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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Spring and Spice and BY HELEN CAPPUCCINO, Northeast Chargée de Presse Provincial/Buffalo Bailli THE BUFFALO BAILLIAGE closed its Chaîne season on May 20 at 100 Acres restaurant in the Hotel Henry Urban Resort. In the midst of a large-scale renovation that has seen the addition of hip art displays, chic bars, and eclectic guest rooms, the landmark property has become a fashionable destination. The star of the evening was not the setting, however, but the chef. A veteran of some of Buffalo's top restaurants, Chef Michael Thill embraces 100 Acres' farm-to-table mandate, using prod- ucts that are sourced locally or grown onsite. For this menu, he focused on subtle, exotic spices that are largely indigenous to the Middle East and northern Africa. The wines were from the same general region; one of the favorites was Château Musar Red 2009 from Lebanon. With the presentation of each dish, Chef Thill gave a description of its ingredients, their sourcing, and his inspiration. The chef's youth and creativity, coupled with the professional waitstaff's impeccable service, wowed all in attendance. Special thanks go to Manager Paul Boudreau and Owner Geno Principe, a special friend of the Buffalo Bailliage and someone who is known for his other beautiful properties, including the nationally regarded Mansion on Delaware Avenue. G BUFFALO 100 Acres Hotel Henry Urban Resort May 20, 2018 CAVIAR-POTATO CLOUD Gramona Imperial Gran Reserva Brut Cava 2011 BUTTER LOBSTER Coriander, Paratha, Fava Bean J.L. Chave Selection Saint- Joseph Circa 2016 RABBIT DUMPLING Château Musar Red 2009 SPICED LOCAL LAMB La Kama, Ramp Chermoula, Garlic Scapes, Labneh Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas Priorat 2009 GERANIUM ICE CREAM PROFITEROLE Château Manos Cadillac 2015 Maureen McCarthy and George Chen. Hotel Henry Urban Resort. Vice Chargé de Missions E. Carey Cantwell, Roseanne Lojacano, Dame Elizabeth Griffiths, and Professionnel du Vin David Eifrig. Chevalier Joe Enright, Echanson Provincial Andrew Cappuccino, and Officier Michael Hess. Christina Arthurs, Chevalier Wyatt Arthurs, and Vice Chancelier-Argentier Barb Collins. Buffalo Bailliage members. PHOTO BY KIM SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY BAILLIAGES 2 0 1 9 v 1 :: G A S T R O N O M E :: 73

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