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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The Return of the Boo Dats BY TONY RITTER, Vice Chargé de Presse ON OCTOBER 22, 2015, as the moon rose, the ghostly spirits of the French Quarter began to stir, coming out of their haunts and roaming the streets looking for treats. So, too, were New Orleans Bailliage members en route to their annual Halloween dinner. Ready for their arrival with seasonal delights were Muriel's Jackson Square Co-Owners Rick Gratia and Doug Ahlers. Executive Chef Erik Veney was busy creating ghoulish culi- nary treats for one and all to enjoy. Bailli Yvette Cressend and Argentier National Rufus Cressend hosted the bewitching evening. Attendees were tricked out in their favorite costumes to help set the mood. Vice Chancelier-Argentier William Feibleman and Vice Echanson Wayne Forman had searched the enchanted forest for the perfect witches' brew to accompany the fare. After the magical potions were uncorked and imbibed, a strange mist seemed to overtake the room, casting a spell on those within it. At evening's end, Argentier National Cressend pre- sented Chef Veney with an award of merit on behalf of the New Orleans Chapter. As a werewolf could be heard howling at the moon and vampires could be seen fleeing the light, the Halloween party came to a delicious and satisfying end. G NEW ORLEANS Muriel's Jackson Square October 22, 2015 ROASTED CORN BISQUE Toasted Brioche Crouton, Lobster Canapé Moises Pinot Gris 2014 GRILLED AUBERGINE SALAD Goat Cheese, Lamb Rillettes Domaine Brusset Gigondas Tradition le Grand Montmirail 2013 BLACK PEPPER-SPICED, GRILLED CORNISH HEN Wild Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Grapes, Natural Reduction Sauce Château de la Bonnelière Chinon les Cornuelles 2012 BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB Mille-Feuille Potatoes, Haricots Verts, Red Wine Demi-Glace Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 CHOCOLATE-RED WINE GANACHE TARTLETS Vice Conseiller Culinaire National Hon. Mary Bartholomew, Chevalier Howard Nobles, Professionnel de la Table Cynthia Nobles and Argentier National Rufus Cressend. Cheryl Lombana, Chevalier Don Fearn and Dame Donna Ritter. Cheryl Lombana and Chevalier Cesar Lombana. Maître de Table Hôtelier David Bradley and Maître Hôtelier Sandra Bradley. Anna Marks and Chevalier Herbert Marks. Dame Jennifer Elliott and Vice Chargé de Presse Tony Ritter. Vice Chancelier-Argentier William Feibleman, Dame Brandi Feibleman, Dame Lacy Rabe and Mo Rabe. Dame Kathleen Turner, Chevalier Joe Maumus and Beaumont Vice Chargée de Presse Kate Hambright. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 6 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 43