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Eli’s Celebrates 38 years at Taste of Chicago

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Eli’s was ecstatic to participate in the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago! Weare the only vendor who has served food at Taste of Chicago all of its 38 years. From Wednesday July 11 – Sunday July 15, our booth, located near the corner of Jackson and Columbus served:  Original Plain Cheesecake with Strawberries (7 tickets), Turtle Cheesecake (9 tickets), Cookie Cheesecake Smoosh Made with Oreo® Topped w/ Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce (10 tickets), Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper® (7 tickets), Taste Portion of Original Plain Cheesecake or Lemon Mixed Berry Cheesecake (4 tickets).

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Eli’s Cheesecake celebrated their 38th birthday, along with the 38th birthday of Taste of Chicago with a 1,000-pound Birthday Cheesecake,topped with a Giant Cherry Pie this year in honor of this year’s celebrity cake cutters: cast members from the national tour of Waitress, playing at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre July 3-July 22, 2018.

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At Noon, under the tent at Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, we invited Taste visitors to watch the giant birthday cheesecake be lifted off the truck by a forklift, see Eli’s pastry chefs put the final touches on the cake, and play cheesecake trivia games.  After that, we began the Cake Cutting Ceremony, followed by a round of Happy Birthday led by Waitress cast members. Watch Laurel Boger, our Executive Pastry Chef prepare the Big Cake below!

We also had a Foodie Photo Challenge for people to participate in on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. See our three winners below! Winners were awarded Eli’s Desserts and Gear.

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Today is the first day Eli’s was featured in Facebook Live videos by reporters from NBC Chicago, WGN and ABC7. You can see their posts below!

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Eli’s Cheesecake at 2016 GNMAA Gala

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On Friday, May 13, 2016 Eli’s Cheesecake participated in GNMAA Magnificent Mile’s Annual Gala, “Mad About the Mile.” The Mag Mile’s Annual Gala serves as a fundraiser to provide grants and other financial awards to educational programs as well as neighborhood causes in The Magnificent Mile Neighborhood. It is one of the largest fundraisers of the year!  Eli’s has been a proud attendee for the past couple of years and this year, Eli’s Cheesecake provided a wide selection of desserts for the attendees. Eli’s provided three classic cheesecakes–Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry. Aside from  cheesecakes, Eli’s provided cuties for dessert–our house made Fudge Brownie, Michigan Cherry Oat Bar, and 7-layer Coconut bar.

Check out some of the photos from the event:

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Cinco De Mayo

Today, Eli’s Cheesecake celebrates Cinco de Mayo at our Bakery Cafe.

At Eli’s Cheesecake, culture matters. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Eli’s Cheesecake will be selling and sampling some Latin American-inspired sweets and treats. To make our celebratory sweets distinguishable, we have placed Mexican flags next to each of the items. Here’s what you can expect to see and taste:

Our take on this classic Latin American dessert: Tres Leches (3-milk) cake features a Tender genoise soaked in the traditional three milks, layered with rich creamy mousse and topped with a dusting of cocoa create the perfect sweetness and density.

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Our mango cheesecake tart features our newest flavor addiction–MANGO! Mangos are strongly tied to Mexico, as many are produced and distributed from there into the United States.

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The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook featured on WGN Radio

On November 29, Eli’s Cheesecake Owners Marc and Maureen Schulman joined Dean Richards on WGN radio’s “Foodtime Show” segment to discuss The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook. During the show Marc and Maureen discussed the rich history of Chicago food and Eli’s Schulman’s influential role in the Chicago food industry. While Eli’s Cheesecake is known for cheesecakes, the cookbook does not solely focus on cheesecakes. Instead, the cookbook is a combination of traditional Chicago dishes, influenced by Eli’s Place for Steak, such as “Liver Eli” and “Shrimp Marc,” favorite cheesecakes, and useful tips and tricks. Richards thus named the cookbook as “retro,” given its revival of Chicago classics. Maureen was able to give some book details including some of the available recipes as well as her top favorites.

 

Click here to listen to the full show.

