The Lemont Village Association hosted their eighth annual Gourmet Candlelight Dinner in the John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds (the Granary).
The dinner raises funds for the renovation and restoration of the Granary. It’s a really beautiful old building and the Lemont Village Association has invested a lot of money so that the community can continue to use and enjoy this unique feature in our town.
The eight course meal with a North African theme was catered by Tom Everly, Culinary Arts Chef, and his wife, Judy Everly of Keystone Yankee Catering in Lemont and Pastry Chef, Julie Meiser Rioux.
Here was our table.
Mike and I both had the meat option and I tried to get pictures of each course. I was challenged by the light but you should get a good idea of the dinner.
Appetizer: Lamb Meatballs with Apricots
Soup course: Lamb Yohgurt
Fish Course: Casablanca Salad
Releve: Pork Loin with Moroccan Spices
Entree: Marrakech Style Chicken with Rice with Pistachios and Orange Water
Salad Course: Tossed Salad with Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
Cheese and Fruit Course: Local Cheeses and Dates
Dessert: Pear Tart with Ice Cream
My favorite things were the lamb meatballs, the soup, the rice (orange is one of my number one flavors and it was just so good), the cheese plate and the ice cream with the tart. But everything was really delicious and the company was great. We got to sit with some of our neighbors who we’ve never met before and enjoy a nice evening out in a really unique space.