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French Connections by David Lee Csicsko

David Lee Csicsko’s  modern and playful “French Connections” collection will be on display in the lobby of Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile from August 15, 2016 through October 12, 2016. This exhibit, connecting a local Chicago artist with a French hotel, will offer a rotating selection of his twenty four portraits of iconic French personalities. Featured portraits include Coco Chanel, Le Corbusier and Josephine Baker, who left their mark on the twentieth century. Each of these limited edition prints will be hand selected by Csicsko specifically for Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Inspired by Csicsko’s colorful artwork, Café des Architectes and   Le Bar will be featuring a special dessert and cocktail during the exhibit. Crafted by  Executive Pastry Chef Anna Young , a Mick Klug Farm Cherry Clafoutis (a classic French dessert combining fresh cherries in rich, dense custard) will be available for $10.00. Inspired by Csicsko’s Coco Chanel portrait, the special cocktail will be the Coco Chanel Martini with Ciroc Coconut Vodka, St Germain Liqueur, and coconut shavings for $14.00.

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Run Mag Mile – A Bubbly Reward

Run Mag Mile Half & 5k registrants have access to an exclusive deal at Café des Architectes!
Receive one complimentary glass of rosé with the purchase of a dinner entrée or one complimentary mimosa with the purchase of a brunch or breakfast entrée. Valid September 9 - 11. Must show race bib.

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Chestnut Provisions Baskets

Chestnut Provisions is an artisanal program from Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, featuring an assortment of cave-aged cheeses, charcuterie, jams and preserves. Hand-crafted by Chef Greg Biggers and his team, the house-made products appear on menus at Café des Architectes and Le Bar. Now, a delicious gift basket is available for purchase, featuring an elegant assortment of products fresh from the cave. The baskets are a perfect gift for any food enthusiast.

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Hours of Operation

Café des Architectes

Breakfast Daily 6:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Weekends & Holidays Only) Dinner Daily 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


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Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM