November 25, 2023: Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson declared this day to be “Jeanne and Birgit Day” in Chicago and presented Birgit with a proclamation recognizing 40 years in business! Mayor Johnson joined the festivities on Small Business Saturday and presented the proclamation along with 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin.

November 25, 2023: Cafe Selmarie owner Birgit demonstrated how to make our wonderful Linzer Torte ABC 7’s morning news! We’ll have this delicious nut & spice cake with raspberry preserves throughout the holiday season!

February 2021: Chef Gide demonstrated his Parisian Gnocchi with Boursin Bechamel on WGN’s Lunchbreak! This dish debuted on our Lincoln Square-Ravenswood 2021 Restaurant Week prix fixe menu. We often have seasonal versions of this dish on our specials menu!

December 2020: Birgit and Connie chatted with the folks from WCIU’s Chicago Food to Go!

In September 2020 we promoted our virtual Apple Fest desserts on WGN!

In September 2020, Birgit demonstrated our plum cake recipe on WGN Lunchbreak!

In March 2020, Birgit sat down with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole to discuss the hardships small businesses are facing due to the COVID pandemic.