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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The Gift That Keeps on Giving BY JULIE TILTON, Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux SOME LACS ET des Bois Bailliage members learned how an act of giving by one person can spread to and touch the lives of many people. Cary Attar, a Woodlands-area philanthropist and restaurateur, donated a soirée valued at $10,000 for auction at a fund-raiser for the Montgomery County American Heart and Stroke Association. Attending the gala were several Lacs et des Bois members, who, after some spirited bidding, won the soirée. They decided to share their good fortune and use the prize to raise money for the Chaîne Foundation! On October 9, the chapter's Mondiale contingent held a dinner at Mr. Attar's Fielding's Local Kitchen + Wine Bar. Attendees gained admittance by writing checks to the Chaîne Foundation. In addition, nine bottles of wine from members' cellars were raffled off, raising addi- tional funds for the Foundation. The highlight of the evening was a $2,000 scholarship presentation to Art Institute of Houston Academic Director Stephen Griffin. Thanks original auction winners, and the evening's attendees, $4,065 was raised for future Chaîne Foundation scholarships. Who knows…maybe a scholarship recipient will one day be work- ing at one of Mr. Attar's restaurants, and confrères will be able to see their gift come full circle. G LACS ET DES BOIS PHOTOS BY STEVE KENNY Vice Echanson Terry Mathis, Owner Cary Attar, Executive Chef Edel Gonçalves, and Bailli Cheryl Kenny. Barbie Hardy, Vice Chancelier-Argentier Hon. Ralph Daigle, and Vice Chargée de Missions Hon. Margaret Daigle. Executive Chef Edel Gonçalves (second from right) with culinary team. (Back) Art Institute of Houston Academic Director Steve Griffin, Chevalier Phil Maybee, and Officier Scott Cutler; (front) Dame Karen Maybee and Marsha Ghormley. Vice Chancelier-Argentier Les Jones and Vice Echanson Terry Mathis. 32 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 8 v 2 PHILANTHROPY

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