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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Flirt with Flavors BY ROSALIE H. LOWERY, Vice Chargée de Presse THE SPRINGFIELD BAILLIAGE kicked off its fall sea- son on September 16, 2017 at the Sangamo Club. Bailli John Dale Kennedy greeted attendees, who were then given champagne cocktails specially chosen by Vice Echanson Geoff Bland to whet their appetites for the culinary pleasures to come. Designed to provide confrères with a sensual gastronomic experi- ence, the "Flirting with Flavors"-themed menu promised a meal fit for Antony and Cleopatra. The group cheerfully adopted the "love is in the air" spirit, spicing up the conversation with double entendres throughout the eve- ning. At the reception, the oysters received an especially amorous reception. Executive Chef Joe Martin prepared five delightful courses. The highlight was the cast- iron-seared veal strip steak, which snuggled into a mushroom- truffle butter ragoût and consorted with carrots and mascarpone whipped potatoes. White Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 made a perfect marriage with this dish. Appropriately, the smoking-hot night cooled down on the patio. Assorted cigars from the Springfield Bailliage's humidor, coupled with sips of Armagnac, brought the evening to a most satisfying conclusion. G SPRINGFIELD Sangamo Club September 16, 2017 DIVER SCALLOP IN CHAMPAGNE- MUSTARD SOUFFLÉ Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling 2015 ANAHEIM CHILE-BRAISED BONELESS SHORT RIB AND DARK CHOCOLATE CONSOMMÉ Klein Constantia Estate Red 2013 CAST-IRON-SEARED VEAL STRIP STEAK Mushroom-Truffle Butter Ragoût, Carrot, Mascarpone Whipped Potatoes White Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 WATERMELON-CUCUMBER SALAD Goat Cheese, Apple Cider, Lemon, Honey Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 2015 BANANAS FOSTER PANNA COTTA Pomegranate Juice Château Coutet Sauternes 2007 Dame Claire Manning, Chevalier Drew Davis, Brian Anderson, and Karen Anderson. Bailli John Dale Kennedy, Patricia Wheat, and Ronée Kennedy. Anne Haaker, Vice Chancelier-Argentier Hon. David Haaker, Dame Karan Ross, Dame Mariann Pogge, and Chevalier Randy Ross. BAILLIAGES 84 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 8 v 2

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