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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in the Desert BY DAVID LAMB, Vice Chancelier-Argentier A HIGHLIGHT OF the Palm Springs Bailliage's Chaîne season was the chapter's annual induction dinner held on January 11 at the picturesque Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California. Reminiscent of a Tuscan villa surrounded by citrus orchards, olive trees, and lush landscaped vistas, it was the perfect setting for this cel- ebratory event. Bailli Craig Surdy brought a Methuselah- sized bottle of Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 from his personal cellar for attendees to enjoy; all found it exceptional. He then introduced presiding officer Chancelier National Heinz Hofmann, who, after providing a brief history of the Chaîne, inducted Chevaliers W. Gardner Barker, Gary Honts, Gerald Pharris, James Sutton, Jr., and Lance Walsh and Dames de la Chaîne Marie Himelman and Laura Walsh. Chambellan Provincial/ Reno Bailli Ranson Webster was on hand to witness the inductions. Bailli Surdy then elevated Vice Chargé de Missions Lee Morcus and recognized other members for their longstanding service to the Palm Springs Chapter. Executive Chef Eric Wadlund and his outstand- ing team prepared a feast befitting the elegant occasion. Following the meal, Bailli Surdy thanked them for a din- ner and service worthy of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs! G PALM SPRINGS Toscana Country Club January 11, 2016 CHILLED MAINE LOBSTER- SCALLOP MOUSSELINE Apple, Radish, Powdered Pistachio Oil, Micro Watercress, Toasted Hazelnut Dressing Hospices de Beaune Genevrières Cuvée Baudot Meursault Premier Cru 2006 PAN-ROASTED SALMON FILLET Tomato Jam, Roasted Pears, Asian Bacon Echezeaux Grand Cru 2005 GRILLED NEW YORK STRIP STEAK Caramelized Cipollini Onions, Fingerling Potato Chips, Black Truffle-Port Wine Sauce Hartwell Vineyards Divine Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 FRESH FRUIT TART Chocolate-Macaroon Crust, Toasted Coconut-Caramel Ice Cream Château Guiraud Sauternes 2001 Château Guiraud Sauternes 2005 PHOTOS BY BILL LEE Maître Restaurateur Al Kirsinas, Kiarybel Lara, Bailli Craig Surdy, Aspen Professionnel de la Table Scarlett Adams and Aspen Professionnel de la Table Bill Adams. Bailli Craig Surdy and Executive Chef Eric Wadlund. Chambellan Provincial/Reno Bailli Ranson Webster, Chancelier National Heinz Hofmann and Vice Chargé de Presse Frank Berman. Vice Chancelier-Argentier Hon. Annette Rakowitz and Bailli Hon. Martin Rakowitz. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 6 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 95