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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Santa Ynez Valley Professionnel du Vin Hon. Kate Firestone and Bailli Délégué Hon. Brooks Firestone. Induction Gala on the American Riviera BY DEIDRA M. STITCH, Santa Barbara/Ojai Dame de la Chaîne THE EVENING OF November 19 was beautiful and clear in Santa Barbara, and the La Cumbre Country Club, set on a hilltop overlooking the the ocean, pro- vided spectacular views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. These vistas of what is sometimes called the American Riviera greeted mem- bers of the Santa Barbara/Ojai and Santa Ynez Valley bailliages who arrived at dusk for their joint induc- tion gala. Presiding offi- cer Bailli Délégué Honoraire Brooks Firestone opened the ceremony by induct- ing Chevalier Allan Jones and Dame de la Chaîne Carlene Jones into the Santa Ynez Valley Chapter. He then elevated Santa Ynez Valley Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Gabrielle Robins. Wanting to lighten up the formal tone, Bailli Délégué Honoraire Firestone and his wife, Santa Ynez Valley Professionnel du Vin Honoraire Kate Firestone, led the group in song, using the "Vintners, Cooks and Company" refrain with their own original chorus. The menu's globe-trotting theme, which began with Spanish tapas at the reception, continued with courses representing Italy, France, the United States, and Germany. Friendship and harmony at the table over- flowed. Confrères from both bailliages were delighted that the event was a resounding success. G SANTA BARBARA/OJAI AND SANTA YNEZ VALLEY La Cumbre Country Club November 19, 2017 Italy ARUGULA Ricotta Salata, Prosciutto, Pomegranate Scarbolo Sauvignon Blanc 2015 France BACON-WRAPPED SALMON Hollandaise Sauce Vincent Girardin Mâcon-Fuissé les Vieilles Vignes 2014 United States RACK OF VENISON Lingonberry Sauce Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Germany APPLE STRUDEL Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Robert Weil Riesling Trocken 2015 PHOTOS BY SHAINA ALEECE PHOTOGRAPHY Dame Deidra Stitch and Santa Barbara/Ojai Bailli Ronald Stitch. Chevalier Fred Evans and Lynda Evans. Diane Keay and Santa Barbara/Ojai Vice Echanson Ed Keay. Santa Ynez Valley Bailli Marlene Klamt and Jim Rhode. Santa Ynez Valley Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Gabrielle Robbins and Peter Robbins. Dame Bobbie Ruh and Chevalier James Ruh. Santa Ynez Valley Professionnel du Vin Robert Baehner and Santa Ynez Valley Vice Chargée de Missions Vickie Baehner. BAILLIAGES 72 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 8 v 2

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