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    A Little Beaujolais to Brighten the Day!

    November 19, 2020 — As the country plunged deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cincinnati Bailliage escaped for a few hours of respite during the evening of Beaujolais Nouveau Day, November 19, with a virtual Mondiale event. Thoughtfully orchestrated by Enchanson Provincial Mary Horn, the event theme was built around the traditional third Thursday of November celebration—but not with Beaujolais...

    Fall Brunch with our Kentucky Neighbors

    Cincinnati Mondiale members found a way to place COVID-19 on the back burner to enjoy a safe and comfortable Champagne brunch at Butler’s Pantry Café across the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky, on Oct. 18, 2020. The event was a culmination of careful planning that included Vice Enchanson and Enchanson Provincial (Midwest) Mary Horn, Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Chuck Hong, Vice...

    Helping Our Friends: Support for Local Restaurants During the Pandemic

    While the Coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S. during the spring of 2020, Cincinnati Bailli George Elliott and the Board of Directors continued monthly meetings, switching from in-person to Zoom. During discussions on how to keep the Bailliage relevant in challenging times, the Board quickly realized that there were thousands of workers in our restaurant industry who were...

    Around the World in 80 Ounces

    On Oct. 7, 2018, members of the Cincinnati Mondiale spent an enchanting evening at the Northern Kentucky division of Heidelberg Distributors learning almost everything there is to know about beer. Dave Gausepohl, known as “Beer Dave”, the specialty beer manager for Heidelberg, led the discussion. Mr. Gausepohl has worked in the production, wholesale, and retail tiers of the brewing industry...

    Virtual Italian Wine Dinner

    On June 9, 2020, in the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cincinnati’s Mondiale members and guests enjoyed a brief respite by joining together in a virtual wine dinner celebrating Forno Osteria + Bar. This highly successful Cincinnati restaurant has been the talk of the town since its opening in 2015 by Chef/Owner Cristian Pietoso. Mr. Pietoso was born and raised in...

    Columbian Inspired Holiday Dinner at Mita’s

    The Cincinnati Bailliage held its traditional holiday dinner at Mita’s Restaurant in downtown Cincinnati on Dec. 9, 2018. Mita’s specializes in eclectic, farm-inspired cuisine from Spain and Latin America. This is the second downtown restaurant for Chef/Owner Jose Salazar and it has been wildly successful from the start. Chef Salazar was born in Columbia, raised in Queens, New York, and...

    A Bit of Napa in the Midwest

    On a wintry evening, Jan. 20, 2020, the Cincinnati Bailliage brought a little Napa warmth and sunshine to the Midwest by holding a Long Meadow Ranch wine event at the Postmark Event Center. The event center is owned by the hugely successful Red Feather Kitchen group, which creates innovative cuisine using farm to table preparations. Chef Brad Bernstein created an...

    Cellar Treasures with a View

    The Cincinnati Bailliage held its biannual Cellar Treasures event on a blustery evening, Nov. 3, 2019 at the View Event Center in the trendy Mt. Adams neighborhood of Cincinnati. The View is a newly remodeled and repurposed venue that is perched high on a hill overlooking downtown Cincinnati. It is owned and operated by Michael Forgus of Funky’s Catering. Members...

    Mercer Fall Dinner

    Mike Monnin, Emmy Friedrichs and Chevalier Marcus Relthford
    The Cincinnati Bailliage made an encore visit to the Mercer OTR restaurant to celebrate the annual fall dinner on Sept. 16, 2018. This highly successful culinary establishment is located in the heart of the trendy and newly renovated neighborhood known as "Over the Rhine." It combines rustic Italian cuisine with modern innovations. Owner Jon Zipperstein, Executive Chef Kyle Roberts,...