We were excited to celebrate the Bounty of the Autumn with a Harvest Feast at Plates Neighborhood Restaurant. "Farm Chic" will be de rigueur for this 5-course field-to-table tasting event. Attire was "Farm Chic" with Ribbons, as in dress jeans, western wear, boots or wherever your imagination to you.
The Triangle Bailliage of The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was excited to kick of the 2019-20 season with a 5-course meal at so•ca cocina latina. Their dishes were inspired by the foods commonly eaten in the over 20 countries south of the tropic of cancer.
We were especially excited to participate our 10th Chaîne dinner with Maitre Rôtisseur Daniel Schurr and his excellent staff. Located in the elegantly restored Dodd-Hinsdale house (circa 1879), Second Empire combined history, atmosphere, and gourmet cuisine for an unforgettable dining experience.
Hosted at the Carolina Country Club, the Mel and Bambi Levine Scholarship Auction and Gala was a roaring success. The Triangle Baillaige was able to raise $15,230, which secures 2 years for 2 scholarships for Wake Tech School of Culinary Arts and 1 scholarship for East Carolina University's School of Hospitality Management.
Chevalier Bill Hamlin opened his house and his wine cellar for an 'Open that Bottle" potluck event in honor of World Chaîne Day.
Chef Matt Kelly, a four-time James Beard semifinalist, created an exciting 5 course wine dinner. Most of the grilled and glorious critters on the menu came from North Carolina waters.