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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Spooktacular at Bella Vita BY WES SCHEMMER, Vice Chargé de Presse SEDONA BAILLIAGE MEMBERS went all out celebrat- ing Halloween on October 29. The ghoulish evening saw pirates, Vikings, TV stars, demons, hippies, and punk rockers. Napoleon Bonaparte and a dino- saur also attended the event. The Sedona Pines Resort is nestled in Red Rock Country, where it is surrounded by natu- ral beauty. Bella vita means "beautiful life," and the resort's five-star Bella Vita Ristorante, with its old-world aes- thetic, certainly lives up to the name. Diners feel as if they have been transported to an earlier time in the clas- sic Italian tradition—a beautiful life indeed! Delicious food and impeccable service were at the center of this spectacular event. Owner/Manager/Maître Restaurateur Dan Cohen and Executive Chef Alberto Salgado designed an outstanding five-course feast for the fifty attendees. The menu highlight was the amazing pairing of filet mignon with mushroom-chianti glaze and Stefano Farina Barolo 2009. At evening's end, thanks and praise were heaped upon the white-gloved staff, who added to the fun by choosing their favorite costumes. Best costume awards were given to Chevalier Tim Thorne as a Civil War soldier and guest Emily Young for her rendition of Progressive Insurance spokeswoman Flo. G SEDONA Bella Vita Ristorante October 29, 2017 PEAR AND PROSCIUTTO Arugula, Gorgonzola, Pear Dressing GAMBERI CUCUMBER Lime-Mint Aïoli Drizzle Coudelet de Beaucastel Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 FIVE-CHEESE RAVIOLI Butternut Squash Coulis Hartford Court Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2010 FILET MIGNON Wild Mushroom-Chianti Glaze, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Misto di Vegetables Stefano Farina Barolo 2009 WATERMELON CUBE AND PISTACHIO GELATO LaLuca Prosecco Dame Lorraine Fexas and Vice Echanson Scott Law. Vice Chargé de Presse Wes Schemmer and Rebecca Schemmer. Owner/Manager/Maître Restaurateur Dan Cohen and Carol Flynn. Ryan Gilson and Chevalier Paolo Scardina. Jodi Elliott and Steve Elliott. Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Christina Hemingson, Raptor, and Bailli Paula Woosley. Sedona Bailliage members. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 8 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 81

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