VOL2 2016

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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The Hundred-Foot , Part 2 BY CHRIS STACY, Vice Chargé de Presse THE HOUSTON BAILLIAGE held the second of its two- part Hundred-Foot Journey event at Artisans Restaurant on October 11, 2015. The sold-out dinner celebrated two of Houston's most beloved and acclaimed chefs: Vice Conseiller Culinaire Kiran Verma, who owns the Indian fine-dining venue Kiran's, and Jacques Fox, owner of the classic French restaurant Artisans. Both establishments are considered world class. While the first cook-off between the two chefs took place at Kiran's, amid Indian décor, this one was held at Artisans, where the din- ing tables were aptly decorated with Eiffel Tower replicas. This wildly popu- lar event has been one of the most creative and successful dining expe- riences the Houston Bailliage has enjoyed in years. These fine chefs challenged each other in course after course, but their warmth and humility toward their guests—and ultimately toward each other— added an element of humanity to the meal. Chef Verma mingled with diners during dinner, and Chef Fox was often seen pouring wine—a rare sight for one so accomplished. This was one sequel that measured up to the original! G HOUSTON Artisans Restaurant October 11, 2015 LOBSTER BISQUE FLOATING ISLAND Crab Beignet TANDOORI CORNISH HEN Mango Chutney Manuel Olivier Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu 2012 *** OVEN-ROASTED VENISON TENDERLOIN Foie Gras, Shallot Demi-Glace, English Pea Purée, White Asparagus TANDOORI-ROASTED DUCK BREAST Orange Marmalade, Aloo Methi, Haricots Verts Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Bartavelles 2011 *** POACHED PEAR, WARM BLEU CHEESE, MICROGREENS Château Boutisse St.-Émilion Grand Cru 2010 DUO OF SAFFRON AND PISTACHIO CRÉME BRÛLÉE Meringue Lemon Tart, Red Fruits, Chocolate Bonbon Charentes Premier Cru PHOTOS BY DANIELE ORTIZ Lacs et des Bois Bailli Cheryl Kenny, Lacs et des Bois Officier Steve Kenny, Drew Swanson, Dame Maureen Higdon, Chevalier Ray Mentzer and Lacs et des Bois Vice Chargée de Presse Beverly Mentzer. Vice Echanson Hon. Bruce Weiner, Owner/Chef/Commandeur Jacques Fox, Dame Sheila Loewenstern and Vice Echanson Hon. Norman Loewenstern. Owner/Chef/Commandeur Jacques Fox and Owner/Chef/Vice Conseiller Culinaire Kiran Verma. David Hanson, Valerie Hanson, Bailli Franelle Rogers and Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Barbara McKnight. Bailli Franelle Rogers, Owner/Chef/Vice Conseiller Culinaire Kiran Verma and Bailli Provincial Hon. Mark Bermann. Dame Jeannette Loverdi, Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Hon. Hélène Burris, Bailli Provincial Hon. Mark Bermann, Alice Cos-Redden and Vice Chancelier-Argentier Mary Ann Landry. BAILLIAGES 116 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2

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