Pastoral® Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine Creates Exclusive Menu for Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago

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Based on a similar mission and shared company values, Pastoral collaborates with Intelligentsia Coffee to create a new grab-and-go menu designed exclusively by Pastoral for the Chicago-based coffee company

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Intelligentsia Coffee, Millennium Park location

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine has created a new menu of handcrafted sandwiches and salads, plus cheese and charcuterie plates, available exclusively at Intelligentsia Coffee shops throughout Chicago beginning on January 16, 2012. Made fresh at Pastoral and delivered daily to Intelligentsia, all menu items will be branded Pastoral and offered at Intelligentsia’s three Chicago locations including the Broadway Coffeebar (3123 North Broadway), the Monadnock Coffeebar (53 West Jackson Boulevard) and the Millennium Park Coffeebar (53 East Randolph Street). All sandwiches and salads, plus artisan cheese and charcuterie plates, will be packaged to grab-and-go, and can also be enjoyed in Intelligentsia Coffee’s seating areas.

“It’s exciting for Intelligentsia Coffee to join forces with Pastoral, particularly since both companies originally started within blocks of one another in Chicago’s East Lakeview neighborhood—and have now both successfully expanded locally and also nationwide,” said Doug Zell, co-founder of Intelligentsia Coffee. “We share a similar mission with Pastoral to make high quality food accessible and approachable to our customers, and we consider Pastoral’s offerings as a perfect complement to our menu of Direct Trade coffees and teas.”

Initial menu items will vary every other day, and include a selection of sandwiches and salads, plus artisan cheese and charcuterie plates made fresh daily. Intelligentsia customers will find sandwiches such as a Turkey Artichoke Sandwich for $7.50, featuring locally farmed turkey, Asiago fresco cheese, lemon artichoke pesto and red onion on herbed ciabatta; a Mushroom Medley for $8, with goat cheese, portabella mushroom tapenade, Piquillo peppers, balsamic vinaigrette and red onion on herbed ciabatta; the Ham and Pear for $7.50 including Madrange ham, pear and honey jam locally made by Quince & Apple and crumbled blue cheese served on a baguette; a Turkey Salad Sandwich for $7.50, with locally farmed turkey, homemade prosciutto bacon crumbles, granny smith apples, red onions and mayonnaise on cracked wheat bread; an Adult Ham and Cheese sandwich for $8 including prosciutto, granny smith apples, pickled onions, Asiago fresco cheese and Dijon mustard on ciabatta; a Roasted Veggie Medley Sandwich for $8 with roasted vegetable tapenade, cucumber, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes served on a baguette; a Thanksgiving Sandwich for $8 with locally farmed turkey, cranberry orange chutney, Fromager D’ Affinois double-crème cheese and Dijon mustard served on a baguette; and a Salumi Italia with Molinari salami, smoked mozzarella, red wine vinaigrette and pesto on ciabatta.

Salads offered daily will vary and include a Mediterranean Salad for $7.50 with roasted artichokes, Roma tomatoes, balsamic onions, mixed field greens and red wine vinaigrette; a Spanish Salad for $8 with Manchego cheese, green olives with mixed Piparra peppers, diced Spanish chorizo, mixed field greens and red wine vinaigrette; and a Pear & Cherries Salad for $7.50 including dried cherries, Aderkase blue cheese, apple and pear jam locally made by Quince & Apple, mixed greens and red wine vinaigrette.

Customers at Intelligentsia will also find artisan cheese and charcuterie plates made fresh daily such as a Farmer’s Lunch Medley for $8 with handmade salami, chorizo, one-year cheddar, Mahon cheese, mustard and olives served with four toastettes; and a Midwest Lunch Medley for $8 featuring fresh chevre, Marcoot Forest Alpine cheese, Tulum cheddar and dried apricots served with four toastettes.

All menu items are subject to change, and will also vary by season.

“Pastoral is thrilled to join forces with Intelligentsia Coffee on the company’s new food offerings, and delighted that we’re able to work with one of the best and most admirable businesses started in Chicago,” said Greg O’Neill, co-founder and co-proprietor of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine. “Our collaboration with Intelligentsia is a natural fit, and the Pastoral team is excited to share an exclusive menu of new sandwiches, salads and more with Intelligentsia customers everyday.”

Intelligentsia Coffee and Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine both started in the East Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, opening shops within blocks of one another at 3123 North Broadway (Intelligentsia Coffee, 1995) and at 2945 North Broadway (Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, 2004). Both companies have since grown, opening additional locations and expanding nationwide.

INTELLIGENTSIA LOCATIONS AND HOURS

Intelligentsia Broadway
3123 North Broadway
Chicago, Illinois 60657
773-348-8058

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Intelligentsia Monadnock
Monadnock Building
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
312-253-0594

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Intelligentsia Millennium Park
53 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-920-9332

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

PASTORAL LOCATIONS AND HOURS
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
312-454-2200

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Closed    

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Loop
53 East Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-658-1250

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine – Lakeview
2945 North Broadway
Chicago, Illinois 60657
773-472-4781

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Shop 24/7, 365 days per year at Pastoral’s online store: pastoralartisan.com

About Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Pastoral, a venture of Pastoral Enterprises, LLC, is a European-inspired, authentic neighborhood cheese shop, offering the highest quality fine and artisan cheeses from America and around the world, select small production wines and freshly baked breads along with a full complement of related items such as charcuterie, olives and other accompaniments. Pastoral also offers custom gift collections, gourmet sandwiches and salads, picnics and catering. The company was founded in 2004 in the East Lakeview area of Chicago and was named in 2007 as one of six Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). For more information or to shop online, visit pastoralartisan.com

About Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
Founded by Doug Zell and Emily Mange sixteen years ago in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Intelligentsia is a coffee company committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the world’s sweetest coffees. Through its pioneering programs like Direct Trade and In Season, Intelligentsia has won critical acclaim for its work at origin and continuing efforts to promote coffee education. With their Fulton Market Roasting Works location as their headquarters, Intelligentsia has six retail stores between Chicago and Los Angeles as well as labs in Atlanta and New York. The company was recently named Best Local Roaster by Time Out, Best coffee shop by Chicago Reader, Best Espresso by Los Angeles Magazine, and Co-CEO Doug Zell was recently named the most influential person in coffee by Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Food Republic website. For more information, visit intelligentsiacoffee.com

INTELLIGENTSIA COFFEE
Web site: http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Intelligentsia-Coffee/52626625559
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Intelligentsia

PASTORAL ARTISAN CHEESE, BREAD & WINE
Web site: http://pastoralartisan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PastoralArtisan Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/pastoralartisan
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PastoralArtisan
Blog—Cheesy Chat with Pastoral: http://pastoralartisan.com/blog

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