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Dinner Of The Month – The Story of Leroy & Marguerite Howard
Posted: July 14, 2006
We introduced our dinner of the month offering about a year ago and have been delighted at how many people have purchased the program for a dinner gift to be enjoyed throughout the year.
The stories behind these purchases are amazing and with the permission of our patrons, we are pleased to share one story with you. Meet Leroy & Marguerite Howard from Bellaire, Texas. We are privileged to talk monthly to those patrons that choose to order via phone and we knew when we spoke the first time with Marguerite (nicknamed Pete) that we would have a delightful monthly experience discussing cuisine in general and the GourmetStation menus.
Let’s back up the story for a minute to how Leroy & Marguerite received a 12 month Dinner of the Month gift. Marguerite shared with us that their son was looking for a unique gift while she & her husband were stationery. Travel was one of their passions, but health issues had kept them at home more these days. What could be better than having an international gourmet dinner for two delivered right to their door every month for a year!
So far Leroy & Marguerite have enjoyed seven of their twelve dinners. They’ve taken a figurative trot around the world at home by sampling four course dinners for two from the Parisian, Tuscan, Cajun & Fusion menu lines. Marguerite said that since they were unable to travel as much lately, the gourmet dinner experiences from GourmetStation gave them a way to travel through food. “Food tastes different from place to place,” said Marguerite, “and the dinners allow us to travel through food and still stay at home.”
Marguerite said that she & Leroy are usually able to get four meals from each dinner for two and she really enjoys not having to cook for a couple of days. In addition to travel, Marguerite enjoys gardening and baking. We were a little nervous about our desserts passing Marguerite’s test from an experienced baker’s perspective. So far it looks like we’re passing the test. Thank you Leroy & Marguerite for being such fantastic patrons and for granting this interview!