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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Turkish Delight BY CLARINE HATFIELD, Vice Chargée de Presse ON OCTOBER 11, 2015, Hillsborough Bailliage mem- bers gathered at the lovely French Normandy-style home of Vice Chargé de Missions Honoraire Chuck Syers and Vice Chargée de Presse Honoraire Gayle Syers for a Turkish dinner catered by Maître de Table Restaurateur Giorgio Yesilyurt and his team from his San Mateo res- taurant Central Park Bistro. Noted Turkish was "imported" from Los Angeles for the occasion. He and Sous- Chef Enrique Saban were instrumental in preparing the superb Turkish repast. Dame de la Chaîne Terry Distefano was inducted at a special ceremony officiated by Bailli Provincial Honoraire Dick Sponholz. Her hus- band, Chevalier Dave Distefano, is a member of Tampa Sun Coast Chapter, as the couple winters in Florida. Just as the dessert of Turkish delight with Turkish tea was about to be served, a belly dancer appeared. She was charming, talented, and a big hit with all! Chevalier Distefano brought a Turkish after-dinner wine to share in honor of his wife's induction. and the generosity of Maître de Table Restaurateur Yesilyurt. Enjoyed by one and all, this jovial event epito- mized what the Chaîne is all about! G HILLSBOROUGH Syers Residence October 11, 2015 SHEPHERD'S SALAD Stuffed Artichoke, Lima Beans, Dill, Garlic, Onions Big Basin Bald Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 RED WINE-BRAISED OCTOPUS Arugula, Lemon Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2013 OVEN-ROASTED LAMB Turkish Spices, Tomato, Mushroom, Italian Long Pepper, Provolone Richard Partridge Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 PISTACHIO BAKLAVA Turkish Delight, Boiled Turkish Tea Officier Stanley Gogol, Dame Terry Distefano, Chevalier Dave Distefano and Bailli Lois Gogol. Silicon Valley Vice Chancelier-Argentier Sally Swanson and Chevalier Dennis Swanson. Chevalier Walter Heinzer and Dame Claudia Smay. Dame Terry Distefano and Bailli Provincial Hon. Dick Sponholz. BAILLIAGES 52 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2

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