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September 10, 2012

Nunn on the Run:
Unique Niche

BY
JERRY NUNN

Unique Niche
Tucked away in the quaint little town of Geneva, Illinois is Niche Restaurant. Located at 14 South Third Street and surrounded with adorable shops lies a place to dine that is worth seeking out.
Opened in 2006 in a 75 year old building adds history to the elegant establishment. The goal is create a food and wine experience that is not to be forgotten and they succeed.

Unique Niche
Chef Serena Perdue grew up not too far from the restaurant and has now returned to her roots to make a living doing what she does best. She brings traditional French ideas to the Midwest.
Thanks to the ten miles away Bull Run Farm in Elburn fresh vegetables and meats are provided to serve to guests. There are over 250 different wines from the cellar to pair with the cuisine.

Unique Niche
Stag's Leap was my favorite out of the pairings to a recent tasting there with a smooth finish that added to drinkability. The Hasselman pork was a must try with those local vegetables included in the experience. I love a good hanger steak so don't miss it. The steak is not only smoked but has a roasted bite to it thanks to red and gold beets.

The praline bar finished off the meal as a small dessert with chocolate, hazelnut crunch, and caramel.
Reservations are recommended as this is not a huge venue but at least stop in for a drink and appetizer in the bar after work if the dining room seats are full. Call ahead to today at 630-262-1000 or visit www.nichegeneva.com for more information.

 
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