Kyle Hepp and I, along with our husbands, were invited to dine in Geja’s Cafe, otherwise known as “the most romantic restaurant in Chicago.” At the last minute our mutual friend Jennifer and Kyle’s Mother decided to join us as well. The more the merrier is certainly true when it comes to sharing food, especially when it is fondue!
Once everyone arrived, we were escorted to our table, which was conventiently next to the Spanish guitarist playing flamenco music. Him combined with the exotic candlelit decor definitely created a romantic ambiance.
Fondue dining — which consists of cooking your own food at the table — is truly an intimate experience no matter who you are dining with. It was difficult to continue our conversations once the rich, creamy Swiss Gruyere cheese that had been melted over an open flame was placed in front of us with fresh breads and fruits for dipping. It was so delicious that Kyle, who normally dislikes cheese, could not stop eating it. We were also served a crisp green salad that was dressed with a tangy Dijon vinaigrette. Then we were presented for our mail meal with plates of lobster tails, jumbo shrimps, beef tenderloin, sea scallops, chicken breasts, and an array of colorful vegetables to cook in our pots of sizzling oils.
As if the meal could get not any better, it did, because for dessert we were given marshmallows for roasting along with moist pound cake and fresh fruits for dipping into the velvety Belgian chocolate fondue.
This is a meal I will never forget, since I could not ask for better food or company. If you are looking for a special dining experience in Chicago, Illinois look no further than Geja’s Cafe.