Updates & Announcements

Friday, March 1, 2019

Le Menu, March 2019

On this month’s menu, the Chaîne Chicago is featuring these fine events for your dining pleasure…

March 2019
March 18
Monday
Table, Donkey and Stick
Matt Sussman
April 2019
April 4-7
Thursday thru Sunday
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Midwest Chapitre and Young Chefs and Pastry Chefs Competitions

Indianapolis, IN
April 16-17
Tuesday and Wednesday
Oriole
Executive Chef-Owner Noah Sandoval and Cara Sandoval
April 24-27
Wednesday thru Saturday
National Young Sommeliers Competition and Mondiale Weekend
Napa, CA

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Apply Today to Represent the Chicago Chapter in the 2019 National Young Sommeliers Competition!

Application Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018
One-Hour Online Test: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11am CT

The Chicago Bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs encourages all eligible sommeliers* to participate in the 2019 Young Sommeliers Competition. The goal is to enhance your wine skills and knowledge in a challenging but fun environment, while offering an opportunity to earn professional advancement, gain awareness and support among enthusiastic Chaîne members, compete for cash prizes, and enjoy free travel to the regionals and finals. Participation is at no cost to competitors.

The competition includes an online qualifying test administered on January 12, 2019, followed by an in-person regional test and a national final in Napa, California, April 24-26, 2019. The Chaîne covers travel expenses to the regional and final tests for those who qualify. All judging panels are led by Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine.

For complete details, official rules, and the online application, link to the 2019 Young Sommeliers Competition event page at http://www.ysommc.us/

 

If you want to participate or need more information, please contact us - we want to meet you!

Beth Roldan, Bailli, ebernardino@comcast.net
Todd Arkebauer, Vice Echanson, tarkebauer@yahoo.com
Karl Krout, Chevalier, krout@mac.com

 

*Eligible participants must be at least 21 (twenty-one) years of age and have not yet attained their 31st (thirty-first) birthday as of September 30, 2019.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Announcing our 2018-19 Event Season!

2018-19 Event Season

 

Cher Confrères and Consœurs,

Greetings! Welcome to our 2018-19 Event Season. As has now become our tradition, we will hold at least one Chaîne dinner event each month beginning September through 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 at least four events evenly spread over the season.

2018-19 Season Event Program

2018
September 17
Monday
The Casino Club
Sarah Potter
October 1
Monday
Mondiale Event #1
Entente

Featuring Kosta Browne Winery
October 20
Saturday*
Takashi Pop-Up
Chef Takashi
November 5
Monday
Mondiale Event #2
Ronero

Rum Tasting and Dinner
November 19
Monday
Bar Biscay
Chef Johnny Anderes
December 17
Monday
Free Rein
Executive Chef Aaron Lirette
Annual Holiday Gala, Induction and Elevation Ceremony
2019
January 21-22
Monday
Sal’s Trattoria
Executive Chef Allen Sternweiler
February 18
Monday
Acadia
Executive Chef-Owner Ryan McCaskey
March 18
Monday
Mondiale Event #3
Table, Donkey and Stick

Matt Sussman
April 16-17
Tuesday and Wednesday*
Oriole
Executive Chef-Owner Noah Sandoval
May 20
Monday

TBD

June 17
Monday
Vienna Sausage Factory Tour and Picnic
Chef Jamie Mestan
JulyNo Event
August 24
Saturday*
2nd Annual Chaîne Foundation Dinner
Emerson House

(Emily and Jeremy Adler’s House)

Notes:
*Events are scheduled for the 3rd Monday of each month, unless otherwise specified. Venues, themes and dates are subject to change.

Vive la Chaîne!

Beth Roldan
Bailli de Chicago

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Chicago Chaîne Member’s Work Featured at SCOPE Miami Beach Art Fair

When one of the Chicago Chapter’s newest members, Chevalier Darryll Schiff, had to miss a recent Chaîne event, he had a very good excuse: He was busy preparing his photographic artwork for the SCOPE Miami Beach Art Show. “We finally got my wall looking just right after I pushed for more space,” said Schiff proudly.

Schiff was selected to be the featured artist at the Chicago Praksis Gallery H35 booth, showing new work from his “Confluence” series. One of the premier art shows in the country, SCOPE Miami Beach took place December 5-10 in Miami, Fla. The event highlighted works ranging from cutting-edge to sophisticated contemporary art, with participating galleries representing both up-and-coming and established artists. More than 140 galleries exhibited at the show, with thousands of art lovers visiting from across the country.

Closer to home, a large-scale print of Schiff’s photographic work, “Descending to Heaven,” was chosen to be part of Chicago’s Wabash Arts Corridor in the city’s South Loop. More recently, Schiff provided the cover photo of the program for the Chaîne’s 2017 U.S. Grand Chapitre event in Chicago. His works also can be found in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and other world-class art museums.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Apply to Represent the Chicago Chapter in the 2018 National Young Sommeliers Competition

Application deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017
One-hour online test: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 am Chicago time

For complete details, official rules, and online application, go to: http://www.ysommc.us/

The Chicago Bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs encourages all eligible sommeliers 30 years of age or younger to participate in the 2018 Young Sommeliers Competition. The goal is to enhance your wine skills and knowledge in a challenging but fun environment, while offering an opportunity to earn professional advancement, gain awareness and support among enthusiastic Chaîne members, compete for cash prizes, and enjoy free travel to the regionals and finals. Participation is at no cost to competitors.

The competition includes an online qualifying test administered on January 6, 2018, followed by an in-person regional test and a national final in Paso Robles, California, May 3-5, 2018. The Chaîne covers travel expenses to the regional and final tests for those who qualify. All judging panels are led by Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine.

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