Candid Candace: Galas Galore
Chicago’s original and one of our favorite steakhouses, Gene & Georgetti, toasted its 75th anniversary at its Rosemont location (9421 W Higgins Rd) on Sunday, October 16. More than 500 close friends, family and staff gathered to celebrate the special milestone. The evening featured a performance by the Becca Kaufman Orchestra with a personalized twist on Bob Hope’s Thanks For the Memory. Guests also delighted in a hilarious and heart warming surprise commemorative video that staff from both Chicago and Rosemont locations filmed to debut that evening, followed by a choral performance by Tina J. Crawley and the TJC Choir. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed delicious passed appetizers by Executive Chef Luis Quiroz, and sipped on signature cocktails while sharing their personal stories and fond memories of Gene & Georgetti. The event was capped off with dancing in The Estate ballroom. “My family and I are truly overwhelmed with emotion. This was a party filled with our closest friends and family celebrating the legacy my grandparents, Gene and Ida Michelotti, had started 75 years ago,” stated Managing Partner Michelle Durpetti. “It is with great pride and immensely humble gratitude that we thank each and every one who has joined us in celebrating this very special anniversary with us.” Here’s to 75 more Tony, Marion, Michelle, Rich Ciota and your entire, wonderful staff!