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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand deluxe suites, elegant cottages and cabins overlooking the Mississippi River just south of Galena. All accommodations have king beds, private two person whirlpool, fireplace, full private bath. Breakfast is included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Goldmoor Hotel Galena