logo-daley-2010-medres Taste of Chicago Reception

Now in its 6th Year. the Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum brings together the leaders of Chicago’s 28 sister cities and other global municipalities, along with corporate, foundation, academic and civic leaders, for discussions on key urban challenges–this years theme being “New Partnerships for a New Economy.”

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Eli’s Cheesecake was honored to join leading Chicago Chefs and Restaurants at a welcoming reception at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Chicago Cultural Center is one of Chicago’s most beloved and historic buildings. Completed in 1897 as Chicago’s first central public library, the building was reopened in 1991 as the Chicago Cultural Center, the nation’s first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue.

Dinner was served in Preston Bradley Hall featuring the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany Dome – 38 feet in diameter with some 30,000 pieces of glass ―which was restored to its original splendor in 2008.  Following dinner was a Sweet Home Chicago Dessert Reception in the G.A.R. Rotunda featuring Eli’s Cheesecake, Original Rainbow Cone and Art Smith’s Table 52. Guests then enjoyed a performance by Lynn Jordan and the Shivers in the Grand Army of the Republic Hall.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman greets John P. Daley, Cook County Commissioner and son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley.

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Eli’s Culinary Team of Pastry  Chef Melissa Bosco, Pastry Chef Marilyn Stewart and Marketer Matt Kroll welcomed guests with Eli’s Triple Fresh Cheese Cheesecake, one of Eli’s Couture Collection with a Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce.