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    Philadelphia Baillage Induction Dinner 2018

    December 1, 2018 — The arrival of December always means the induction and awards dinner of the Baillage de Philadelphia of the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs. An elegant event filled with pomp and circumstance, on Dec. 1, 2018, the Baillage welcomed new members to the Confrérie de la Chaîne de Rôtisseurs, and the Mondiale du Vin, recognized and elevated several...

    Evening at Nick Elmi’s New Brasserie

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    After a stormy election season, the Bailliage de Philadelphia of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was ready for an inventive meal to refresh our senses and camaraderie to transition to the holiday season. And so, under the expert guidance of Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Niels Haun and Vice Conseiller Culinaire Larry Weitzner, the Bailliage held a wonderful dinner event at Royal...

    A Winter Meat-Fest

    The Philadelphia Baillage visits a Libertine! (March 10, 2019) Outstanding cuts of meat accompanied by robust, concentrated red wine ... What could be better on a cold night at the tail end of winter? Libertine Restaurant is a new addition to Philadelphia’s sizzling hot dining scene. A typical Philly restaurant, Libertine serves inventive, sophisticated American farm-to-table food in a relaxed setting...

    Fine Wines at Restaurant Lacroix

    Springtime in Philadelphia is the best time of the year. The city is full of gardens and parks, which are full of flowering trees and bushes. The streets are teeming with activity as people leave winter behind – and are not yet at the Shore enjoying their summer.   To celebrate the season, the Société Mondiale du Vin of the Baillage...

    Thai and Japanese Flavors in Philadelphia’s Manayunk Neighborhood

    A confession… . The Bailliage de Philadelphie of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs does not often ‘do’ ethnic food; we tend to focus on the many farm-to-table, young chef, or haute cuisine restaurants in the city. We extended our range by organizing a lovely Thai-Japanese menu on March 31, 2019 at Chabaa (Hibiscus) Thai Restaurant, helmed by Chef Moon Krapugthong. Thai...

    Cypriot Dinner at Kanella: Kali Orexi – Greek Cypriot Feast

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    The sunny island of Cyprus is the third largest Mediterranean Island (after Sicily and Sardinia). It sits in the Eastern Mediterranean – a short hop to Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. Its culture is predominantly Greek. The country’s cuisine melds the best of these cultures to create fragrant, spice-forward dishes focused on seafood, lamb, eggplant, and of course, the...

    All Champagne Dinner at The Bercy

    Our 25 guests for the night
    Champagne has an image of elegance – a beautiful lady in a sleek evening gown and James Bond (Sean Connery or Daniel Craig – the rest were buffoons) toasting the New Year with Bollinger Extra Brut 1953 and fresh oysters or beluga caviar. This luxe image may lead people to consider Champagne to be an extravagance only for special...