Greetings Bacon Nation,

We are pleased to announce the second Satellite Dinner in our 2012-13 series featuring BFC veteran Chef Perry Hendrix and his team at Maison BrasserieMonday, December 3rd 2012 at 6pm.

330 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601 – (312) 241-1540

Featuring Baconfest Sponsors: Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Templeton Rye and Candid Wines.

Cost: $80 – all inclusive ticket. Tickets can be purchased by calling the restaurant (312) 241-1540 by December 1, 2012. Communal seating in pairs of 2, 4 or 6.

6:00pm-6:45pm – reception, passed appetizers and complimentary pour
7:00pm-9:30pm – Dinner served family style accompanied by live music!

Owner Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky and Chef Perry Hendrix are no strangers to throwing fantastic bacon parties. Those of you lucky enough to attend last year’s dinner at Custom House Tavern will recall the first class dining experience, the great cocktails, and the incredibly fun vibe that permeated the entire evening.  Join us as we welcome Maison Brasserie into the Baconfest Chicago family.  You will not want to miss this dinner!

MENU - (subject to change):

chilled steamed mussels with bacon aioli
bacon & gruyere cheese gougeres
frisee salad with poached egg, crouton & bacon vinaigrette

tarte flambe
bacon pate with onion bacon jam

bacon wrapped trout with marinated lentils, creme fraiche and pickled shallot
garlic sausage & braised bacon with riesling braised cabbage & apple

turnip-bacon gratin
potato boulangere

The above will be presented over 4 courses each paired with an appropriate libation.

(Check out Steve Dolinsky slapping sage at last years dinner.  Love it!)

Chef Perry and his “smoked pork sausage, smoked blue cheese and bacon slaw with pickled mustard seeds” from BFC 2012.  Was to die for.

About Maison Brasserie

Custom House Hospitality Group’s Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky and Peter Drohomyrecky opened Maison in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood in May 2012. Maison – which translates to a house or home in French – is a present-day, 140-seat brasserie featuring classic, every day French fare..
Maison’s menu was crafted by Executive Chef Perry Hendrix. Chef Hendrix, who joined Custom House Tavern nearly two years ago, is no stranger to preparing French cuisine for a contemporary audience. While in St. Louis, he worked with award-winning Chef Gerard Craft to open Brasserie by Niche.

DINNER Mon-Sat 5-11pm & Sun 5-10pm
LUNCH Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm
BRUNCH Sun 10:30am-1:30pm

“We served French food that was quick, timeless and delicious,” said Chef Hendrix, “and I saw how positively the guests responded, how often they would come back. Opening Maison is a natural extension for me because it celebrates the type of food I am passionate about, both personally and professionally. I also think the timing is right for a place like this in Chicago – a place where people can enjoy consistently-prepared meals with family, friends, colleagues, or simply stop in the bar on their own for a midday espresso and pastry.”

Pastry Chef Erin Mooney – who joined Custom House Hospitality Group in fall 2011 after working at acclaimed restaurants Trio, Spring, Green Zebra, The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead and BLT Steak Atlanta – will deliver a variety of desserts with French flair. Whether indulging in the Floating Island – grand marnier, fresh berries and honey – or Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee made with classic vanilla bean custard with a caramelized sugar top (both $9), diners will find Pastry Chef Mooney’s menu impossible to resist.

Led by Wine Director/Partner Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky, Maison will offer a significant glass pour program including six wines on tap, featuring many from the Gotham Project by Charles Bieler. Reinforcing the notion of everyday French food, the glass pour program offers diners great selections of reasonably priced everyday wines that are simply delicious and available by the glass, by the 1/2 liter, and full liter; prices will run from $8-$24. Maison will also offer a diverse selection of primarily French wines by the bottle.

With interiors by the acclaimed 555 International, Maison’s space unifies modern design sensibilities with comfort and warmth. Best described as a present-day translation of an old French home, the main dining room at Maison seats 90, with an additional 40 seats in the bar. The stylish space features deep green flooring, rich burgundy banquettes and aged French Oak tables, juxtaposed with contemporary mosaic-tile and salmon-colored accents.