ACCR (Association Caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs)
Salzburg (Austria), October 10, 2015
Charity Gala Dinner
" Not only was the 'culture of the table' much in evidence but the arts were also privileged "

The Bailliage of Austria, through its local Bailliage in Salzburg and the good offices of Günter Albert, Member of the Conseil d’Administration, organised a Charity Gala Dinner for the benefit (40,000 euro!) of the Confrérie’s international charitable arm, the “Association Caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs” (ACCR).

It was truly an international event, unique in its presentation. President Yam Atallah, Vice-President Marie Jones, Members of the Conseil d’Administration and Conseil Magistral, together with Baillis Délégués and members from around the world – some 200 in all – gathered in the Pitter Event Center in Salzburg, the Mozart city, for an exceptional evening.

At the reception Champagne Pommery Brut Royal consorted with three ‘bars’ serving oysters, caviar and foie gras to get the event off to a glittering start. The high gastronomic aspirations continued into dinner with Austrian food and wines very much to the fore.

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Trilogy of fish from Salzburg’s lakes and rivers

Oxtail consommé, truffled ravioli, vegetable pearls

Turbot with pistou on bouillabaisse

Apricot sorbet with woodruff soup

Fillet of venison, handmade tagliolini, Portobello mushrooms

Dessert selection
Sweet chestnut mousse ~ Tonka bean ice-cream ~ Crème brûlée

Austrian cheese

WINES
Pinot Blanc 2013, Ploder-Rosenberg, Styria
Riesling Réserve 2013, Müller-Grossmann, Krems Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Perfection’ 2012, Scheiblhofer, Neusiedlersee
Champagne Pommery Brut Rosé

Chefs
Dominik Münch (Toqué) | Thomas Reischl

Sommelier
Christian Brandstätter

Food & Beverage Manager
Thomas Imlauer

Not only was the ‘culture of the table’ much in evidence but the arts were also privileged. During the dinner a recital was given by the famous opera singer, Eva Lind. Her repertoire included international classics, German language favourites and ‘songs from the shows’. There was also an exhibition of works by Brigitta Maria Kaiser, an Austrian painter.

A tombola was enthusiastically supported at the end of the dinner. The lucky ticket holders won numerous prestigious bottles of wine including Château Petrus 1985, Château Latour 1989, Faiveley Corton ‘Clos des Cortons’ 1997 and Brunello di Montalcino 1969. It raised a further 14,000 euro for the Chaîne’s charity. This sum included 2,000 euro as a result of Mohamed Hammam, Member of the Conseil d’Administration & Bailli Délégué of Turkey, putting up for auction the star prize (the Château Petrus 1985) which he had won!

Sunday, October 11th, heralded an additional ‘Day of Culture’ for those who wished to take the time to discover the cultural and musical heritage of the city of Mozart.

Günter Albert
Member of the Conseil d’Administration