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
January 18-19Schwa
Chef Michael Carlson
Monday, January 18The Schwa Formal Edition (24 guests)Black Tie
Tuesday, January 19The Schwa Classic Edition (24 guests)Smart Casual
Monday, February 15Everest
Chef Jean Joho
Black Tie
Sunday, February 21Mondiale Event #3:
Smart Casual
Monday, March 14*Parachute
Chef Beverly Kim
Smart Casual
April 7-11Chaîne Midwest Regional Assemblage & Chaîne National Mid-Year Board Meeting
Thursday, April 7Dinner:
  • 42 Grams
  • Grace
  • Alinea
  • Sixteen
  • EL ideas
  • Goosefoot
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: Boka – Chef Lee Woolen, 7:00 pm
Smart casual
Saturday, April 9Chaîne Midwest Regional Young Chefs Competition, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Visiting Chicago: Various Entertainment Activities
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
 Gala Dinner: Hilton Hotel Chicago, 7:00 pmBlack Tie
Sun, April 10Breakfast Buffett: Hilton Hotel Chicago, 7:30 am
Chaîne Midwest Regional Assemblage Break Out, 10:00 am
Chaîne National Mid-Year Board Meeting, 1:00-5:00 pm
Chaîne National Board Dinner: Acadia or Salero
Smart Casual
Monday, April 11Breakfast & Lunch Buffett: Hilton Hotel Chicago
Chaîne National Mid-Year Board Meeting, 8:00-3:00 pm
Chaîne National Mid-Year Board Meeting Break Out, 3:00 pm
Smart Casual
Sun, May 3Mondiale Event #5:
Smart Casual
Monday, May 16GreenRiver
Dinner Courses paired with cocktails and wines
GM Will Sears, Chef Aaron Lirette
Smart Casual
Monday, June 20Big Jones
Chef/Owner Paul Fehribach
Or Chef John & Karen Shield’s new place
Business Attire

*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 Rotisseurs

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