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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Dîner des BY JOHN STANSELL, Connecticut Vice Chargé de Presse THE STATELY UNION League Café, located in a National Historic Landmark building in New Haven, Connecticut, was the setting for the Connecticut and Hartford bailliages' joint holiday induction dinner on December 6. Bailli Provincial Gabor Huszar presided over the inductions of six new members: Chevalier Richard Heffernan, Dame de la Chaîne Susan Mentelos, Chevalier Michael Pellegrino, and Dame de la Chaîne Andrea Shaw joined the Connecticut Bailliage, while Chevalier Michael Ciscar and Dame de la Chaîne Edesa Ciscar were inducted into the Hartford Chapter. In addition, Chevalier John Salling was inducted into the Mondiale. After a cham- pagne toast to the new confrères, the group of fifty-plus attendees moved to the dining room for the main event. Owner/Executive Chef/ Connecticut Maître Rôtisseur Jean-Pierre Vuillermet helmed the kitchen while diners savored his deli- cious creations under the care of attentive waitstaff. Connecticut Bailli Honoraire Jeffrey Hellman did his usual fine job of enlightening attendees about the eve- ning's wines. If two heads are better than one, then surely two bailliages are better than one for an evening of fine dining and camaraderie. G CONNECTICUT AND HARTFORD Union League Café December 6, 2015 ALASKAN BLACK COD Oyster, Caviar Montrachet 2013 PHEASANT-FOIE GRAS PIE Braised Savoy Cabbage, Wild Mushrooms Anne et Sébastien Bidault les Herbues Chambolle-Musigny 2011 CHILLED DUCK CONSOMMÉ Celery-Green Apple Granité SWISS CHARD- AND OLIVE- STUFFED LAMB SADDLE Jerusalem Artichoke Purée Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1986 BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE- CHESTNUT MOUSSE French Meringue, Candied Chestnut Kirk and Sweeney 23-Year-Old Rum Connecticut Bailli Allison Reams and Dame Susan Mentelos. Connecticut Bailli Allison Reams, Connecticut Vice Chancelier-Argentier Vicki Altmeyer, Bailli Provincial Gabor Huszar, Connecticut Vice Chancelier-Argentier Hon. Theresa Huszar, Hartford Vice Chancelier-Argentier Jennifer Dunn and Hartford Bailli Gary Dunn. Connecticut and Hartford confrères. Chevalier John Salling and Bailli Provincial Gabor Huszar. Hartford Bailli Gary Dunn and Dame Edesa Ciscar. Two bailliages share one spectacular evening. BAILLIAGES 84 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 6 v 2

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