Vanille Patisserie shop to host grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in December

Vanille French Pastry Shop is coming to Hyde Park, 5229 S. Harper Court, on Dec. 1. – Photo courtesy of Vanille

Staff Writer

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the grand opening of Vanille Patisserie, 5229 S. Harper Court, on Friday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m.

“We are delighted to open our fourth location and are excited to bring Vanille pastries and desserts to Hyde Park,” said Sophie Evanoff, president of Vanille Patisserie. “We invite customers to relax in our cozy Harper Court cafe savoring the moment to experience our high-quality, French-inspired menu featuring freshly made artisanal French pastries and cakes.”

Vanille, which also has shops in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and the Chicago French Market inside Ogilvie Metra Station, specializes in authentic French pastries, desserts, and cakes. The 900-square-foot shop in Hyde Park will feature a private cake tasting salon where customers will be able to plan custom designed cake and elegant European style wedding creations.

The shop will also offer catering for corporate breakfasts and lunches and make deliveries to offices.

According to the company’s press release, the pastry shop also offers customizable Macaron Gift Boxes, filled with a wide choice of decadent flavors of handmade treats that will be available for purchase at each Patisserie location or by ordering online for nationwide shipping.

The shop will extend its grand opening specials throughout the weekend with a complimentary drawing entry to win a “one 24-piece gift box each month of acclaimed French Macarons for one year,” along with “complimentary product samples with $1 coffee with purchase.” The company will also invite patrons to stop by its new location and participate in its citywide store contest of finding one of 10 Golden Macaron’s to win a $100 gift certificate at the store. To participate in the contest, a $10 dollar minimum purchase is required; winners will be selected at all four store locations.

During its grand opening weekend Vanille in Hyde Park will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the store’s grand opening, visit