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 Invasion BY SANDRA CUTTER, Vice Chargée de Presse AS SURE AS the swallows return to Capistrano and the groundhog predicts the advent of spring, chefs from Saint-Étienne, France, visit Des Moines every January. As guests of the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College, the chefs instruct the students in the time-honored methods of French cooking. The relationship was forged in 1985 when Des Moines entered into a sister-city agreement with Saint-Étienne. Each May, ICI's top eight students (the winners of the Marge Anderson Culinary Scholarship) tour France and spend two addi- tional weeks interning in Saint-Étienne. Des Moines Bailliage members were invited to ICI on January 28 for a meal prepared by culi- nary students who had been trained by the French chefs. A highlight of the evening was the "Mystery Bag" fund-raiser, which raised $1,825 for scholar- ships. Bailli Jim Cutter came away with a bottle of Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2003! In addition, scholarship committee co-chairs Chevalier Jim Fleming and Dame de la Chaîne Allison Fleming introduced 2016 Chaîne Scholar Justin Campbell, who is looking forward to touring France and rep- resenting the Chaîne! G DES MOINES Iowa Culinary Institute January 28, 2016 CRUNCHY SHRIMP Coconut Milk, Ginger, Granny Smith Apple SAUTÉED SCALLOP Mussel Sauce, Celery, Spinach TOURNEDOS ROSSINI Truffles, Mashed Potatoes BOURBON-VANILLA CRÈME BRÛLÉE LEMON-LIME CAKE RASPBERRY SORBET A highlight of the evening was the "Mystery Bag" fund-raiser, which raised $1,825 for scholarships. Bailli Jim Cutter, Chevalier Jim Fleming, 2016 Chaîne Scholar Justin Campbell, Dame Allison Fleming and Maître de Table Restaurateur Robert Anderson. Chef Loïc Vaillant and Chef Didier Lassaigne. Dame Lyla Maynard. Dame Diana Krell and Chevalier Keith Krell. Dame Maura Nelson and Bailli Jim Cutter. John Mandelbaum and Dame Cyril Mandelbaum. 2 0 1 6 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 23 PHILANTHROPY