Chestnut Street Inn
301 East Chestnut Street, PO Box 25
Sheffield, IL 61361
(800) 537-1304 (815) 454-2419
Innkeepers: Monika and Jeff Sudakov
Check Availability | (800) 537-1304
Princeton is home to fantastic shopping and antiquing as well as Festival 56 and the November 10, one of the largest theater festivals in the state, featuring talent from all over the country. It is also the site of the Owen Lovejoy Homestead which was one of the stops along the Underground Railroad. If you are in the Princeton, Illinois area and you are looking for a great meal then you must take advantage of eating at The Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, Illinois. It is one of the few Bed and Breakfasts’ that is known for its gourmet food.
Winner of the 2012 awards from Lanierbb.com Best Restaurant and Best Collection of Recipes, 2011 Lanierbb.com Award for Best Vegetarian Food, the 2010 Lanierbb.com Award for Best Chef and the 2009-2010 Best Food Award from Bedandbreakfast.com, the restaurant at the Chestnut Street Inn near Princeton, has carved out a niche for itself as the ultimate bed and breakfast for foodies.
The inn specializes in gourmet 4-course fixed price dinners and everything is prepared using only the freshest ingredients. All of the meals have a Mediterranean flair, as that is Monika’s specialty. She will prepare any meal at any time for her guests as long as a reservation has been made. The restaurant is also open to the public, but reservations are required.
Chef Monika is a member of the IACP-International Association of Culinary Professionals, and received a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from UNLV. In June 2011, her restaurant at The Chestnut Street Inn was featured in an issue of Midwest Living Magazine, on a list of the Midwest’s Best B & B’s. It is listed under the section labeled “Foodie Flourishes” and the article states that, "You won't know what's more stunning-the $30 four-course dinner or that you found it in the little central Illinois town of 950. No matter. Just pace yourself as you sample huge fresh popovers, buttery garlicky shrimp scampi, tender chicken Parmesan covered in fresh buffalo mozzarella, and crème brulee flavored with orange blossom water."
If you are looking for specific menus while on your stay, there are Friday and Saturday evening dinners that are posted on the website monthly for customers. All other meals and menus, Chef Monika is happy to accommodate for her guests. This includes any dietary restrictions such as gluten free, dairy free, diabetic, vegetarian, and vegan. Just mention what you will need at the time of your meal booking. They also want their guests to take into consideration that they strive to produce the freshest available organic seasonal produce. Therefore, the menus are subject to change based upon the freshest produce at that time.
Make sure if you are in the Princeton area, and looking for a change of scenery to check out The Chestnut Street Inn. Chef Monika prepares delicious food in her restaurant and whether you are looking to enjoy a meal or interested in learning to cook one for yourself, the Chestnut Street Inn can offer you either.