We will once again have our Holiday Brunch at Allgauer’s in the Hilton in Lisle. The champagne brunch is $39.95 plus tax and gratuity. The buffet has a huge selection and includes coffee, soda and champagne.
The brunch is Sunday December 2nd at 10:30am. In the past they have not accepted separate checks. They say they will. I will confirm with them closer to the date otherwise you will need to pay me and I will pay Allgauer’s.
There is a $5 service fee. You can make a reservation by email at email@example.com or on the reservation page.
The intrepid group of Delightful Diners have been following clues left by the murdered Russian golfer, Aleksei Petrov and a mysterious woman named Anya. There investigation has led them to the front of a cute yellow frame house on Walnut St. in Downers Grove. Steve asked “Now what!?”
“Let’s ring the bell” said Susan as she got out of her Jeep. The rest of the group followed her up the walk.
They rang the bell and waited for what seemed like an eternity. The door opened a crack and a petite brown-haired woman was peeking out. “Yes?” she asked in a small heavily accented voice.
Cathy stepped forward. “We are here about Aleksei Petrov. He sent us.”
Susan was about to contradict her. “Well in a way he did.”
“Is he alright?” came the question from behind the door.
Cathy said “No. I’m sorry. We came here to see if we can help you. May we come in.”
The door opened wider and the woman invited them in. “Are you Anya?” Susan asked.
The woman nodded her head yes.
Cathy said “I am sorry to tell you this but Aleksei was found dead yesterday on the golf course. The police are saying it was murder!” She went on to tell Anya how they had followed the clues Aleksei had left in the book ‘My American Dream’ in Susan’s bookstore and they led them to Anya.
Anya with tears streaming down her checks cried “My dear Aleksei. We were trying to defect. I have relatives here but they would never let Aleksei leave Russia. He was too important to the State. This is my cousin’s house. I came several months ago and Aleksei was supposed to join me this week.”
“Do you think you are in danger?” asked Suan.
“No they don’t care about me; only Aleksei Petrov Great Russian Golfer.” she said sarcastically. “I will be able to stay here. I already have my papers.”
Cathy handed Anya a business card. “Here is the name of the police detective that was working on the murder.”
“Thank you. I will make a good life here for me and Aleksei Petrov, my son.” Anya said as she put her hand protectively across in middle.
Return next week for another Delightful Dining Mystery