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Eli’s Helps Celebrate SOAR’s 40th Birthday

Yesterday, Eli’s helped celebrate SOAR’s 40th birthday as well as the inaugural season of their Farmer’s Market. SOAR (also known as the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents) was founded in 1975 and since then has worked to enhance the Streeterville community. Their Farmer’s Market, formerly managed by the City of Chicago Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is one of their newer projects and is hosted every Tuesday at Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza. The birthday and the Market were celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as a big cake provided by Eli’s Cheesecake. Our own Maureen Schulman also hosted a baking demo of our strawberry compote from the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook, coming December 1st. Eli’s was honored to be included in this exciting community event and wishes SOAR luck with their first Farmer’s Market season.

the celebration cake provided by Eli's Cheesecake.

The celebration cake provided by Eli’s Cheesecake.

The Ribbon cutting ceremony took place at noon, celebrating the opening of SOAR's Farmers Market.

The Ribbon cutting ceremony took place at noon, celebrating the opening of SOAR’s Farmers Market.

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Eli’s Excited to be Included in Mayor’s Stanley Cup Wager

This morning, the mayoral wager was placed on the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals and once again Eli’s is extremely excited to be included in on the action. This year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn 122 slices of Eli’s cheesecake along with Giordano’s best deep dish pizza and other Chicago classics. Mayor Emanuel chose to bet 122 slices specifically to honor each year of the Stanley Cup. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the playoff wager one of his “favorite Chicago traditions” and it is one of ours as well. We here at Eli’s look forward to seeing the Hawks bring home another victory.

UPDATE: Congressman Mike Quigley has also bet his Florida colleagues an Eli’s Cheesecake on the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped finalize the wager with a “puck drop” on the steps of the Capitol Building.

 

 

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Eli’s shows their Blackhawks pride

 

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Eli’s Proud to Participate in A Taste That Matters

Yesterday, Eli’s attended the 4th Annual A Taste That Matters, a culinary event benefitting the Northern Illinois Food Depository. The Northern Illinois Food Depository works to provide nutritious meals to people in need in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties.  The event, presented by Jewel-Osco, is the organizations largest fundraiser with more than 600 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed a variety of food provided by the local businesses and an expansive silent auction.  Eli’s provided an array of desserts including our Cherry, Apple, and Dulce de Leche Mini Pies and other bite sized treats including our 7 Layer Bar, Salted Caramel Bar, Pecan Bar and Brownies. We also served tiny slices of our Original Plain cheesecake with two different topping options – a Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache and our Housemade Strawberry Coulis. Eli’s was thrilled to be a part of such a fun event. If you would like to learn more about the organization, please click here.

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A Taste That Matters was sponsored by a variety of leading food and beverage providers in the Northern Illinois area.

Eli’s served a variety of our mini desserts for attendees to sample.

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Eli’s Cheesecake named ‘Best Places to Get Alternative Wedding Cakes’

CBS2 Chicago’s Best of Chicago writer Elizabeth SanFilippo, named Eli’s Cheesecake as one of the “Best Places to Get an Alternative Wedding Cake’. She says for a wedding to “place an order for some smooth and creamy cheesecakes in a number of flavors and sizes” and she didn’t forget to add “as well as a handful of other tasty treats, like macarons and muffins” for the non-cheesecake crowd. Check out the article for yourself at: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-places-to-get-alternative-wedding-cakes-in-chicago/

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Hail to the Cheese

Eli’s has had the honor of creating many Inaugural and Presidential cakes in the past. We are proud of our quality, handmade cheesecakes and our talented associates who create these delicious desserts for such special occasions. Here’s a look back at some past celebrations:

President Clinton’s Inaugurations

1993 Eli’s Goes to Washington

To celebrate President Clinton’s first inauguration, Eli’s was invited to create a giant “Red, White and Bill” Cheesecake, which included layers of Cherry, Original Plain, and Blueberry Cheesecakes (left).

1996 “Eli’s” goes to Washington again

Because Eli’s Cheesecake was such a great hit four years earlier, Eli’s is invited to participate in President Clinton’s second inaugural festivities. In keeping with the Inaugural theme, “Building a Bridge to the 21st Century” the red, white and blue cheesecake is topped with an arched chocolate bridge a foot-and-a-half high.

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National Cheesecake Day Celebration at Eli’s Cheesecake–first sampling of the day is Eli’s Vanilla Bean Cheesecake (8am to 9am)

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The National Cheesecake Day Celebration is on Thursday, July 29th with free slices of a new flavor each hour from 8am to 6pm

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