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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French-Asian Fusion at Nectar BY ELLEN ROSENBERG, Vice Chargée de Presse ON OCTOBER 4, 2015, members of the Delaware Valley Bailliage gathered for a fall feast at Nectar, located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Nectar, which features Asian- inspired French cuisine, has consistently been named one of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia suburbs. Partner/Executive Chef Patrick Feury, who, among other career highlights, was sous-chef at Le Cirque 2000 in New York, sources local, organic ingredients daily and uses French and Asian techniques to prepare them. He created an extraordinary menu for the group featuring fresh seasonal items. Confrères were delighted to have spe- cial guest Masanaga Hikichi, chargé de presse of the Japan Bailliage, and several of his colleagues join them at this dinner. It was great to hear him report on Chaîne events in his country as well as his positive impres- sions about the Nectar feast. With international guests and a menu that pulled from a variety of culinary tradi- tions, attendees felt as if they had truly shared a global experience. G DELAWARE VALLEY Nectar October 4, 2015 HERB GAZPACHO Goat and Holstein Milk Burrata, Nectar Garden Heirloom Tomato Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2014 GRILLED LOBSTER English Pea Vialone Nano Rice, Indonesian Curry Hugel Gewürztraminer Jubilee 2008 TEA-SMOKED DUCK BREAST Roasted Foie Gras, Confit Dumplings, Caramelized Shallot-Quince Purée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012 GRILLED RACK OF LAMB Black Bean, Eggplant, Water Chestnuts, Anise Herb Sauce D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2010 VALRHONA WHITE CHOCOLATE TORTE Yuzu Curd, Green Tea Mousse Kiona Ice Wine 2012 PHOTOS BY ELLEN ROSENBERG, PERCY NIKORA AND MASANAGA HIKICHI Japan Chargé de Presse Masanaga Hikichi and guests. Bailli Elect Matthew Karstetter, Vice Echanson Gene Rockower and Japan Chargé de Presse Masanaga Hikichi. Foundation Chair Hon./Grand Commandeur Shelly Margolis and Harriet Lassin. Ecuyer Michelle Payne, Jason Payne, Dame Nicole Thorne and Bailli Brian Thorne. Officier Bill Goldman, Ellie Goldman, Harriet Lassin and Chevalier Ron Lassin. BAILLIAGES 124 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2