Geneva, Ill., restaurant hosts ‘Farm Grown Dinner’ Aug. 29

Staff Report

GENEVA, Ill. — Niche restaurant in Geneva, Ill., hosts one of its favorite summer events, a “Farm Grown Dinner,” Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Chef Serena Perdue will skillfully blend her traditional French training with her love of newly picked, seasonal products from local suppliers as well as from Niche’s own sustainable farm at The Bull Run Estate in Elburn, Ill.

Chef Perdue will decide and create the four-course dinner Aug. 29 based on the best crops available that day, which will be paired with wines selected by award-winning sommelier Vince Balistreri.

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dinner costs $55 per person, with $20 additional for wine pairings.

Guests can anticipate Chef Perdue’s menu to consist of a variety of farm-grown produce including red, yellow and candy cane beets, spaghetti squash, zucchini, chard, kale, tomatoes, opal basil, sage, thyme, Italian parsley, chives and more. Even the marigold flowers planned to be on the tables are grown from Niche’s own farm at The Bull Run Estate.

For reservations, diners can call Niche at (630) 262-1000.

Niche, 14 S. Third St., Geneva, Ill., is a fine dining restaurant serving a constantly evolving menu of American contemporary cuisine based on the freshest Midwest ingredients.

Chef Perdue skillfully blends her traditional French training with her love of newly picked, seasonal products from local suppliers as well as from Niche’s own sustainable farm at The Bull Run Estate.

Niche has earned accolades for its all-American wine list, handpicked by General Manager and Wine Director Vince Balistreri. With 270 different wines that highlight the best in American wine, Niche was awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2010 and 2011. Visit www.nichegeneva.com.

From the Aug. 22-28, 2012, issue

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