Bar Pastoral's 2nd Anniversary Premium Wine Dinner

Bar Pastoral's 2nd Anniversary Premium Wine Dinner

Posted in Wine on October 10, 2014
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On Tuesday, November 11th, join Chef Brooks Hart and Pastoral's Beverage Educator, Mark Wrobel for Bar Pastoral's first ever premium Benchmark Wine Dinner. We're opening our cellars and pouring some of the most interesting and superior wines in our portfolio. Each pour will be paired with a dish that highlights the unique and bold flavors that help set these Benchmark Wines apart from the pack.

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Celebrate American Cheese Month at Pastoral and Bar Pastoral!

Celebrate American Cheese Month at Pastoral and Bar Pastoral!

Posted on October 1, 2014
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October is American Cheese Month and we're celebrating all month long with special dishes and events at Bar Pastoral and special visits from cheesemakers in our retail locations. You'll also find featured cheeses in store and online as well as a special American Cheese Gift Medley paired with a few of our favorite American wines.

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Celebrate 10 Years of Pastoral!

Celebrate 10 Years of Pastoral!

Posted on July 23, 2014
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Pastoral has had the pleasure of serving artisan cheese, bread and wine to Chicago for 10 years and it's all thanks to you! Join us at 2945 - 2947 N. Broadway on Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 4 pm when we'll be celebrating with a day filled with food, fun, music and of course - CHEESE!

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Pastoral Welcomes Summer with New Salads and Sandwiches!

Pastoral Welcomes Summer with New Salads and Sandwiches!

Posted on June 18, 2014
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Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine has been in the business of serving delicious artisan fare for 10 years now, and we're celebrating with new picnics, sandwiches and salads, plus small production wine and beer pairings that have all been thoughtfully selected and created to celebrate summer in Chicago.

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NEW Charcuterie of the Month Clubs!

NEW Charcuterie of the Month Clubs!

Posted on May 29, 2014
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Our new Charcuterie of the Month clubs allow recipients to explore the world of artisan meats from Pastoral. Every month club members will delight in a variety of hand selected artisan charcuterie that highlights the styles and techniques employed by today's artisan charcuterie makers.

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Welcome Warmer Weather with Bar Pastoral's New Seasonal Menu!

Welcome Warmer Weather with Bar Pastoral's New Seasonal Menu!

Posted on May 22, 2014
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New chef Brooks Hart developed Bar Pastoral's creative yet approachable new menu with seasonal, local flavors and house-made ingredients that celebrate warm weather in Chicago. New small and large plates complement Bar Pastoral’s artisan cheese selection, house-made charcuterie, cured meats, bar bites and desserts—plus a newly enhanced cocktail program. 

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Bar Pastoral is Excited to Begin Brunch Service!

Bar Pastoral is Excited to Begin Brunch Service!

Posted on April 14, 2014
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Bar Pastoral launches a new weekend brunch menu, beginning Easter weekend (April 19 & 20, 2014). New Chef Brooks Hart developed the menu with a creative yet approachable take on classic brunch favorites, where seasonal and house-made ingredients are the stars. Guests are invited to join Bar Pastoral's brunch every Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 P.M.

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Forlorn Hope Winery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Forlorn Hope Winery - Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Wine, and Chicago French Market on April 4, 2014
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Matthew Rorick is a champion of the lesser-known varietals, he makes small production bottlings from grapes like Verdelho, Trousseau Gris and Alvarelhao that grow clandestinely in small pockets throughout California. Rorick allows the grapes to speak for themselves instead of over- manipulating them in the winery. Forlorn Hope wines ferment via natural yeast, very little sulfur is added and there are no new oak barrels residing in the winery.

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La Fournette Bretzel Now Available at Pastoral!

La Fournette Bretzel Now Available at Pastoral!

Posted in Bread, Jams, & Accompaniments on April 4, 2014
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Bretzel is a typical Alsation treat based on the folklore that a king once asked a baker to bake for him a treat where he could see the sun 3 times through it – and thus the Bretzel was born. Soft and chewy with a briny, sea salt crust. Loaded up with our housemade Pimento Cheese or smeared with American Spoon Pickled Mustard Seed, it's the perfect savory snack.

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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board - Pastoral's 4th Annual Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board - Pastoral's 4th Annual Artisan Producer Festival Highlights

Posted in Artisan Producer Festival, Cheese, American Artisan Cheese, and Chicago French Market on April 3, 2014
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The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy producers that promotes Wisconsin Cheese—made in 600 varieties, types and styles—along with milk and other Wisconsin dairy products. The board creates and executes marketing campaigns to consumers, food service professionals and retailers throughout the country.

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Miche and Multigrain Baguette from La Fournette Bakery Now Available at Pastoral!

Miche and Multigrain Baguette from La Fournette Bakery Now Available at Pastoral!

Posted on April 3, 2014
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A La Fournette favorite, this 2 pound loaf redefines the meaning of sourdough with its tight, spongy crumb. This is La Fournette’s signature bread made with sourdough starter, long fermentation and rye, wheat and whole wheat flours. It’s large size makes it the perfect crowd-pleaser, used as a bowl filled with savory dip or simply toasted with butter.

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