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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Dinner and Dance BY JIM RAY, Southwest Chargé de Presse Provincial ON DECEMBER 6, sixty-six San Antonio Bailliage members gathered at the San Antonio Country Club for their annual holiday dinner. One of the oldest clubs in the city, the elegant venue was magnificently turned out with seasonal decorations. This event is a favorite among members; one highlight is a live band so that they can dance the night away. Many mem- bers donned leis to get into the spirit of the "Hawaiian Christmas" theme. Banquet Manager Sylvia Cevallos did an extraordinary job on the decorations. Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Honoraire Marvin Jones, who is the club's general man- ager, collaborated with Executive Chef Nelson Millán and Vice Echanson Jeff Degner to create an excellent menu that worked in harmony with the stellar wines. In particular, Château Léoville-Barton St.-Julien 1990 was an outstanding com- plement to Ibérico de Bellota ham carpaccio. As diners sipped glasses of Warre's Vintage Port 1985, another great evening of excellent food, wine, music, and, most important, Chaîne camaraderie drew to a satisfying close. G SAN ANTONIO San Antonio Country Club December 6, 2015 LOMI LOMI TUNA AND SMOKED SALMON Ginger Beer-Macerated Peaches, Wonton Crisp Grgich Chardonnay 2010 SEARED DORADO FISH Trifongo, Roasted Eggplant Ajvar Sauce, Avocado Purée, Chicharrones Domaine Philippe Girard Savigny les Beaune 2005 IBÉRICO DE BELLOTA HAM CARPACCIO Compressed Melon, Homemade Mustard Château Léoville-Barton St.-Julien 1990 HULI HULI-SMOKED PORK RIBS Taro Mash, Pineapple-Carrot Purée, Macadamia-Mango-Currant Glaze Quintessa Napa 2000 HOMEMADE QUESO DE HOJA Green Papaya-Orange-Guava Compote Warre's Vintage Port 1985 Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Hon. Marvin Jones, Chargé de Presse Provincial Jim Ray, Bailli Vivian Ray, Vice Echanson Jeff Degner, Officier Catherine Milbourn, Executive Chef Nelson Millán and Bailli Provincial Bill Salomon. Chevalier Peter Hafkus, Anna Hafkus, Dame Dana Phillips and Chevalier Tom Phillips. Dame Sandi Goldner and Chevalier Michael Davis. Vice Chargée de Presse Hon. Judy Salomon and Bailli Provincial Bill Salomon. Dame Patricia Parker Weber, Chevalier Dave Uhler and Dame Martha Uhler. Vice Echanson Jeff Degner, Bailli Vivian Ray and Chevalier Denis Feliers. One highlight is a live band so that [members] can dance the night away. BAILLIAGES 58 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2

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