Geja’s Café, 340 West Armitage, will host a fabulous fondue dinner paired with the fine wines of Castello Banfi of Tuscany Italy on Monday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. A representative of Castello Banfi vineyards will be present to provide commentary about the wineries and wines and to answer questions. This event is part of Geja’s Café’s ongoing popular Winemaker Dinner series.
A family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany, Castello Banfi’s dedication to excellence in the art of winemaking has been recognized the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, the American-owned estate has been declared “International Winery of the Year” an unprecedented four times at VinItaly’s International Enological Concourse, which also named Castello Banfi “Italy’s Best Wine Estate” eleven times since 1994. Wine Enthusiast Magazine declared the estate its “Winery of the Year”, and editors of Wine Spectator have ranked Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino and Riserva Poggio all’Oro Brunello di Montalcino in their top 10 wines of the year twice in the last three years.
The Castello Banfi Winemaker Dinner is $48.00 per person and includes tastings of four Castello Banfi Vineyard wines, Geja’s Creamy Cheese Fondue, Luscious Beef Tenderloin, Jumbo Gulf Shrimp and Chicken Breast Fondue, and Flaming Chocolate Fondue (tax and gratuity are also included). The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. For reservations, call 773-281-9101.
Geja’s Café is known for romantic fondue dining and an extensive list of fine but moderately-priced wines. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to Midnight; and Sunday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Official Website: http://www.gejascafe.com
Added by ajaniszewski on October 13, 2006