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Sizzling Sensation

| December 1, 2015 | Parties

THE PARTY More than 1,500 guests joined the Durpetti family to toast the new location, the first-ever expansion of legendary steakhouse Gene & Georgetti, established in 1941. It was truly a family affair, decked out in a celebratory spirit by designer Erin Patrick McDonald of Platinum Events. THE PEOPLE Marion and Tony Durpetti were joined by daughter Michelle Durpetti, Managing Partner Richard Ciota and close friend Ron Magers of ABC 7 for the grand opening. Executive Chef Luis Quiroz provided delicious hors d’oeuvres and Ferrara bakery gave out sweet treats to the crowd while live entertainment was pumped through the room by Zzazz Productions. THE PINNACLE Before dinner commenced, a special blessing was dedicated to all by Father Michael Doyle of River North’s Assumption Catholic Church. The ultimate note of celebration came next, with the fine silver cutting into the first steak, along with a Champagne toast by the mayor of Rosemont, Bradley Stephens. –Photos by Carasco Photography



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