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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Sublime Exploration at Sixteen BY TODD ARKEBAUER, Vice Chargé de Presse ON MAY 16, the Chicago Bailliage returned to Sixteen for a black-tie din- ner showcasing Executive Chef Thomas Lents's thoughtful approach to modern American cuisine. Confrères last visited Sixteen in 2012, just weeks after Chef Lents came aboard; since then, the res- taurant has received two Michelin stars, five stars from Forbes , and the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award. Members were delighted to experience the evolu- tion of Sixteen's exquisite food, service, and ambiance. For his culinary homage to spring, Chef Lents created an in-depth study of ingredients in a variety of preparations. The featured items included lobster, Brittany Coast seafood, thistles, and vari- eties of asparagus and spring alliums. Outstanding wines from the Chicago Bailliage's cellar were served with expert oversight from Sommelier Parag Lalit. Chef Lents graciously pro- vided food commentary, and Chevalier Todd Fisher delivered insights on the wine pairings. At evening's end, Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Mon Roldan thanked the Sixteen team and presented a Chaîne plaque to Chef Lents. Certificates of merit were awarded to Sommelier Lalit, Executive Sous-Chef Nick Dostal, Pastry Chef Evan Sheridan, and Assistant Director of Restaurants Doug Kahn. Attendees were thrilled to participate in this gastronomic exploration of ingre- dients and new flavor profiles at what was surely one of the finest events of the Chicago Bailliage's fiftieth anniver- sary season! G CHICAGO Chicago confrères. Chevalier Dan Nelson, Chevalier Sam Tepper, Dame Erin Nelson, Dame Wanda Grant and Chevalier Ricardo Knight. Vice Chancelier-Argentier Allen Kutchins, Chevalier Todd Fisher, Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Mon Roldan and Dame Beth Roldan. Steven Davis, Dame Charlotte Horton-Davis, Chevalier Arthur Falk and Nancy Falk. David Thompson and Dame Destiny Thompson. Dame Inez Saunders, Chevalier Richard Groh and Bailli Hon. Jane Tracy. Vice Chargée de Missions Beth Lang, Chevalier Steven Vinezeano and Dame Jennifer Philbrook. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 6 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 35