USA Chapitre
Bailliage of La Jolla
La Jolla, September 10, 2017
Third oldest Californian Bailliage's 46 candles

Since there’s no place like home, Bailli Dominick Addario chose the historic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla (The Jewel) to celebrate our Bailliage’s 46th anniversary.

A member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and National Trust Historic Hotels of America, The Pink Lady, as she is called, stands statuesquely on the cliffs above the Pacific in the legendary seaside town in the greater city of San Diego. The Bailliage of La Jolla is the third oldest in California enjoying a renowned history of Baillis, including Barron Hilton.

Newly-elected Bailli Provincial Far West Phil Kress officiated at the Induction Ceremony assisted by Bailli Addario. Notable visitors were Harold Small, Member of the Conseil d’Administration and Bailli Délégué of USA, and Officier Susan Small, Bailli of Oahu Kimi Matar, as well Ira Falk, Member of the Conseil Magistral and Grand Échanson of USA, and Officier Melissa Falk.

Cocktails on the patio preceded the ceremony followed by a sumptuous meal prepared by Chef Rôtisseur Executive Chef Alex Emery, well known and respected for his operational prowess and passion for utilizing local and sustainable products. Bailli Addario brought a stunning Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’ from his cellar and Vice-Échanson Ray Falkner and Professionnel du Vin Loretta Falkner donated an award-winning Falkner Winery Syrah.

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Oysters + foie gras
mignonette ice | seaweed verde | foie gras emulsion
Champagne Paul Bara Brut Réserve, Grand Cru, NV

Beet pibil + sea urchin
pickled hibiscus | Cotija | Hoja Santa
Von Othegraven Kanzemer Altenberg Riesling Spätlese 2014 - Mosel

Halibut cheek + Wagyu fat
corn soubise | smoked heirloom tomato | lemon verbena
Domaine Terrebrune Bandol Rosé 2016 - Provence

Dry-aged rib cap + coffee
buttermilk whey | caramelized carrot purée | morels | sour blueberry
Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’ 2000 - Napa Valley

Goats’ milk + elderflower
fermented Concord grape | brioche | peach mostarda
Falkner Winery ‘Rock Creek Vineyard’ Syrah 2013
Temecula Valley, California

Cherry + nasturtium
sorrel caviar | fennel blossom | beet tuille
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Porto 1995
Douro Valley, Portugal

What a fantastic way to mark a Bailliage’s 46th birthday. The camaraderie was evident, the repast splendid and the wines to die for. Here’s to the next 46 years!

Marie Addario
Vice-Chargée de Presse Nationale

Photos by Vincent Andrunas