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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BY MANFRED RAISER, Chicago Vice Echanson ON FEBRUARY 21, thirty Chicago and Lake Shore Bailliage members gathered to congratulate the win- ner of the Midwest Regional Young Sommeliers Competition— Chicago native Miranda Elliot—at a champagne recep- tion prior to a fabulous Mondiale burgundy tasting and a delightful burgundy dinner at the Union League Club of Chicago. During the tasting, a stellar lineup of eight burgundies (three white and five red) was poured, highlighting dif- ferences in terroir, microclimate, and vintages. The group's expert guide was Johnson Ho, proprietor of the Pantheon Wine Shoppe in Northbrook, Illinois, and an internationally known burgundy expert. His wit, charm, and comprehensive knowledge of the region—including its history, culture, and, of course, wines—turned the first Mondiale event of the Chicago Bailliage's fiftieth anniversary year into an educational and entertaining affair. Executive Chef Michael Garbin, CEC, AAC, prepared a special dinner for confrères. The eve- ning's honored guests included Vice Echanson National des Jeunes Sommeliers David Merrill, Bailli Provincial Renee Wilmeth, and Echanson Provincial Randall Crocker, all of whom were pleased with the competition and subsequent celebratory events. G Union League Club of Chicago February 21, 2016 CITRUS SALAD Feta Cheese, Fresh Basil, EVOO Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard Montmains Chablis Premier Cru 2009 PORCHETTA Sautéed Escarole, Warm New Potato Salad, Tomato-Parsley Salad Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos du Roy Premier Cru 2005 LANDMARK CREAMERY ANABASQUE Frisée-Watercress Salad Louis Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune les Vergelesses Premier Cru 2009 BLACKBERRY-SUN DRIED CHERRY COBBLER Streusel Topping, Vanilla Ice Cream CHICAGO AND LAKE SHORE (Front row) Chicago Vice Echanson Manfred Raiser and MW Young Sommeliers Competition winner Miranda Elliot; (back row) Echanson Provincial Randall Crocker, MW Young Sommeliers Competition contestant Alex Ring, Master Sommelier Brandon Tebbe, MW Young Sommeliers Competition contestant Kaleb Kiger and Vice Echanson National des Jeunes Sommeliers David Merrill. Dame Beth Roldan. Pantheon Wine Shoppe Owner Johnson Ho. Chambellan Provincial/Chicago Bailli Mon Roldan and Executive Chef Michael Garbin, CEC, AAC. PHOTOS BY LORENZO TASSONE PHOTOGRAPHY MONDIALE 2 0 1 6 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 143

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