Geja’s Café presents the Milbrandt Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, Monday, October 5th

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e1 (1)Recently voted by USA TODAY as the nation’s Most Romantic Restaurant, legendary Chicago destination, Geja’s Café, 340 West Armitage, invites guests to enjoy a fondue dinner paired with the best Milbrandt Vineyards has to offer with the Milbrandt Winemaker Dinner on Monday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. Part of Geja’s Café’s ongoing popular Winemaker Dinner series, the Milbrandt Winemaker Dinner will be a special and informative event featuring a representative from Milbrandt Vineyards on hand to provide commentary and answer questions on the wines.

The Milbrandts planted their first vines in 1997 in the uncharted territory of Eastern Washington. Today, the Milbrandts farm 12 distinct estate vineyard sites, totaling more than 2,500 acres. Their grapes are purchased by some of the most prestigious wineries in the state, and the winery, which launched in 2005, produces highly-individualistic wines from the estate and neighboring vineyards. The Milbrandts’ goal was to be the best growers in the state, and from the start, demand for their unique grapes was immediate and overwhelming.

The evening begins with a 6:30 reception followed by dinner at 7:00pm. A representative of the winery will engage the guests in a lively discussion of the evening’s wines. The four-course dinner features Geja’s house salad, Cheese Fondue, Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Breast & Jumbo Shrimp Entree, and Flaming Chocolate Fondue for dessert. Each course will be paired with the appropriate wine. Cost for each dinner is $55 per person, which includes the wines, dinner, tax, and gratuity. Reservations are required for the dinners, and interested parties are encouraged to act quickly as the popular Winemaker Dinners tend to sell out.  For more information and to reserve, please call 773-281-9101.

Known for romantic fondue dining – food one prepares and shares – and an extensive list of fine, moderately priced wines, Geja’s Café features over 20 different types of fondue entrees including cheese fondue and chocolate dessert fondue.  An enchanting wine cellar atmosphere, private booths, and subdued lighting contribute to its intimate surroundings.  Geja’s Café was recently voted the #1 audience winner for Best Romantic Dining in Chicago on www.CitySearch.com. The Chicago institution has been the site of 135,356 first dates and 16,266 engagements and diners have enjoyed over 321 tons of cheese fondue and over 1,072,046 bottles of wine.

Hours for Geja’s Café are Monday through Thursday, 5p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Valet parking is available.  For information on the Milbrandt Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, please call 773.281.9101, or visit Geja’s online at www.gejascafe.com.

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