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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Password "Chaîne" at BY ALAN D. BANTA, Vice Chargé de Presse FOR THE WICHITA Bailliage, September 17, 2017 was a night of craft cocktails at Dockum, a speakeasy-style bar, and inspired cuisine at Siena Tuscan Steakhouse in the Ambassador Hotel. The bar's name pays homage to Dockum Drug Store, which for decades occupied the building's ground floor and was the site of a 1958 sit-in to protest segregation at the lunch counter. The evening opened with craft cock- tails, along with a great bubbly. Particularly interesting was the Old Smokin' Cody cocktail—a concoction of rye whiskey, orange bitter, cherry balsamic, and real smoke. The party then moved upstairs to Siena, where Executive Chef Josh Rathbun, in conjunction with Bailli Theo Mellion and Vice Echanson Jamie Stratton, deliv- ered a great meal matched with superb wines. Locally sourced, seasonal items were presented simply to high- light main ingredients. A standout was the Shepherd's Halo cheese course. Chef Rathbun previously worked on the farm that produces this cheese. The wonderfully funky, rich sheep's milk cheese paired well with the slightly vegetal, earthy Domaine Gaget Vinum Memoria Beaujolais 2015. It was a wonderful event in an iconic, historic place—a toast to the chef and his team for a memo- rable night! G WICHITA Siena Tuscan Steakhouse September 17, 2017 SUNCHOKE SALAD Brussels Sprouts, Pickled Mustard Seed Punta Crena Vigneto Isasco Vermentino 2015 PAN-SEARED SCALLOP Celery Root Purée, Foraged Mushrooms Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014 BRAISED PORK CHEEKS Butternut Squash Purée, Crispy Spätzle Rodano Vigna Viacosta Chianti Classico 2010 APPLE STRUDEL Cream Cheese Mousse, Marcona Almond Crumble, Caramel Sauce PHOTOS BY PETER ESPINOSA Stephanie Sorenson, Vice Chargé de Presse Alan Banta, and Dame Donna Bunk. Chevalier Bruce Brown and Chevalier Tom Estep. Teresa White and Chevalier Tom White. Amy Banta and Vice Chargé de Presse Alan Banta. Chevalier Robert Gibson and Mzia Gibson. Jeannie Quinn and Chevalier Kirby Quinn. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 8 v 2 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 91

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