VOL2 2018

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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Chef Julian Serrano Dazzles BY THE LATE MARILYN LAROCQUE, Far West Chargée de Presse Provincial Honoraire WITH THE BELLAGIO'S fountains rocketing streams of water into the air as background, Michelin-starred Owner/ Chef Julian Serrano and his team at LAGO created a delicious feast for the Las Vegas Bailliage on September 27, 2017. Taking advantage of the balmy air, the evening began on the patio overlook- ing the lake, whose thousand-plus jets create an aquatic ballet. In addition to champagne and wine, two imaginative cocktails launched the festivities in style. Vice Conseiller Gastronomique National Michael Severino, who is also the chapter's vice conseiller gas- tronomique, welcomed the group and introduced winery owner Frank Husic, whose 100-point Husic Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 was the standout wine of the night. It, and its "cousin"—Husic Vineyards Palm Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2013—were paired with tomahawk steak and braised duck. The elegance and richness of the older wine and exuberance of the younger pro- vided an interesting contrast in relation to the hearty dish. Master Sommeliers Luis DeSantos and Ira Harmon and Advanced Sommelier Stu Roy, all from Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, introduced the wines. In closing, Vice Conseiller Gastronomique National Severino presented Chef Serrano with a Chaîne plaque and a double magnum of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne. G LAS VEGAS PHOTOS BY CASHMAN PHOTO Owner/Chef Julian Serrano (center) with confrères and staff. Cynthia Kimmel and Chevalier Paul Kimmel. Husic Vineyards Owner Frank Husic. Dame Camille Ruvo, Chevalier David Straus, and Heidi Straus. Vice Conseiller Gastrnomique National Michael Severino and Owner/Chef Julian Serrano. Chevalier Raymond Kim, Pearl Kim, Chevalier Duncan Lee, Janie Low, Chevalier Derek Uehara, Maître Hôtelier Stowe Shoemaker, and Khai Vu. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 8 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 109

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