China Chapitre
Bailliage of Shanghai
Shanghai, December 8, 2018
Three Chinese Bailliages welcome President Atallah
" President Atallah was interviewed by Shanghai television station Channel Young "

The Bailliages of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Wuxi welcomed President Yam Atallah to induct new members at the Bellagio Shanghai.

During the ceremony, the new members recited the Chaîne oath in both Chinese and English, promising to uphold its culinary values. In total, 43 new members were inducted for the three Bailliages and four new members were inducted for the Ordre Mondial (OMGD).

Afterwards, members old and new gathered to take photos together in the foyer whilst enjoying champagne and special cocktails in the dazzling Bellagio Shanghai atrium.

Meanwhile, President Atallah was interviewed by Shanghai television station Channel Young, a channel dedicated to fashion and trends in Shanghai. The Director of the film crew also interviewed Bailli Délégué Allen Wong. The fashion news piece was a wonderful way to promote the Chaîne to an estimated audience of two million viewers.


Pass around bites
- Spanish white anchovies, tomato jam, soft bread
- King crab, shrimp roe, ripe heirloom tomato, basil
- Duck torchon, sweetcorn semi-gêlée, popcorn, pink pepper
- 5J Iberian ham, cucumber melon tartar, green tea cone
- Atlantic scallop, salmon roe, sour cream
- Brie, charred orange, berries marmalade, honey bread
- Smoked Norwegian salmon, capers, rye bread

Wines and libations:
- Champagne Jacques Picard Brut NV
- False Bay Chenin Blanc 2017 - Coastal Region, South Africa
- Guffens au Sud IGP Vaucluse 2014 - France
- Cocktail station

With upbeat music from a live band, the magnificent gala dinner began with six exquisite courses prepared by the hotel’s Director of Culinary Operations, Albert Servalls, and the kitchen brigade.


Imperial noir de noir caviar, oyster eclipse
Champagne Jacques Picard Brut NV

Venison carpaccio
sun-dried heirloom tomatoes
smoked arabica coffee butter, pickles
Terroirs Riesling 2016 - Alsace

Lobster consommé
raviolone, Sofrito liquid egg yolk

Duck foie gras tarte Tatin
textured apricot
Viognier Les Vignes d'a Côte 2016
IGP Collines Rhodaniennes - Cave Yves Cuilleron
Northern Rhône

Granny Smith apple sorbet

8+ Wagyu beef striploin
potato feuillentine, purple heirloom carrot
Port wine natural reduction
Palistorti di Valgiano Colline Lucchesi DOC 2013
Tenuta di Valgiano - Tuscany

Story of a green apple
Granny Smith apple tart
oven baked apple, sweet wine
green apple skin, citrus compote
Sori Gala Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2017
Federico Ferrero - Piemonte

Coffee, tea, gourmandises

Digestif served in Bellavista
Diplomatico Mantuano Rum Old-Fashioned sation
Camus Cognac TBD compliments of Bailli Délégué Allen Wong

During the evening, three members received the Chaîne’s Bronze Award and 12 members received the new Silver Commandeur pin, commemorating 10 years of active participation in the association.

Concluding the formalities of the evening President Atallah and Bailli Délégué Allen Wong presented Albert Servalls and his team with a Chaîne plaque for the Bellagio Shanghai.

It was an extremely successful event. Throughout the evening, there were hundreds of toasts celebrating the successes in 2018 and anticipating a wonderful 2019.

President Atallah said, “I have enjoyed great moments of gastronomy and friendship during my stay in China. I was also very impressed by your energy, talent and determination to make the Chaîne a success story in China. It is definitely happening and you have all the ingredients and the team to make it continue big time!”
Vive la Chaîne!

Steven Weathers
Chargé de Presse