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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Announces “Dine In Delights” Featuring Eli’s Cheesecake

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Announces “Dine In Delights” Featuring Eli’s Cheesecake

Royal Caribbean announced enhancements to the cruise line’s dining program that allows passengers to dine when and with whom they please. The new flexible dining programs called My Time Dining and My Family Time Dining is available immediately fleetwide.

My Time Dining provides guests with the flexibility to enjoy dinner in the main dining room whenever they wish during dining hours. Guests choosing My Time Dining will not have a pre-assigned table, but will be seated in the ship’s main dining room. In addition, passengers opting for the new program can make reservations or walk-in whenever they please and either be seated with the party they arrive with or dine with other passengers.

Passengers opting for My Time Dining must prepay gratuities and enroll onboard or in advance through or the cruise line’s reservations department. Passengers already booked can ask their travel agents to enroll them in the new program.

As part of the recently enhanced family program, My Family Time Dining will offer an expedited 40-minute dinner experience during the first seating in the main dining room for kids, ages 3-11, enrolled in the Adventure Ocean youth program. Once seated, kids will enjoy expedited service and be immediately served. Forty-five minutes into the seating, a youth counselor will escort kids from the main dining room entrance back to the Adventure Ocean spaces for continued evening activities, allowing parents to enjoy the rest of their dinner at their leisure. For more convenience to parents and more fun for kids, Lunch and Play provides kids in Adventure Ocean with lunch, movies, cartoons and free-play time between noon and 2 p.m. under the supervision of Adventure Ocean counselors. There is a charge of $7.95 per child for the Lunch and Play program.
Passengers opting to dine in their staterooms may now select from Royal Caribbean’s new Dine In Delights menu,in addition to complimentary full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service menus.
The Dine In Delights menu offers guests name-brand food options including The Original Johnny Rockets hamburger; Eli’s Cheesecake Company’s Original Cheesecake; Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked and Cherry Garcia ice cream bars; and Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie with Milk. Dine In Delights are available 24 hours a day for an additional charge each.


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President Barack Obama to Celebrate the Lincoln Bicentennial in Springfield with Eli’s Cheesecake

President Barack Obama With Eli’s 200th Birthday Cake for Abraham Lincoln at the Bicentennial Celebration in Springfield
The photograph of President Barack Obama with our 200th Birthday Cheesecake for Abraham Lincoln was taken at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday, February 12th shortly before his speech to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration.

In the picture with President Obama and the Eli’s Birthday Cake are the chairpersons of the two host organizations for the evening: Marilyn Kushak of the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Richard Hart of the Abraham Lincoln Association



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Eli’s Cheesecake Featured at the Abraham Lincoln Association Lincoln Bicentennial Birthday Party

Abraham Lincoln Association Lincoln Bicentennial Birthday Party features Eli’s Cheesecake

The Abraham Lincoln Association’s Lincoln Bicentennial Birthday Party featured Eli’s Desserts with a three-tiered white chocolate raspberry Eli’s Cheesecake decorated with an edible stovepipe hat and chocolate Lincoln pennies dusted with copper colored luster dust.

Each guest at the party enjoyed an individual three-inch white chocolate raspberry cheesecake enrobed in bittersweet chocolate ganache and topped with a three-inch replica of an authentic 1909 Lincoln penny made of chocolate dusted with copper colored luster dust.


Eli’s Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger checks to make sure that the 200th Birthday Cheesecake is in perfect order before it is served.


Eli’s Maureen and Marc Schulman are joined by Governor Quinn and former Governors Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson.


Each guest at the dinner enjoyed their own individual White Chocolate Raspberry Eli’s Cheesecake topped with a replica of a 1909 Lincoln Penny decorated with edible gold dust.

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Eli’s Master Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, to Create the 1860′s Period Ball for Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

Revelers at 1860 Period Ball at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Celebrate Lincoln’s 200th With Eli’s Cheesecake

Eli’s Cheesecake created a 42 inch, 250 pound apple cinnamon cheesecake for the 1860 Period Ball at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, a tribute to Lincoln’s love of apples, topped with an exact edible replica of Lincoln’s Springfield home, the only home he ever owned. Eli’s Master Pastry Chef Laurel Boger consulted actual architectural drawings and photos from all angles to create the two-story t-shaped colonial with green shutters, made of gingerbread, fondant, chocolate and royal icing.

The mind boggling grocery list included: 60 pounds of cream cheese, 40 cups of sugar, 30 cups of sour cream, 6 dozen eggs, 24 cups of flour, 40 cups of butter, 10 tablespoons of vanilla, 50 pounds of Michigan apples, 20 cups of brown sugar, and 12 tablespoons of cinnamon, 20 pounds of gingerbread. The cake served more than 400 guests, and was on display in the Lincoln Presidential Museum’s Rotunda.The Big Cake!

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Mayor Daley Hails the Chiefs–”Presidents, Past and Present” in the February issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine

Mayor Daley Hails the Chiefs–”Presidents, Past and Present” in the February issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine–”the most important President’s Day in our city’s history”

In the February issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine, Mayor Daley shares his thoughts on “Presidents, Past and Present.”

