Gene and Georgetti: Veal Lemone recipe

July 11, 2011 9:46:11 AM PDT
Chicago's oldest steakhouse -- Gene and Georgetti -- celebrates its 70th anniversary with a special 3-day menu and shows ABC7 how to make a favorite dish, veal lemone.

River North's Gene & Georgetti was founded in 1941 by Gene Michellotti and his partner Alfredo Federighi, who was nicknamed "Georgetti" after a famous Italian cyclist. Partners Gene and "Georgetti" worked hand in hand to establish the reputation of excellence that is continued through today. Showcasing their fine Italian cuisine, general manager Richard Ciota gives a taste of what is on the celebration menu.

Veal Lemone
(serves 2)

3 2oz Veal Medallions
4 oz White Wine
1 tbsp Butter
1 cup Flour
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2oz Chicken Stock
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Fresh Chopped Parsley (garnish)
3 slices of lemon (garnish)

1) Lightly dust the veal with flour.
2) Heat olive oil in a fry pan
3) Place the veal into the pan, season with salt and pepper and sear for about 30 seconds
4) Turn over the veal, season this side as well with salt and black pepper and sear for about 30 seconds
5) Remove the veal and exceeding olive oil, replace the pan over the heat and add butter, pour in the lemon juice, white wine and chicken stock let it reduce for about 2 minutes
6) Once your sauce is ready, transfer veal to a serving dish, pour the sauce over them, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and three slices of lemon and serve

(RELEASE) Gene & Georgetti (500 N. Franklin Street), a Chicago legend for 70 years, marks their milestone anniversary with three nights of throwback dinners--with partial proceeds to benefit three specially selected charities--on Thursday, July 14- Saturday, July 16. These 1940's-themed celebrations will feature special 4-course prix-fix menus, cocktails, entertainment, décor, glamour--and prices--straight out of their opening year of 1941. That's right, 1940's prices in 2011, as the menu (which includes two cocktails) costs just $15.25 per person (tax and gratuity not included).

On Thursday, experience a retro dinner party, complete with vintage movie posters, classic libations and décor. On Friday, hearken back to Hollywood's golden years-the era of the movie star-with celeb impersonators and 1940's films on the screens. Finally, on Saturday, swing to the sounds of the "Big Band Era" with legendary Sway Chicago, as they join Gene & Georgetti to wrap up the festivities.

The prix-fix menu is available each day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m, and entertainment begins nightly at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Please contact reservations, (Marissa Vangarderen) between the hours of 9AM - 4PM Monday thru Friday at 312-527-3718.

As an extra "thank you" to the community that has supported them for 70 years, Gene & Georgetti will donate partial proceeds from the evenings to three beneficiating charities: Common Threads, Standing Tall, and St. Vincent DePaul Center.

The menu is as follows and includes two cocktails from the list found below:

Appetizer (choice of):
Homemade Minestrone Soup
Stuffed Celery with Blue & Cream Cheese
Anchovy Canape with pimento

Tossed Iceberg lettuce with Tomato Wedge & House Dressing

Entree (choice of):
Broiled Striplion Steak (12oz)
Broiled Filet Mignon (8 oz)
Broiled Center Cut Pork Chop
Chicken Vesuvio
Broiled Whitefish
Mostaccioli or Spaghetti with meat sauce

Sides (choice of): Sauteed Spinach with olive oil and garlic
Sauteed Broccoli with olive oil and garlic
Broiled Mushrooms in a butter sauce

Dessert (choice of):
Vanilla Ice Cream

$15.25/ person (tax and tip not included). Price of menu includes 2 drinks/person.

Cocktails (choice of):
Old Fashion
Rob Roy
Beer (Budweiser)
Wine (Chianti or Chardonnay)
VS Cognac
Coffee, water, or soft drink

Please, no substitutions

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