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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Induction Dinner BY KATHLEEN BOYLE, Vice Chargée de Presse THE DELAWARE VALLEY Bailliage gathered at the elegant Lacroix at the Rittenhouse restaurant on November 12 to welcome the holiday season and new members. Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon's menu burst with lush, sea- sonal flavors, while Executive Pastry Chef Fred Ortega capped the meal with a deli- cately spiced poached pear. The event dem- onstrated why the restaurant consistently earns, among numer- ous other accolades, the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Bailli Provincial John Fannin III opened by recounting the Chaîne's history and mission as repre- sented on its seal. He graciously officiated the Chaîne inductions and elevations. Other confrères were welcomed into the Mondiale by Grand Echanson Joseph D'Ambrosio. In a delightful surprise presentation, Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Matthew Karstetter awarded a Bronze Star of Excellence to Vice Chargée de Missions Jackie Allen. Also during the ceremony, Vice Chargée de Presse Honoraire Ellen Rosenberg received a Share the Chaîne pin. Members donated various items and experiences for a silent auction to benefit the Chaîne Foundation. One coveted experience was a dinner for eight donated by Maître Rôtisseur Scott Clarke. By evening's end, confrères had raised more than $3,000 for the Chaîne Foundation. All shared in the joy of the season that is known for giving. G DELAWARE VALLEY Lacroix at The Rittenhouse November 12, 2017 SHELLFISH CRÉPINETTE Chanterelles, Fennel, Lobster Jus Buisson-Charles les Gouttes d'Or Meursault Premier Cru 2011 SMOKED GUINEA HEN Celery Root, Apple, Pearl Onion Bruno Clair Vosne-Romanée les Champs Perdrix Premier Cru 2012 VENISON Pumpkin Dumpling, White Truffle Fleur Cardinale Grand Cru Classé 2005 POACHED PEAR White and Dark Chocolate, Ginger, Sesame Crisp Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2015 Officers and inductees. Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Matthew Karstetter and the late Grand Commandeur/Pair de la Chaîne Shelly Margolis. Vice Chargée de Presse Hon. Ellen Rosenberg, Chambellan Provincial/Bailli Matthew Karstetter, Officier Donald Robbins, Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon, and Vice Chargée de Missions Jackie Allen. Nell Gitschner and Chef Rôtisseur Fritz Gitschner. PHOTOS BY ELLEN ROSENBERG AND PERCY NIKORA 2 0 1 8 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 35 PHILANTHROPY

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