Farm to Fork event set at Niche's Bull Run Estate

If you have never been to a farm-to-table event, you are missing out. We grow a small garden in our back yard each summer, so I know the difference in taste between something you have just pulled from the ground compared to something that has been transported from another part of the country and plopped onto a store shelf for days or weeks. Niche is one of the best examples of farm-to-fork eating you'll ever found. The restaurant has it's own farm and Chef Serena Purdue works in creative plates using all of those farm-fresh ingredients.

A visit to Niche is quite an experience and when you enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Purdue in the peak of harvest season, it is one you will not soon forget. Details are below on the August 25 event.


On Sun., Aug. 25, Niche & Bull Run host a farm dinner
with all courses prepared and served at the Bull Run Estate in Elburn, Ill

GENEVA, Ill. (Aug, 6, 2013) – Niche hosts one of the restaurant’s favorite outdoor summer events, a Farm Grown Dinner, on Sun., Aug. 25 at the restaurant’s very own sustainable farm, The Bull Run Estate in Elburn, Ill. Chef Serena Perdue will skillfully blend her traditional French training with her love of newly picked, seasonal products to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. She will decide and create the three-course family style dinner based on the best crops available that day, which will be paired with wines selected by award winning sommelier Vince Balistreri.
Guests can anticipate Chef Perdue’s menu to consist of a variety of farm grown produce including tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, German butter potatoes, kalidescope carrots, Detroit beets, gold beet, butternut squash, peas, goldenrod beans, long day onions, herbs and flowers for the tables.
*Below are a few important details about the Farm Grown Dinner:
·      This is an outdoor event at Bull Run so is weather permitting.
·      Cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.
·      The evening is priced at $75.00 per person with $25.00 additional for wine pairings (prices include tax and gratuity).
·      Bull Run is located at 3N065 Anderson Road in Elburn, Ill. Complimentary parking is available at the event.
·      Space is limited and reservations are required. Diners can call Niche at (630) 262-1000 for more information and to make a reservation.
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About Bull Run Equestrian Center
The award-winning Bull Run Equestrian Center (, located in Elburn, Ill., is considered one of the Midwest's premiere equestrian facilities. Beautifully situated on 30 acres and surrounded by over 300 acres of forest preserve, the experienced staff focuses on hunter-jumper training and events, although instruction in all facets of horsemanship are available. Bull Run also runs one of the finest luxury stables and boarding and sales facilities with a staff dedicated to each horse’s wellbeing. Bull Run is within 45 minutes of O’Hare Airport and is easily accessed by the area’s major toll roads and is minutes from the Elburn Metra station.

About Niche
Niche ( is a fine dining restaurant in Geneva, Ill., serving a constantly evolving menu of American contemporary cuisine based on the freshest Midwest ingredients.  Chef Serena Perdue skillfully blends her traditional French training with her love of newly picked, seasonal products from local suppliers as well as from Niche’s own sustainable farm at The Bull Run Estate in Elburn, Ill.   Niche has earned accolades for its all-American wine list, handpicked by general manager and wine director Vince Balistreri.  With 270 different wines that highlight the best in American wine, Niche was awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2010 and 2011.  Visit

Bull Run Equestrian Center
3N065 Anderson Road
Elburn, Ill. 60119

Niche Restaurant
14 South Third St.
Geneva, Ill. 60134