This is most fitting in a week when we at Eli’s prepare for our trip on Thursday to Springfield to present the Birthday Cakes that we have created for the two birthday celebrations for Lincoln; the 1860’s Period Ball at the Abraham Lincoln Museum and the Gala that will feature the attendance of our 44th President.

In Mayor Daley’s piece, he notes that this is the “most important President’s Day in our city’s history” because of Obama being the first Chicagoan to serve as President.

Mayor Daley continues that Lincoln said “a man should be proud of the city in which he lives, and that he should so live that his city will be proud that he lives in it.”

How wonderful that Eli’s Cheesecake, a family business of Chicagoans, can bring these Great Cakes to Springfield to honor our 16th President in the presence of our fellow Chicagoan, and 44th President, Barack Obama.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Creates Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Cakes for February 12

Eli’s Cheesecake to Create the Official Cakes for Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Parties in Springfield on February 12th


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“Honest, Doesn’t Abe deserve a (Eli’s) cheesecake!”—-Posting by Renee Enna on The Stew-the Chicago Tribune’s Food Blog

“Honest, Doesn’t Abe deserve a (Eli’s) cheesecake!”—-posting by Renee Enna on The Stew-the Chicago Tribune’s Food Blog



Honest, doesn’t Abe deserve a cheesecake?



Posted by Renee Enna at 4:00 p.m. CTOne day Illinois is giving the country a president. A few weeks later, we’re impeaching a governor.Far removed from all this hullabaloo is Abraham Lincoln, that other politico with Illinois ties. He wasn’t averse to controvery but, being dead, things are relatively quiet. Or are they?The bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth falls on Feb. 12 and Springfield is hosting a fancy-shmancy (and sold-out) 1860 Period Ball. For the event, Eli’s Cheesecake will be making a 42-inch round apple-cinnamon cheesecake topped with a replica of that log cabin he lived in.

And what about us, the hoi polloi? We haven’t been forgotten. Eli’s is crafting “penny cakes”–adorable mini white chocolate-raspberry cheesecakes covered with bittersweet chocolate ganache and topped with a 3-inch replica of a 1909 Lincoln penny (made of chocolate dusted with copper-colored luster dust).

This sounds so great I think I’d want one even if Rod Blagojevich’s photo was on it.

They’ll be sold from Feb. 5-12 at Eli’s Cheesecake World, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., for $6 (that’s 600 pennies) each.




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CNN’s Campbell Brown Highlights Eli’s Cheesecake’s Inaugural Cheesecake for the Commander In Chief Ball

CNN and Campbell Brown: “No Bias, No Bull” Inauguration Night Coverage Highlights Eli’s Cheesecake’s Inaugural Cheesecake for the Commander In Chief Ball



Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Aired January 20, 2009 – 19:00 ET

One of the Obamas’ first stops tonight is at the national building home of the commander in chief ball. Vice president and Mrs. Biden are expected there in just a few moments. Our Randi Kaye is there already.

Randi, this is really the most formal event of the night, isn’t it?

RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It absolutely is, Campbell. It’s a wonderful event. It started back in 2005. It was started by President Bush and it’s really to honor the members of the armed services, the military troops, the spouses of deployed soldiers are here, the spouses of former soldiers are here. It’s a free ball for the military troops. About 2,000 troops are expected here. President Obama is expected to speak here just before 10:00 tonight and that will actually be broadcast on the Pentagon channel to all of the military bases overseas.

Now, I did speak to some of the family members here. About 300 family members, Campbell, who are at this event tonight, have lost loved ones. And even given that, there is a great sense of hope here, which is truly remarkable. There’s a hope, there’s camaraderie among this group. It’s really a special night for the troops and their spouses, because they don’t often get a date night. So this is a really big deal for them.

They’re honored to be here. Many of them told me they’re very excited about their new commander in chief. They think he’s a great innovator. They need more attention focused on them and they think he’s going to deliver.

And the most important thing one told me was that it feels like Veterans Day. This is what Veterans Day should feel like, he said. This is why they serve, they serve for the freedom to vote, and that’s what they did.


BROWN: Randi, I hear there’s quite a special treat at the ball tonight. What’s it all about?

KAYE: Actually, it’s coming all the way from Obama’s home state of Illinois. It’s a giant cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake, which is a great dessert maker there. 500-pound cheesecake, Campbell, it’s three tiers, red, white, and blue with a chocolate inaugural seal on it. It was going to be filled with apples, because Lincoln — Abraham Lincoln was a big fan of apples, and as you know, there’s been a real Lincoln theme in Obama’s inauguration. So it will be filled with apples. And just to give you an idea, 100 pounds of cream cheese is what it took to make that cheesecake.


BROWN: OK. Sounds fabulous. Randi Kaye for us tonight. We’ll be checking in with you again a little bit later.


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Eli’s Inaugural Cheesecake a Great Success at the Commander in Chief Ball

Eli’s Inaugural Cheesecake a Great Success at the Commander in Chief Ball


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Eli’s Cheesecake Featured on Good Morning America in Washington D.C. on Inaugural Day

Replica of Eli’s Inaugural Cheesecake on the set for Good Morning America in Washington DC on Inaugural Day
Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer of ABC’s Good Morning America opened their special live inaugural day edition of Good Morning America from the steps of the Library of Congress with a replica of the Giant Inaugural Cheesecake that Eli’s created for the Commander in Chief Ball tonight at the National Building Museum.








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