In August, our team at Gene & Georgetti hosted our second class in our Classic Cocktails Series. This time, we explored the quintessential martini. Whether shaken or stirred, a great martini is a matter of personal taste.

Our downtown Chicago restaurant team hosted a private dining group who explored the tastes of a gin or vodka base, served dry, wet or perfect, on the rocks, neat or straight up. The final touch? Drop-in a deliciously salty olive, or a refreshing lemon twist. After learning how to make a traditional martini, we switched over to a light and summery Rosé martini, featuring a splash of rosé wine stirred with a rosé grapefruit vodka.

After cocktail hour and passed appetizers including calamari and bruschetta, our group sat for a steak dinner and tasted the difference between wet-aged and dry-aged cuts, while also feasting on Gene & Georgetti signature menu items.

To book your own Classic Cocktail & Dinner experience with your group, contact our Private Dining and Events Manager Lauren Berman at (312) 527-3718 ext: 8407.


Special thanks to our partner vendors:

Event Planner: Michelle Durpetti Events
Floral: Fragrant Design
Linens: BBJ Linen
Printing: Smitten Boutique
Photography: Collin Pierson

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