Nestled on Third Street in Geneva, Illinois is a charming new café called Preservation Bread & Wine. The new wine bar and café features a wonderful variety of homemade bread, gourmet cheese and fine wines and beers. Geneva is filled with a wonderful variety of food destinations and Preservation brings a new variety of dishes and atmosphere to the list. The café may be small, but it’s filled with charm from the decor, ambience and of course the food.
Open for lunch as well as dinner, the menu features a variety of cheese plates, hot and cold sandwiches and other savory bites.What adds to the appeal is a view of the cheese case that leads into the open kitchen.
For a cold sandwich the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Fresh Mozzarella and Red Pepper Aioli served on Focaccia is a wonderful choice. Made with extremely fresh vegetables, every part of the sandwich blends without overpowering. If you plan on sharing the sandwich they will cut it into four squares, perfect for two.
Their cheese plates feature cheeses from goat’s milk and cow’s milk, as well as a hard cheese plate and European selection. Every cheese plate offers three different kinds of cheeses to sample, and they are served in order of mildest to strongest. The cheeses are served with homemade crostinis, as well as a unique palate cleanser of pickled watermelon rind.
Other menu options include soups, salads, macaroni and cheese and a wild mushroom tart. Of course, you cannot forget dessert. The lemon cream tartlet with fresh berries is the perfect amount of sweetness to end the meal.
The bread is freshly made on-site and can be bought to-go by the loaf or half- loaf. Aside from their selection of wine and beers, they offer freshly brewed iced tea and espresso.
If the combination of bread, wine and cheese is your idea of a perfect afternoon or a romantic date night, discover the charm Preservation Bread &Wine has to offer.
Preservation Bread &Wine is located on 513 South Third Street
They can also be found on Facebook.
Tuesday – Thursday: 11AM- 10PM
Friday- Saturday: 11AM- 12PM
Sunday: 11AM- 8PM