undoubtedly Parisian reputation, Le Bouchon has been serving Chicago residents a taste of Paris since 1993. It has been named a “relaxed neighborhood sort of place,” (Chowhound) and “feels like it was plucked from a Parisian side street” (CitySearch). Le Bouchon, a quintessential French bistro is in the heart of Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood at 1958 North Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647. For more information, please visit or call (773) 862-6600.

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