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    A Sunday Brunch at Beverly Hall

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    Oct. 24, 2021, Memphis – They say that “timing is everything”! Well, timing was perfect for a Sunday brunch at the stately home of Chevalier Dr. Ben Wheeler and his wife, Dr. Aimee Christian. Before we talk about the food and wine, I would be remiss to not say a few words about this magnificent Colonial Revival mansion, built...

    Big Time Fare in a Small Town Venue!

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    June 23, 2021, Memphis - Sometimes it’s worth taking a step back from the high-end uptown venues, with the classy names and large price tags, to give a smaller venue a chance. Having enjoyed culinary skills of Chef Justin Young before, we decided to see how his new place - Raven & Lily Restaurant - and cooking skills have...

    Getting Better All the Time!

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    May 26, 2021 — “Getting Better all the Time!” suggests we are talking about the food; but, no, this was not about the meal, it is about the upbeat, positive feelings in the air, where smiles, handshakes and hugs took the place of frowns, fist pumps and pats on the back. It was a joy for all to be...

    Welcome Back from Memphis Bailliage

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    April 30, 2021 — It was almost like our first exposure to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World or opening the doors to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. After a year of no Chaîne events, no socialization, and relying on home cooking or takeout, this was a welcomed event. As the doors of the Ridgeway Country Club opened on April 30,...

    Return to Normal Dinner

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    It has been too long since our last wine and food event, so everyone anticipated a special night of great wines and great foods, and we were not disappointed. We were fortunate to have Napa Café open its doors exclusively for this evenings event on June 25, 2020 while they still served their customers for curbside takeout. Glenda Hastings, the...

    COVID-19 Cooking Contest

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    What to do? What to do? What to do? With the pandemic forcing the closing of restaurants, we were in a mess to come up with something to keep up the enthusiasm of the members of our Bailliage as we wait until our next Chaîne event. Since we all love to eat good food and drink good wine, we...

    TGI Friday

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    Sometimes when all the forces are aligned; it's the end of a hectic workweek; everyone wants to yell “Thank God it’s Friday” and you just happen to have selected one of the favorite places for a gourmet food and wine dinner, everything comes together in grand fashion. Forty-seven members of the Memphis Bailliage, accompanied by their guests and two new...

    Induction and Holiday Dinner, Memphis

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    Even though the holidays can get hectic with too many events to attend, the Memphis Bailliage Chaîne members look forward to the annual black-tie event of fine wine, fine food and celebration of new member inductions and promotions of certain members. Such was the case on Sunday, Dec. 15 in the River Hall venue with the Mississippi River lighted...

    Wine Brunch at ECCO on Overton Park

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    Oct. 20, 2019 - What better way to enjoy a pleasant fall Sunday afternoon than to have a gathering of friends at an eclectic restaurant in the Evergreen Historical District in the mid-town section of Memphis, Tennessee? While the restaurant is small, it has warmth and charm with brick walls, a full bar and local artwork on the walls, along...