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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White Truffle Dinner at Spiaggia BY TODD ARKEBAUER, Vice Chargé de Presse SPIAGGIA HAS BEEN setting the standard for creative Italian cuisine in Chicago for three decades, earning four-star reviews, international praise, and numerous awards, including a 2014 James Beard nomination for Outstanding Restaurant. On November 16, 2015, Partner/Executive Chef Tony Mantuano hosted Chicago Bailliage members for his annual degustazioni di tartufo bianco . Dinner was served in the elegant main dining room, which had been recently remodeled to give it a lighter, more contemporary feel. Following the feast, Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Mon Roldan thanked Chef Mantuano for host- ing this spectacular event and presented him with a Chaîne plaque. He also gave awards of merit to the Spiaggia team, including distinguished Sommelier/ Beverage Director Rachael Lowe; Pastry Chef Melanie Diamond-Manlusoc; Executive Sous-Chef Brian Bruns; and Senior Director of Sales Cyndi Rosenberg. If truffles are the royal family of gourmet foods, then Piedmont's white truffles are king. The tartufo bianco is the most flavorful and aromatic of all truffle species, and Chef Mantuano showcased this luxury ingredient throughout an innovative menu that paid tribute to Italian cuisine—modern, refined, and beautiful in its simplicity. Diners left the Michelin-starred Spiaggia feeling like royalty. Cin cin ! G CHICAGO PHOTOS BY HUGE GALDONES Chicago officers with Partner/Executive Chef Tony Mantuano. Dame Shari Massey and Chevalier Kevin Massey. (Front row) Vice Echanson Manfred Raiser, Pastry Chef Melanie Diamond-Manlusoc, Sommelier/Beverage Director Rachael Lowe and Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Mon Roldan; (back row) Executive Sous-Chef Brian Bruns, Vice Chargé de Presse Todd Arkebauer and Restaurant Manager Jason Kunzer. BAILLIAGES 60 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2