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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[forged, farmed, fished] BY WILLIAM M. HARRIS, Bailli ENCOUNTERING GOURMET FARE in unlikely places is always a pleasant surprise. Such was the case for Albany Bailliage members on April 22 who traveled to the sleepy village of Hudson Falls to dine at [forged] restaurant & bar. Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux Christina Richards and Executive Chef/Maître Rôtisseur A.J. Richards opened [forged] in the town's former court- house, where the jail cells that once held ne'er-do-wells are now used for food storage. Chef Richards worked under Grant Achatz at Alinea. As true foodies, he and Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux Richards use their rare days off to dine at some of the best restaurants in the country. The couple went all out for this special evening. In addition to several sumptuous appetizers, attendees were treated to spe- cialty cheeses produced by Dancing Ewe Farm Owners Jody Somers and Luisa Scivola. Cocktail historian and mixologist Mike Smith whipped up some amazing concoctions using American gins and French vermouth while regaling the group with tales of how various cocktails were created. The subsequent nine-course dinner featured mul- tiple ingredients resulting in complex flavor profiles and was a resounding success, as evidenced by the thunder- ous applause showered upon the husband-and-wife team and their staff by appreciative confrères. G ALBANY [forged] restaurant & bar April 22, 2018 MICROGREENS Champagne Foam, Balsamic Pearl Mumm Napa Cuvée M N.V. SEARED SCALLOP Split Pea Soup, Frico, Confit Tomato, Tobiko, Beet Fluid Gel Puligny-Montrachet 2011 SEARED SMOKED PRIME NEW YORK STRIP Smoked Duck Heart, Raspberry Coulis Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf- du-Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2012 MAPLE LEAF FARM DUCK Blueberry-Maple Glaze, Foie Gras Mashed Potato Joseph Drouhin Gevrey- Chambertin 2005 CHOCOLATE CAKE CRUMB Chocolate Mousse, Smoked Ice Cream, Fudge Sauce, Toasted Meringue Blandy's 5-Year-Old Aged Malmsey Madeira N.V. Dame Renee Farley, Chevalier Michael Hurt, Amber Hurt, Dame Desiree Farley, Ian Farley, and Tamara Aven. Co-Owner/Executive Chef/Maître Rôtisseur A.J. Richards and Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Yono Purnomo. Chevalier Michael Nofal and Leona Kassoff. General Manager/Sommelier Bill Dingman, Bailli William Harris, Co-Owner/Executive Chef/Maître Rôtisseur A.J. Richards, and Co-Owner/Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux Christina Richards. Cocktail historian/mixologist Mike Smith. Vice Echanson Michael Thomson. BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 9 v 1 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 69

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