Sep. 28th, 2012

Prove Your Expert Wine Tasting Skills During The U.S.'s Longest Running Contest

Boston Wine Festival/Geja's Cafe
Photo Courtesy of Boston Wine Festival/Geja's Cafe
Calling all die-hard wine aficionados. For wine lovers everywhere, the US’s longest running tasting contest in the U.S. is coming to Chicago’s Geja’s Café, romantic restaurant known for its fondue dining. Amateurs and professionals alike will gather around eight unmarked carafes of wine where they will be challenged to identify the type of grape as well as the origin and vintage of each. Those with the highest scores in each category will be gifted with an engraved wine decanter. After all that drinking (sipping, if you’re keeping it classy) guests can enjoy a meal inside the intimate setting of Geja’s Café.

The menu includes a range of fondue-style offerings, including aged beef tenderloin, lobster tail, shrimp, scallops, and chicken breast. Cheese courses include melted combinations of Iowa Maytag blue cheese, Aged Wisconsin Swiss, Canadian Black Diamond and Italian Bel Pease, among others. The dessert courses, served with an array of sweets, cake, and fruit, include chocolates flamed with orange liqueur. In total, Geja’s Café offers over 20 different fondue entrees as well as an intimate wine cellar atmosphere with a bevy of fine wines to select from. The venue won #1 for Best Romantic Dining in Chicago on CitySearch.

So bring a discerning palette, and possibly a hot date and head to Geja’s Café November 4, 2012.

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