Past Events

Roger Tracy’s 2011 Grand Kitchen Tour — Event Menu

Hotel InterContinental Chicago 6:00pm
Host: Maître Hôtelier Ed Andrews
Executive Chef Kurt Mittelberger

‘Hors d’œuvres in the Rotunda’
Carpaccio of scallop
Duck prosciutto with seared foie gras
Grilled pear with Stilton
Salmon wrapped in prosciutto & filo
Braised oxtail with bone marrow
Fried frog leg risotto.
- Champagnes – Duval Leroy & Andre Clouet Gd Reserve NV

The Chicago Club 6:45pm
Hosts: Maître Hotelier Frank Stover
Maître de Table Hôtelier Tom Walberg
Executive Chef Andrew Dunlop

Into the kitchen and then a tour of the Club
‘Study of the Fall Apple’
Beausoleil Oyster, Maine Scallop
Hiramasa Crudo, Faroe Island Salmon Tartare
- Savennières Domaine Baumard 2008

The Elysian Hotel 7:45pm
Hosts: Maître de Table Hôtelier Attila Gyulai
Brian O’Connor GM RIA/Executive Chef Danny Grant

From the RIA lounge we will take tours of the kitchen.

“An enormous spread of housemade items
(foie gras torchon, terrines and mousses)
along with fabulous artisan cheeses and cured meats. Tarte flambé”.
- Chaîne Cellar “Bin-End Selection Burgundy & Northern Rhone 1980-2004

The Clare at Water Tower 8:45pm
Hosts: Michel Desjardins – Executive Director
Maître de Table Hôtelier Nicole Quaisser
Executive Chef Thomas Schaefer

Visit to this multi-role kitchen then a trio in the Abbey (53rd)

‘Spicy Birds’
Duck Confit Mille Feuille with Mango Chili
Wasabi Cotton Candy Quail Breast
Punjabi Turkey Skewer with Sapphire Gin Chai Tea
- Pinot Noir, Alta Maria Vineyards, 2009

ENO’s Wine Bar at Hotel InterContinental 9:45pm
Hosts: Maître Hôtelier Ed Andrews
Mike Taylor, Senior Wine Director -  ENO’s

Food preparation in a different environment
‘Cheese and Chocolate’
Four year Gouda (Holland)
Testun al Barolo (Piedmont Italy)
Rogue smokey blue (Oregon)
Peru dark chocolate 65% (sacred)
Milk almond toffee (addictive)
Salted chocolate caramel (sexy)

Chaîne Cellar “Bin-End Selection
- Riesling, Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007
- Pinot Gris, Marcel Deiss Beblenheim 2003
- Zinfandel, Clos du Val Stags Leap 1993
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Mondavi Oakville 2005
- Banyuls, Vial Magueres Tradition 4 Years Old,
- Champagne Laurent-Perier Demi-Sec

- Brut Champagne NV will be served on the bus – steady as you go!
(GH Mumm, Charles Heidsieck, Marguet Blanc de Noirs, Roederer Estate)