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4450 N. Prospect Rd. (E. Marietta Ave.) Send to Phone
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This destination-worthy restaurant --- a drive from Chicago --- proves precision paired with farm-fresh ingredients delivers.
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Dining room at June, Peoria, IL

June Restaurant Review

: Don’t let the address of this restaurant stop you. Peoria’s June is definitely worth the drive. Josh Adams (Alinea, Vie) is at the forefront of a new breed of young chefs who manage to seamlessly combine molecular gastronomy --- sous vide cooking, hydrocolloids --- with farm-fresh ingredients and a made-from-scratch mentality. Using produce from Midwestern farms, including 80 acres at a dedicated nearby organic farm, Adams uses his fine dining training to create playful and, more importantly, flavorful dishes that highlight the season’s bounty. The menu is small, but deciding what to order remains a challenge; this has a lot to do with a painstaking attention to detail. Top appetizers may include razor clams with salsify and sweet, pickled corn, or diver scallops, sunchokes and sunflower seeds. On the entrée side, expect the likes of Meadow Haven Farm chicken with thumbelina carrots, baby turnips, pickled fiddlehead ferns and natural jus, or house-made tagliatelle, Bianca Di Maggio onions, Bordeaux spinach and sunchoke cream. That playful attitude applies to the desserts and cocktails, too. Oenophiles will appreciate the varied selection of some 500 bottles of wine.

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