This past week-end of March 28-29, 2008--Galena, IL featured its annual "Wine Tasting Week-end". Many area restaurants and B&B's and hotels participated in this event by offering special wine-tasting menus.
My husband and I had never visited Galena, IL before and have heard great things about this little resort town. We ended up booking our stay at another B&B south of town, but will likely make our next reservations at the Goldmoor Inn.
We did, however, dine at the Goldmoor Inn's wonderful "Wine-Tasting" meal on Saturday, March 29th. This enhanced menu offered an optional wine flight and 12-course meal. The food was wonderful, as was the service from the Beverage Manager, Brian, and a visiting wine/beverage guest from the Moet & Chandon company. My husband and I have lived in IL for 3-1/2 years and this was among our finest meal during that entire time. It was very clear that the Inn's young chef, Dion Block, took extra care and that a lot of planning went into the preparation of this meal.
This Inn offers a nice 7-course wine tasting menu each week-end, so my husband and I plan on doing this on our next visit to Galena.
We highly recommend this Inn and its restaurant and enjoyed speaking with the Inn's owner, Patricia, after our dining event.More