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Eli’s Goes to Washington…Again!

Today Eli’s Cheesecake is sending a Giant Eli’s Cheesecake for the Presidential Inauguration 2013! Weighing in at 500 pounds, this Big Eli’s Cake  was made with 155 lb. of cream cheese, 45 lb. of sugar, 20 dozen eggs, 2 cups of pure vanilla, and 100 lb. buttercream frosting, along with substantial amount of other ingredients listed below. This will be the second cheesecake Eli’s has made for Barack Obama’s Inauguration; Eli’s also made Obama’s First Inaugural Cake. Eli’s Pastry Chef, Laurel Bogel, designed, bake, and hand-decorated the huge cheesecake. Eli’s is honored to be making such notable cake for a great event in U.S. History.



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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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Eli’s Goes to Washington D.C. for a Taste of Chicago Hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Illinois Congressional Delegation

One of our great honors is to accompany Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley when he brings a “Taste of Chicago” to Washington D.C. This year, the Mayor invited Members of Congress and other dignitaries to the Great Hall of the
Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress which opened to the public in November of 1897.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Hall is one of the most magnificent public spaces in the country. The ceiling is 75 feet above the marble floor and is decorated with stained glass skylights supported by elaborately paneled beams finished in aluminum leaf. In the center of the marble floor is a large brass inlay shaped like a sun, on which are inscribed the four cardinal points of the compass. Bordering the sun on four sides are round medallions with 12 brass inlays
representing the signs of the zodiac..

 

On the east side is the Commemorative Arch leading back to the Main Reading Room . Inscribed into the frieze above are the words Library of Congress. Above that, flanked by eagles, is a tablet with the names of the
engineers and architects who were responsible for the design and construction of the Jefferson Building.

 

 

 

Eli’s brought an assortment of cheesecakes–Original, Cookies & Cream and Mud Pie that were a hit of the party.

 

 

Chicago has a very dedicated hospitality community which is delighted to support events promoting the City around the country.

 

Eli’s Marc Schulman celebrates the success of the Taste of Chicago in DC with Tom Grey and Tim Thomas of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, who produce the Taste of Chicago and this special event in Washington.

 

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Eli’s Delighted to Provide Dessert for a Taste of American Agriculture on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Today is the National Ag Day Celebration in Washington DC. There is a morning FFA Capitol Hill Rally followed by the National Ag Day Luncheon featuring our dear friend, Orion Samuelson, as moderator.

In the afternoon, the public and legislators will enjoy a Taste of American Agriculture at the Longworth Office Building. We are delighted that Eli’s Cheesecake is representing the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago in this important celebration of the American food industry.

Taste of American Agriculture

The Taste of American Agriculture is an event focusing on the Abundance of Agriculture. Attendees will enjoy food and drinks representing the abundance of American agriculture. Special co-hosts for the event are Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture and Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Agriculture.

The Taste of American Agriculture will take place from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 in the House Ag Committee Room in the Longworth Building (Washington, DC) and is open to the public. The Longworth Building is located South of the Capitol on a site bounded by Independence Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, South Capitol Street, and C Street, S.E.

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