Gastronome is the official publication of the U.S. Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. The magazine provides coverage of local, regional, national and international Chaîne events as well as feature stories about members and member establishments.
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BY MARIA EASTLICK, Vice Chargée de Presse ON FEBRUARY 11, the Miami Bailliage celebrated the Year of the Monkey with a Chinese New Year's banquet at King Palace BBQ restaurant. The first things patrons see upon entering the establishment are hanging roasted ducks and a gurgling fish tank teeming with the latest offerings. Attendees were treated to an awesome lion dance performance during which the lions gave them red envelopes in hopes of receiving lucky dollars in return. The tables were adorned with decorative chopsticks, colorful lace fans, and scented soaps. Stuffed monkeys hung on the chairs. Many confrères donned tradi- tional Chinese attire, adding to the ambiance of the evening. A laughing Buddha kept watch over the group as platters of food arrived under the auspices of friendship, prosperity, love, good luck, peace, good health, longevity, and sweet dreams. As at all Miami Bailliage events, Bailli Nancy Radlauer held a "Chefs of the Future" scholarship raffle to benefit Johnson & Wales University culinary students. She then thanked King Palace Owner Mei Wu for the outstanding evening. Attendees lingered over dessert, sharing their hopes for a sweet year ahead. G Hat Trick BY SANDRA CUTTER, Vice Chargée de Presse IN SPORTS, A hat trick is the achievement of a partic- ular feat three times in the same event—for example, three goals in an ice hockey game. On September 13, 2015, the Des Moines Bailliage achieved its own hat trick with an antique car show, a tour of the Iowa State Capitol, and dinner at a downtown eatery! What a wonderful day!!! The Des Moines Concours d'Elegance is a premier auto exhi- bition near the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The afternoon was warm and sunny as attendees strolled among the vin- tage automobiles and dreamed of days gone by. Then it was off to the Iowa State Capitol, where Chevalier Robert Taylor, a State Representative, escorted members around the display hall. The group walked up 298 steps and outside to the top of the golden dome for a spectacular view of downtown. According to a profile of the Capitol on the state's website, the dome is covered in 23-carat gold leaf. On display on the main floor is an 18-foot-long model of the USS Iowa . The final stop was Proof restaurant for a superb, late-summer feast prepared by Owner/Chef Sean Wilson. Attendees scored a hat trick to win the day in spectacular fashion! G MIAMI DES MOINES Bailli Jim Cutter with a 1934 Aston Martin. Des Moines Bailliage members. PHOTOS BY DAPHNE DIAZ Charles Radlauer, Bailli Nancy Radlauer and Bailli Provincial Charles Radlauer. Dame Geen Stier and Michelle Sandler. BAILLIAGES 104 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2