La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the largest gastronomic organization in the world.

The Chicago Chapter offers its passionate professional and non-professional members unique and exclusive culinary experiences showcasing our city’s world-renowned cuisine and our impressive private wine cellar.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Update on our 2015-16 Event Season

Cher Confrères and Consœurs,

Greetings! Welcome to our 2015-16 Event Season. As has now become our tradition, we will hold at least one Chaîne dinner event each month beginning September until June of the following year. Unless otherwise stated, all Chaîne dinner events will be held on the third Monday of each month. Mondiale will hold four or five events evenly spread over the season, mostly on Sunday afternoons.

Chaîne Chicago will reach a significant milestone in 2016 – we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary! To commemorate, we commit to double our efforts to give you a more exciting lineup of dinner events worthy of this momentous achievement.  We will continually seek and strive to seize unique dining opportunities in this fast and ever-changing culinary landscape of Chicago.

2015-16 Season Event Program

 

DateDetailsDress Code
Monday, September 21The Duck Inn
Diner Amical (Patio Pig Roast)
Chef Kevin Hickey
Smart Casual
Sun, October 4Mondiale Event #1:
Cheese & Beverage Tasting/Pairing

Kendall College
Heather Engwall (Director, Wisconsin Cheese Board) & Chris Koetke (Vice-Conseiller Culinaire)
Smart Casual
Friday, October 16*Fine Art with Chaîne Friends
John & Deb Gross Residence (50 guests)
Black Tie
Monday, November 16Spiaggia
White Truffle Dinner
Chefs Tony Mantuano & Joe Flamm
Black Tie
Sun, November 29Mondiale Event #2: Cognac Tasting
Kutchins Residence
Smart Casual
Monday, December 14*Holiday Gala Dinner:
Maple & Ash
Black Tie
Tuesday, January 19
Wednesday, January 20
Friday, January 22
Schwa (24 guests)
Chef Michael Carlson
Smart Casual
Monday, February 15
Tuesday, February 16
Underground at Girl & the Goat
Chef Stephanie Izard
Smart Casual
Sunday, February 21Midwest Region Young Sommelier Competition and Burgundy Tasting Myths & Lore
Business Attire
Tuesday, March 21Parachute
Chefs Beverly Kim & Jon Clark
Smart Casual
April 7-11Chaîne Midwest Regional Assemblage
Thursday, April 7Dinner:
  • 42 Grams
  • Grace
  • Alinea
  • Sixteen
  • EL ideas
  • Goosefoot
Varied
Friday, April 8Registration
Chaîne Mid-West Regional Meeting, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm

Visiting Chicago: Various entertainment activities

Reception & Tour: Chaine Kitchen at Kendall College, 5:00-6:00 pm

Dinner: Acadia with Chef Ryan McCaskey or Boka with Chef Lee Woolen, 7:00 pm
Smart Casual
Saturday, April 9*Chaîne Midwest Regional Young Chefs Competition, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Witness the Competition (Small Group), 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Mondiale Event #4:
Lunch & Wine Tasting, Kendall College


Visiting Chicago: Various Entertainment Activities
Smart Casual
 Induction & Gala Dinner: The Union League Club of Chicago, 7:00 pmBlack Tie
Sun, April 10Chaîne Midwest Regional Assemblage Break Out, 10:00 am
Smart Casual
Monday, May 16Sixteen
Executive Chef Thomas Lents
Black Tie
Sun, June 5 at 3:00 pmMondiale Event #5: The World of Rhône Varietals
at Solero
Smart Casual
Monday, June 20GreenRiver
Dinner courses paired with cocktails and wines
GM Will Sears, Chef Aaron Lirette
Business Attire

Notes:
*Chaîne Events: Every 3rd Monday of the month, unless otherwise specified (with asterisks).
Event venues, themes and dates are subject to change.

Vive la Chaîne!

Mon Y. Roldan
Bailli de Chicago & Chambellan Provincial, Midwest Region Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

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