Galena, Illinois: A Trip You Both Can Love
Brotherhood in the kitchen
I catch an early break with Teri's first choice for us both: a culinary class at the Goldmoor Inn south of town. Haute cuisine isn't my turf, but the day's topic is grilling, and the Goldmoor's new kitchen is full of gleaming hardware.
Chefs Dion Block and Sean Fogarty usher our six-member class into the art of threading peppers and meat onto metal skewers. Todd Birkholz of Galena zealously dives into his kabob, and Goldmoor owner Patricia Goldthorpe asks, "Did you come to learn to cook or to eat?" Todd lowers the kabob and replies, "I think eating is the celebration of the cooking."
I have found brotherhood in the kitchen.