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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New York State of Mind BY CHRISTINA L. RICHARDS, Vice Chargée de Médias Sociaux , AND WILLIAM M. HARRIS, Bailli ON JUNE 24, the Albany Bailliage enjoyed a New York State-themed dinner at Chez Mike, complete with clas- sic New York tunes played at the reception. Chez Mike is owned by Culinary Institute of America-trained Executive Chef Michael Cohen, who based the evening's menu on dishes associated with various regions of the Empire State. Locally sourced ingredients reinforced the "I Love NY" theme. The courses were accompanied by excep- tional wines from the Finger Lakes and the North Fork of Long Island. Some of them had earned ratings of 90 or more points from the Wine Spectator —a long overdue acknowl- edgment of the quality of wines produced in New York. Chef Cohen took attendees to Buffalo for a clever twist on traditional chicken wings before heading to Katz's Delicatessen in the Big Apple for smoked pastrami and out-of-this- world knishes. Rounding out the meal was a Brooklyn specialty—egg cream—served with black-and-white cookies. Chevalier George Weissman, Dame Marissa Wiley, and Maître Rôtisseur A.J. Richards offered insight- ful commentaries and acknowledged Chef Cohen and his team. Members departed to the strains of "New York, New York"—just like the Yankees after an at- home win. G ALBANY Chez Mike June 24, 2018 Long Island LONG ISLAND FLUKE TARTARE Tomato Consommé, White Tomato Mousse Hudson Valley FOIE GRAS-SHAVED TORCHON Baby Lettuces, Apple Cider Vinaigrette Buffalo CRISPY VEAL SWEETBREAD AND CHICKEN ROULADE Celery-Gorgonzola Rémoulade New York City (Lower East Side) SHORT RIB PASTRAMI Potato-Onion Knish Finger Lakes NEW YORK STATE RIESLING GELÉE Marinated Berries, Whipped Cream Brooklyn GODIVA LIQUEUR- CHOCOLATE EGG CREAM Black and White Cookie Kurt Wideman and Chef Rôtisseur Joan Dembinski. Culinary team and Owner/Executive Chef Michael Cohen. Owner/Executive Chef Michael Cohen and Bailli William Harris. Dame Barbara Downs and Dame Gwendolyn Schaefer. Dame Marissa Wiley, Susan DeFronzo, Professionnel du Vin Joseph DeFronzo, and CJ Wiley. Conseiller des Bailliages National Hon. Joel Spiro, Chevalier William Schaefer, and Chevalier George Weissman. BAILLIAGES 96 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 9 v 1

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