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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BY ISABELLA OVEREND, Caribbean/Atlantic Islands Chargée de Presse Provincial/Nassau Bailli GRAYCLIFF HOTEL & Restaurant's internationally renowned wine cellar of more than 250,000 bottles was established by Graycliff Owner/ Maître Rôtisseur Enrico Garzaroli and his wife, Anna Maria Garzaroli. Therefore, it's no surprise that their son, Paolo Garzaroli, presides over the Bahamas' first winery, Bahama Barrels. It was the perfect venue for the Nassau Mondiale's event on February 20. Paolo Garzaroli introduced Winemaker Jason Fernandez, who, during his two decades in commercial winemaking, crafted wines for corporations such as Bonny Doon Vineyard, Estancia Vineyards, Constellation Brands, and O'Neill Vintners & Distillers. With a biology degree as his foundation, Winemaker Fernandez pursued opportunities to gain experience in production planning, laboratory management, and start-up wineries, which is what ultimately brought him to the Bahamas. Attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet while comparing Bahama Barrels wines with imports. Winemaker Fernandez explained that their wines blend grapes from several countries. "Every winery has a unique set of challenges to achieve their goals, and it takes problem solving and dedication to achieve them," Paolo Garzaroli noted. "This is what Jay brings to Bahama Barrels." In lauding Paolo Garzaroli's success, Chargée de Presse Provincial/ Bailli Isabella Overend pointed to his role-model father. Maître Rôtisseur Enrico Garzaroli, in turn, swelled with pride. G NASSAU Winemaker Jason Fernandez and Chargée de Presse Provincial/Bailli Isabella Overend. Winemaker Jason Fernandez, Maurice Bastian, James Juste, and Bahama Barrels Head Paolo Garzaroli. Graycliff Owner/Maître Rôtisseur Enrico Garzaroli and Bahama Barrels Head Paolo Garzaroli. Bailli Provincial Hon. Ron Overend and Linda Neven. MONDIALE 130 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 8 v 2

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