Archive for May 27th, 2014

Eli’s Cheesecake Gets a Shout-Out in Moment Magazine

Eli’s Cheesecake was recently mentioned in Moment Magazine’s Talk of the Table column.  This month’s column discussed the history of cheesecake, starting from the dessert’s origins in ancient Greece.  Our president, Marc Schulman, was interviewed on Chicago’s unique variation of the traditional cheesecake, saying, “[Eli's Cheesecake is] almost like a soufflé, richer and creamier.”  Eli’s Cheesecake has defined the “Chicago-style” of cheesecake since the company’s founder, Eli Schulman, first began serving the delicious dessert at his restaurant, Eli’s The Place for Steak.  In addition to the creamier texture of the cheesecake, Eli’s also strays away from the traditional graham cracker crust, replacing it with a homemade shortbread cookie crust.  Read the full article here to learn more about the history of cheesecake.

Cheesecake made with rosemary caramel sauce and hazlenut crust

Eli’s Serves Up Dessert at the CURE Benefit for Epilepsy Research

This past Monday, CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) held a fundraising benefit at Navy Pier.  Over 1,200 guests were in attendance to help fund continued research in the treatment of epilepsy.  Since CURE was founded in 1998, the organization has provided over $26 million to research and other special initiatives aimed at finding a cure for epilepsy.  Monday’s benefit raised an additional $2.2 million toward the organization’s efforts.  James Taylor performed at the event and Eli’s Cheesecake provided individual-portioned key lime cheesecake to everyone in attendance.  Check out photos from the event below.  To learn more about CURE or to make a donation to their cause, click here.