Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

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Cook Up Some Delicious Memories at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Join us on Saturday, February 11th for our first cooking class of 2023. Susan Steffan has the experience, skills and talent to entertain and teach you the knowledge and skills you need to prepare your own romantic dinner at home. This event includes a 90-minute demonstration-based cooking class – followed by a private dining experience in our formal dining room. Seats are limed and going fast, so call now!

Susan Steffan Headshot 002Chef Susan Steffan
In 2012, Susan and her husband Don moved to Galena, Illinois to purchase Farmers Guest House Bed & Breakfast. Susan completely re-invented the breakfast service at her inn. Her breakfast quickly achieved the title of “Best Breakfast in North America” which captured the attention of the Food Network where she was an episode winning competitor on the Holiday Baking Championship. Susan showcased her baking and cooking skills on numerous local television shows, and most recently was featured in an episode of Family Dinner on the Magnolia Network. Each couple purchasing this package will have the opportunity to purchase her book, Breakfast Diva Morning Favorites following the event. ($25/copy.) Check out Susan’s Breakfast Diva video here.

Here’s what’s coming up at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast:
Couples Cooking class – 4:30pm
Chef with assistant during cooking demonstrationRomance is in the air as you learn to prepare an impressive Valentine’s Day dinner using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Chef Susan will start by sharing some of her secrets to artfully curating a special charcuterie board which she’ll then share with the class. Next, she will invite participants to assist as she prepares the authentic French dish, Beef Bourguignon, and other dishes before demonstrating the preparation of an easy yet impressive dessert. You’ll take home a recipe booklet with tips and techniques to help you prepare this fine three course meal for your next romantic dinner.
The Cooking Class will be held here at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast at 4:30pm.

Chef’s Table – 6:30pm
Change for dinner, then come back Christmas tabletopand join us for a private dining experience where Chef Susan will show off her skills in an intimate dinner party in our formal dining room. Dine on fine china and crystal for this elegant candlelight dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served, and you’re welcome to bring your own favorite wine.

Roasted Cauliflower and Mixed Greens Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette
Beef Bourguignon
Crusty French Bread
Naked Black Forest Cake

Dinner will take place in the formal dining room at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast at 6:30pm.
Table setting with ivory china and crystal goblens in front of a Christmas tree with white lights
Call 618-531-4520 to reserve your tickets today. Spots are going fast, so we’re already planning our next event on April 1, 2023. No foolin’!

VIP Lodging Package, Optional:
Limited VIP Lodging Experiences are available and include the following:
Luxury Lodging
Two nights lodging in one of the upscale suites at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast on February 10 and 11, 2023.
Breakfast with the Chef
A Chef-inspired breakfast with Susan and her husband will be presented at 9:00am Saturday for our overnight guests, only.
Swag Bag
This terrific swag bag will include a Blessings apron, cooking tools and other fun items to apply what you’ve learned when you get back home.
Call 618-531-4520 to make your reservation today.

Christmas lights shine around a snowy two-story Victorian homeBlessings on State Bed & Breakfast is an award-winning all-suite bed and breakfast inn located in Jacksonville, Illinois. Hospitality is our hallmark. We offer many amenities, including overnight accommodations in a 130-year-old vintage mansion, Wi-Fi, expansive lawn and gardens, all-season fireplaces, and multi-course breakfasts. Come see us!

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Blessings Photos: Justin Hurley. Susan Steffan’s photos used with permission.

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