Geja’s Café will celebrate its 53rd anniversary during the month of June with special anniversary deals and their traditional sauce contest. Throughout the month of June, all guests that come in to dine Sunday through Thursday and say they are here to celebrate Geja’s 53rd Anniversary, will enjoy $19.65 off each Premier Dinner, in honor of their opening in 1965. There will also be a special Anniversary wine list featuring 53% off their normal prices. In addition to these special anniversary discounts, Geja’s will also host its ninth annual recipe contest.
Geja’s invites all aspiring fondue foodies to submit an original dipping sauce recipe to accompany Geja’s meats and seafood entrée. To enter, contestants should send their recipe and explain why the sauce should be served on Geja’s Café’s entrée platter. The winning recipe, in addition to being featured at Geja’s June 24th through July 3rd. will also win a dinner for 6 with selected fine wines. Recipes must be submitted by June 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geja’s has been the site of 141,638 first dates and 16,616 engagements and diners have enjoyed over 435 tons of cheese fondue and over 1,090,766 bottles of wine over its fifty-three year existence. Geja's Café opened in 1965 on Wells Street in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. For six years, Geja's operated in that location, serving as a Bohemian enclave for artists and writers. In 1969, John Davis-Geja’s Café founder, 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, Geja’s relocated 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.