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Bailliage of Kansas City
Kansas City (MO), November 4, 2018
Gala Induction event at The River Club
" a memorable evening's celebration for all "

The ultra-exclusive River Club, with its traditions of frontier and riverboat days, is perched atop a 200-foot river bluff in downtown Kansas City. It provides a stunning view of the River Missouri River, where paddle-wheel river boats once cruised. In this elegant venue Bailliage members and their guests were welcomed by the Club’s culinary and wine professionals.

The evening’s event celebrated the induction of eight new Bailliage members, the elevation of its Officers and presentations of awards to deserving members. Bailli Mike Foster was joined by Conseiller Gastronomique Simeon “Mon” Roldan as officiants for the induction of the new members and the promotions. The presentation of awards followed to honour seven members for their service to the local Bailliage.

Each course of the superb dinner which followed was expertly paired with fine wines to match the cuisine and the occasion.

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Seared scallops, Vermouth dill cream
 compressed cauliflower, pear, bacon, carrot, orange
Laurent Kraft Vouvray 2016 - Loire Valley

Beetroot salad
fennel, citrus, goat cheese, candied walnuts
Mas de Bressades Roussane-Viognier 2017
- Costières de Nîmes

Slow-roasted loin of beef
redcurrant demi-glaze, dauphinoise potatoes
king oyster mushroom, butternut squash
Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Rodney Strong, Sonoma Valley
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2001
- 5th Growth, Pauillac
Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
 - Raymond Vineyards Napa Valley

Chocolate, caramel
apple brown butter ice cream
Historic Series ‘Boston’ Bual Madeira
- Rare Wine Company

A highlight of the evening was the Bailliage’s tradition of the gift of financial support to the Wylie Hospitality & Culinary Academy at Johnson County Community College. The presenter was Vice-Conseiller Culinaire Jasper Mirabile Jr. The Academy recipients were Maître Rôtisseurs Michael Milster and Eddie Adel.

It was indeed a memorable evening’s celebration for all.

Vive la Chaîne!

Rod Richardson
Vice-Chargé de Presse