Tuesday, January 26, 2010

An Extraordinary Evening

Over the holidays, Kansas Dad and I had the special privilege of a private dinner at June. We had canceled reservations earlier in the week when Kansas Dad caught a little stomach bug and were very disappointed (but understanding) when we learned the restaurant was closed the week after New Year's Eve. My sister-in-law, though, just happens to be closely related to the owner and chef and convinced him to come in on her birthday to serve a special dinner just for us. What a treat!

We have never had such a wonderful and luxurious meal. Kansas Dad and I loved relaxing with my brother and his wife, chatting about all sorts of things, and enjoying fabulous organic, locally-grown, food without entertaining any children. We lingered over each dish and glass of wine (though the ladies weren't really drinking). Kansas Dad ordered the wine pairing for the whole meal and enjoyed some incredible wines.

For most of us, eating at June is only for special occasions, but I encourage you to plan an evening there if you are within a few hours of Peoria. You don't have to take our word for it, either.

A very special thanks to the chef, general manager and others who came in on a rare night off to prepare a delicious meal for us! (We paid, of course, but they still went to a lot of effort just for us.) I wish I had thought to take our camera for a picture to commemorate the evening.

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