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Kathy Shay, Chargée de Presse Provinciale, Southwest

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Kathy Shay, Chargée de Presse Provinciale, Southwest

Superior Interior

It is always exciting to see a local restaurant get the recognition it deserves so when Thrillist announced that El Naranjo had made the list of the Top 23 Mexican Restaurants in the United States, it was definitely time to schedule an event. It was with high expectations that Chaîne members ventured to the very trendy area of Rainey...

Autumn in Italy

Crostini Bar
On Oct. 20, 2019, Argentier Charlie Eppright and Dame Patsy Eppright hosted members of the Austin Bailliage at their beautiful Westlake Hills home for a taste of Autumn in Italy. For a slight twist on a Mondiale event, the theme was not the more typical, "Old vs. New World" wine tasting – it was an "Old vs. New World...

Wurst und Strudel, Bier and Wein, Polkas und Dirndls!

Austin Chaîne friends gathered at Chambellan Denise and Echanson Honoraire Allen Valliant’s beautiful home in the Texas Hill Country for a special Oktoberfest celebration of the harvest. The pool and backyard were transformed into a classic Bavarian Bier Garten for the October 13th gathering and many guests sported traditional German trachten (dirndls and lederhosen). Blue and white checkered pennants...

And the Winner Is… Southwest Regional Young Chefs, Dallas

Southwest Regional Young Chefs, Dallas March 2019
The weekend of March 1-3, 2019 served as a gathering of four Young Chefs from the Southwest Region – Kevin Donovan of Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin; Jose Estrada of Mercat Bistro in Dallas; Daniel Pinesette of Galveston College in Galveston; and Oakley Wilson of the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder. A relaxed gathering and...