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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New Jersey Monthly Editor Ken Schlager and Vice Chargée de Presse Diana Stroup. Vice Chancelier-Argentier Hon. Paula Marino, Vice Conseiller Culinaire Kurt Knowles, Sr. and Bailli Provincial Robin Jacobs. Homage to Downton Abbey BY DIANA STROUP, Vice Chargée de Presse IN HOMAGE TO the final season of Downton Abbey , Bailli Joe Marino selected an exquisite re-creation of aristocratic post-Edwardian Britain as the theme for the New Jersey Bailliage's fifty-fourth induction din- ner on January 27. The event was held at the historic Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, New Jersey. Originally the residence of an early American industrialist, the venue is currently owned by the Knowles family. For this event, Vice Conseiller Culinaire Kurt Knowles, Sr. became the Earl of Essex, while his wife, Leslie Knowles, assumed the title of Countess of Montclair. Attire was period perfect with tiara and white tie. Executive Chef Robert Albers researched the menus of the era to craft a six-course dinner that would have appealed to the Yorkshire aristocracy. Three new mem- bers were inducted, and Vice Chargée de Presse Diana Stroup was ele- vated. Dinner was held in the Music Room, which boasts an immense dining table, gorgeous tapestries, and a hand-painted vaulted ceiling. After the meal, in keeping with the tradition of the times, the ladies retired to the drawing room for tea and pastries, while the gentlemen set off to enjoy port and cigars. G NEW JERSEY Pleasantdale Château January 27, 2016 CREAM OF BARLEY SOUP Fried Herbed Brioche Blandy's 10-Year-Old Verdelho COLD POACHED SALMON English Cucumbers, Curly Parsley, Tomato Rose, Lemon Wedge, Sauce Verte Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett 2014 CRISPY ROAST DUCK Glazed Baby Turnips, Blackberry Sauce Joseph Drouhin Côte de Nuits-Villages 2013 ORLOFF-STYLE ROASTED VEAL LOIN Matchstick Potatoes, Mushroom Ragoût, Mornay Sauce Château la Nerthe Châteauneuf- du-Pape 2007 COLORADO LAMB RACK AND CONFIT SHOULDER Minted Green Pea-Creamed Carrot Timbale, Affilla Cress, Garlic Chips, Lamb Sauce Château Grivière 2011 APPLE CHARLOTTE Château de Cosse 2009 Laurie Sebastiano, Garden State Vice Chancelier-Argentier Hon. Ivan Jacobs and Chevalier John Sebastiano. Vice Conseiller Culinaire Kurt Knowles, Sr. and Leslie Knowles. Jenn Barenbaum and Chevalier Lawrence Berger. BAILLIAGES 34 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2