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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Savoring Sake at Gideon Sweet BY STEPHANIE M. BLASER, Vice Chargée de Presse "I WANT YOU to experience the full range of sake, from robust to delicate," said sake specialist Jonathon Edwards to Chicago Mondiale members at Gideon Sweet on December 4. Mr. Edwards and the Gideon Sweet team delivered on this promise by presenting no fewer than twelve Japanese sakes during the evening. Gideon Sweet is co-owned by Michelin-starred Chefs Graham Elliot and Matthias Merges. Chef Merges is a longtime friend of the Chicago Chapter and a mentor to some of the city's top chefs. General Manager Timothy Koenig, a sake expert, worked with Mr. Edwards, Chef Michael Shrader, and Pastry Chef Mari Katsumura to create a menu that paired a different sake with each dish. The pairings highlighted the complexity and versatility of sake with a range of cuisines. "We chose Gideon Sweet," said Vice Echanson Todd Arkebauer, "because the people behind this event are so passionate about this bev- erage from Japan." The same could be said of Vice Echanson Arkebauer, who personally sourced two of the sakes. Mr. Edwards offered a tasting of six sakes and presented informa- tion on production methods, breweries, and grade levels. Armed with their new knowledge and tasting experience, attendees ordered some of their favorite bottles. G CHICAGO Chevalier Dieter Freer and Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Lainie Freer. Chevalier Adam Bazer and Dame Beth Bazer. Dame Evelyn Arkebauer, Chevalier Robert Fliegelman, and Dame Rachael Fliegelman. Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Hon. Robert Beilfuss, Carol Beilfuss, and Vice Chargé de Missions Hon. Frederic Lane. General Manager Timothy Koenig and Vice Echanson Todd Arkebauer. Dame Carole Kohout, Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Hon. Deborah Gross, Chevalier John Gross, and Vice Chargée de Missions Beth Lang. MONDIALE 2 0 1 8 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 133

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