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Scroll down for menu specials for the week of January 16th.


Announcing the 2006 Friends of Chez Membership rates! Two rates are available: 15 percent discount for $45, or $30 for a 10 percent discount.

This week's specials include Potage Saint-Germaine, White Beans Balthazar, Cauliflower and Potato Curry with jasmine rice, Parmesan Mascarpone Polenta with tomato sauce, Buckwheat crepes with ham and scrambled eggs, Baked pineapple with Canadian bacon, and pie!.

Check our special events page for upcoming music and other art happenings at the Chez. Get in on our open calls for artist submissions, and ink in the Chez action on your calender.

If you're new to Chezville, and you want to keep in cahoots, you can sign up for our e-newsletter by sending an email to chezmarche@waupacaonline.net with the word "subscribe" in the subject line. Getting out is just as easy: just send an email with the work "unsubscribe" and you'll be automatically removed. We never sell or give away the list to anyone, and your info is safe with us.

Without further ado, here's this week's list of menu specials. Come on down and eat!

Menus are subject to change without notice. Lunch specials are available all day, until we run out.

Fresh in the pastry case today:
To be announced...


  • Tuesday
    Potage Saint Germain
    $4 bowl, $2.75 cup. A lovely, vegetarian, french soup made of a puree of peas, rosemary, carrots, celery and onions. Served with croutons, freshly baked bread and butter.

  • Wednesday
    White Beans Balthazar
    $7. White beans simmered with leeks, carrots, celery, onions, garlic and bay. Topped with crumbled bacon (optional), and served with a small green salad and freshly baked bread with butter.

  • Wednesday night supper
    Parmesan Mascarpone Polenta
    $9. Fried cheese and polenta cakes, topped with our house tomato sauce (vegetarian). Served with small green salad and freshly baked bread and butter.

  • Thursday
    White Beans Balthazar
    $6. White beans simmered with leeks, carrots, celery, onions, garlic and bay. Topped with crumbled bacon (optional), and served with a small green salad and freshly baked bread with butter.

  • Thursday night supper
    Cauliflower and Potato Curry
    $8. Indian styled curry. Served with basmati rice, bread and butter.

  • Friday
    Spinach Salad
    $9. Fresh organic spinach, mushrooms, red onions, and oranges, wilted under a hot bacon vinaigrette. Served with bread and butter.

  • Friday night supper
    $15 A mixed plate of tempura fried shrimp, calamari, and beer-battered cod. Served with a trio of dipping sauces: Sriracha hot sauce, and our house tarter and tamari-ginger sauces. Served with fresh lemon wedges, a nice green salad, potato soup, and freshly baked bread and butter.

  • Saturday brunch
    Breakfast Crepes
    French buckwheat crepes stuffed with scrambled eggs and ham or mushrooms. Drizzled with creme fraiche. Served with toast and jam.

  • Roasted Pineapple with Canadian Bacon $8
    Pineapple roasted with vanilla and just a pat of butter, until caramelized and tender. Served with canadian bacon, toast and jam.

  • To stay up-to-date with the Chez happenings and the current menu (which changes weekly), it's best to join our e-newsletter list. Once weekly you'll receive a quick newsletter written by cook/owner Bonni Miller. Click here to read a few of our letters from the past.

    To join, send email to chezmarche@waupacaonline.net and put the word "subscribe" in the subject line. To be removed from our list, simply send the word "unsubscribe."

    Take a look at our our standard menu to get an idea of what you can usually get at the Chez.

    Click here to get to some links that we think you might appreciate.

    Wondering what to cook for dinner? Visit our recipe page for ideas.

    Are you a musician? Would you like to play at the Chez? Send us a press kit and we'll give it a listen. Chez Marche Cafe, 108 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981

    Do you grow produce? It's possible that we might be interested in purchasing fruits and vegetables from you. If you'd like to receive the list of items that we're looking for folks to grow for us, or if you are a specialty grower with a list of your produce to share, then please email me, Bonni, at chezmarche@waupacaonline.net.


    Bonni said...

    Feel free to post any comments about the website here. We love to get feedback!

    Anonymous said...

    We loved listening to the Irish music. When will you have it again, and do you have any music on other Thursday nights?

    Bonni said...

    Dear anon,

    We do have Doug Thompson and friends performing every other Thursday. Doug is a singer songwriter from the area, and quite a talented guy.
    Did you know that we moved the Irish music to the last Friday of the month? Hope you can make it!

    Lisa said...

    Dear Bonni, Thank you for telling us about the Irish music - we will plan to come Jun. 24th, the last Friday, right? What kind of music does Doug Thompson and friends play every other Thursday? Maybe we will drop by this week. Lisa, formerlly Anonymous above.

    Bonni said...

    Doug describes his music as "American" music, and I would say that that's true in the best sense of the word. He's a clever, entertaining and gracious performer and his songs are in the John Prine/Steve Goodman vein.
    You can check out his website for more information, if you'd like. I should mention that this week is Doug's week off, but I hope we'll see you next week when he returns. If not sooner!

    Lisa said...

    Hi Bonnie, Thanks for Doug's website, he sounds fantastic. We will see you soon. Incidently my Grandmother was French, LaFleur, and my Grandfather was Norwegian, interesting combo, but maybe that's why I like your cafe so well. Wonderful food, and people. Keep up the great work. Lisa.

    Distressed Jeans said...

    Bonni, your food sounds wonderful! My mouth is watering right now. Great site, Im really hungry!

    Anonymous said...

    Hi Bonnie, WE just moved here from California.
    I keek passing your cafe and want to attend an eveing there. Wish you'd ulpdate your website / Calendar for 2006.

    I love the food I have had at your cafe twice. I am thinking how can I forward your mission? I'd like to be on your board. I served on the Culural Arts Council of Sonoma County in California for seeveral years. I also served on the Board of Community Services, I am also an artist.
    - Stacia

    Bonni said...

    Hi Stacia!
    Thanks for the compliments! You can view the current slate of scheduled events at our events page; just follow the link at the top right of the home page or visit http://chezmarchespecialevents.blogspot.com.

    The arts board is a non-profit organization, independent of the Chez, but closely linked in many ways. It will be meeting again in February, at the Chez. Just give us a call for more information. Sounds to me like you'd be a good fit!

    See you at the Chez!


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