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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A Feast Fit for a God BY KAREN SPERRAZZA, Vice Chargée de Presse EAGER BUFFALO BAILLIAGE members convened at Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant on April 22 to enjoy a taste of the Pacific Northwest. At a long, candlelit table, confrères toured the region via characteristic dishes from land and sea, served with wines from Oregon and Washington State. Owner/Chef Brian Mietus created the deli- cious menu. Among his many accolades, Chef Mietus was a featured chef at the James Beard House and was named one of the "Best Chefs America" by the orga- nization. The Wine Spectator has recog- nized Bacchus's wine list for ten consecutive years—an honor befit- ting a restaurant named for the Roman god of wine. Though members curbed the impulse to engage in the ecstatic revelry associated with a bacchanalia, their resolve was tested when, after four decadent courses, chocolate soufflé was presented. Paired with Barnard Griffin Port, it was ecstasy, indeed. The words of Latin poet Catullus perfectly captured the ethos of the evening: …with wine, strong, sparkling, bright and clear/ Our host decrees no water here/Let dullards drink the Nymph's pale brew/The sluggish thin their blood with dew/For such pale stuff we have no use/For us the purple grape's rich juice/Begone, ye chilling water sprite/Here burning Bacchus rules tonight! G BUFFALO Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant April 22, 2018 FOIE GRAS CUSTARD Pinot Noir-Soaked Cherries Château Ste. Michelle Gold 2013 CURED PACIFIC SALMON Apple-Fennel Salad Evening Land Vineyards Summum Chardonnay 2014 ROASTED DUCK BREAST Squash Risotto, Pomegranate Demi-Glace Brick House les Dijonnaise Pinot Noir 2015 DIJON-CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB Polenta, Fire-Roasted Red Onions, Herb Demi-Glace K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah 2015 CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ Barnard Griffin Port Chevalier Dan Sperrazza, Dame Judi Stern, Vice Chancelier-Argentier Barb Collins, and Vice Chargée de Presse Karen Sperrazza. Vice Echanson Bill Collins and Echanson Provincial Andy Cappuccino. Chevalier Joe Enright and Officier Al Olszowka. Ben Obletz and Vice Chargée de Presse Hon. Jacqueline Cappuccino. Chevalier Ken Zimmerman, Dame Cheryl Possenti, and Eva Zimmerman. BAILLIAGES 58 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 9 v 1

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