When Gejas Caf, 340 W. Armitage, celebrates its 43rd anniversary, the famous restaurant will offer 43% off all food bills from Sunday, June 29 through Thursday, July 3. Long known as Chicagos most romantic restaurant, Gejas has been the site of 125,747 first dates and 15,362 engagements. Diners have enjoyed over 286 tons of cheese fondue and over 908,710 bottles of wine in Gejas forty-three year history. This anniversary celebration offers patrons a sensational opportunity to experience romance, wine, fondue and live music in Gejas intimate atmosphere.
"Many things have changed over the past 43 years, but there is one thing that hasntGejas Caf, says Jeff Lawler, Vice President of the landmark Chicago restaurant. We hope people who have enjoyed Geja's in the past will revisit the restaurant during our 43rd Anniversary Celebration to bring back some fond memories. The flaming fondue, the romantic atmosphere...it's all still right in Lincoln Park!"
John Davis founded Geja's Caf in 1965 on Wells Street in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. For six years, Geja's operated in this location, serving as a Bohemian enclave for artists and writers. In 1969, Davis began the Geja's Wine Society, one of the nation's oldest tasting groups, and the restaurant began to be known as Chicago's first "wine bar." In need of additional seating, Davis relocated Geja's to its current Armitage Avenue location in 1971, where the restaurant continues to thrive. The original 1965 bar and many of the fixtures are still a part of Geja's charming atmosphere. Today, Geja's Cafe continues to be voted "Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant" by numerous local and national publications. In 1993, CNN featured Geja's as the "Best Fondue Dining" in North America. In 2008, Food Network Channel will be featuring Gejas as the Ultimate Romantic Dipping Place in North America.
Known for romantic fondue diningfood one prepares and sharesand an extensive list of moderately priced wines, Geja's Cafe features over 20 different combinations of fondue entrees as well as their popular cheese fondue and chocolate dessert fondue. An enchanting wine cellar atmosphere, private booths and subdued lighting contribute to its intimate surroundings. Live flamenco and classical guitarists provide musical accompaniment. Hours for Geja's Cafe are Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11:30; Saturday, 5 p.m. to Midnight; and Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Valet parking is available. For more information or to make reservations for the 43rd Anniversary Celebration, please call 773-281-9101, or visit on-line at www.gejascafe.com.
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Added by ajaniszewski on June 10, 2008