Gastronome

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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Texas Tradition, International Spice BY KATHY SHAY, Southwest Chargée de Presse Provincial AUSTIN BAILLIAGE CONFRÈRES could see both the University of Texas Tower and the Texas Capitol as they arrived at the AT&T Conference Center on September 30, 2017 for their annual induction dinner—the chap- ter's largest celebration of the year. The event was an unrivaled success on all counts. Bailli Provincial Bill Salomon, who ventured from San Antonio with his wife, Vice Chargée de Presse Honoraire Judy Salomon, led a lively induction cer- emony. Dames de la Cha î ne Linda Cook and Luann Dickerson, Chevaliers Ray Bell and Will Meysing, and Chef Rôtisseur David Holtzman were all welcomed into the chapter. In addition, Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux Sue Rondini and Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Tony Rondini were elevated. Executive Chef Mohammad Azhar's stellar menu reflected subtle tastes from his native India as well as flavors acquired from stints in the Caribbean, Middle East, and New Orleans. It was an impressive feat to blend tamarind, mole, smoked pear, and Szechuan cider into a cohesive meal! The University of Texas-themed setting, with its burnt-orange accoutrements, was the perfect background for a fall dinner that featured pumpkin decorations on the tables and charred pumpkin on the menu! G AUSTIN AT&T Conference Center September 30, 2017 SMOKED REDFISH Avocado, Serrano, Black Rice, Finger Lime SCALLOP Aguachile, Pickled Shallots, Grilled Pineapple, Hominy, Epazote Vincent Dauvissat Saint- Pierre Chablis 2012 QUAIL Tamarind-Aleppo Pepper Glaze, Charred Pumpkin, Tempura Lemon Maison Capitain-Gagnerot aux Raviolles Vosne-Romanée 2011 PEPPERCORN-CRUSTED ELK Duck Fat Confit Potatoes, Fava Bean-Chanterelle Ragoût Montevetrano Colli di Salerno CARDAMOM-VANILLA PANNA COTTA Smoked Pear-Fig Confiture, Szechuan Cider Reduction Château Bérénice Sauternes 2009 Chevalier Don Barlow, Chargée de Presse Provincial Kathy Shay, and Bailli Dennis Shay. Dame Patsy Eppright and Dame Linda Cook. Officers and inductees. Dame Judy Cross, Chevalier Dennis Cross, and Dame Adela Aguilar. Chevalier Boris Jezic and Vice Chancelier- Argentier Charlie Eppright. Dame Lu Dickerson, Chevalier K.C. Branch, and Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux Sue Rondini. San Antonio Vice Chargée de Presse Hon. Judy Salomon and Dame Judy Cross. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 8 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 87

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