Freeport’s Main Street Bistro hosts Openfields Local Foods Dinner Oct. 15

Staff Report

FREEPORT, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension wraps up the 2013 Openfields Local Foods Dinner Series by partnering with a Freeport-area favorite, Main Street Bistro, for a second year in a row.

Main Street Bistro has made a name for itself as the premier establishment in Freeport for farm-to-plate menu choices, live music and intimate ambiance. Last year’s Openfields patrons were greatly impressed with a creative, delicious, mid-summer peak-harvest meal. This year, owner and executive chef Craig Perkins is planning a harvest-themed dinner, and will offer attendees a delicious five-course meal featuring Stephenson County’s finest fall harvest ingredients.

The Openfields dinner at Main Street Bistro will be Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 109 S. Galena Ave., Freeport. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with a 6 p.m. dinner seating. The menu will include an appetizer, salad, two tapas-style entrees and dessert. Cost is $50 per person. A vegetarian option is available, and an optional wine pairing will be offered for an additional fee. Space is limited.

To learn more about Main Street Bistro’s Openfields Local Foods Dinner and other local foods programs, call U of I Extension at (815) 986-4357 or (815) 235-4125 or visit Dinner reservations are required and are made through U of I Extension.

From the Oct. 9-15, 2013, issue

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