Gastronome

VOL1 2019

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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Flappers and Fedoras BY STEVE BENKOWITZ, Bailli ON MARCH 10, 2018, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel trans- ported Dallas Bailliage members back in time to the 1920s for a Great Gatsby -themed dinner. As confrères waltzed in, bedecked in fashionable Roaring Twenties attire, they could easily have been mistaken for guests at one of Jay Gatsby's famous parties. Located on the hotel's thirty-seventh floor, the dining room provided spectacular views of downtown Dallas. The hotel staff worked closely with Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Lisa Benkowitz on the room's décor, taking the 1920s theme a step further by giv- ing each table its own special color scheme and accents. Executive Chef Stuart Race, a former Chaîne member in his home country of Australia, created a wonderful menu, high- lighted—in this writer's humble opinion—by the mint-lemonade-vodka slush. Members could not have been more delighted by the overall quality of the event. The waitstaff provided impeccable white-glove service. The culinary team and service staff were proud to be recognized individually with commemorative Chaîne pins. Several members commented that the event was one of the chapter's best in years. Had they been there, Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan would have likely concurred. G DALLAS Sheraton Dallas Hotel March 10, 2018 POACHED HALIBUT Butter Cream Sauce, Braised Fennel, Caviar Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2016 WILD RABBIT LOIN Sweet Pickled Cabbage, Spinach Purée, Pistachios, Curried Apple Cellier des Princes Châteauneuf-du- Pape Cuvée Sainte Vierge 2015 BBQ BEEF SHORT RIBS Sautéed Foie Gras, Shaved Truffle, Arugula Grits, Port Demi-Glace Gary Farrell Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 GINGER-VANILLA-WINE- POACHED RHUBARB Triple Crème-Saffron Ice Cream Paul Bertrand Champagne Demi-Sec Cuvée 2011 Chevalier Dan Mahoney, Bailli Hon. Mike Davis, Dame Liz Smith, and Chevalier Langston Theis. Marcus Duron and Michelle Duron. Dame Jennifer Charney and Chevalier David Charney. Jennifer Muller and Brett Muller. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 9 v 1 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 51

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