May 15th was a momentous day in Austin, Texas! Bailliage members had their first chance to reunite in-person and indoors in over a year and also had the opportunity to celebrate the members who have served their country in the Armed Forces. Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille was the venue and American and Chaine flags co-mingled on the tables and the classic fare brought back memories of the time-honored traditions of the Chaine.
Beginning with its humble roots as a butcher shop and deli in Houston, Perry’s has evolved into a renowned steakhouse with locations throughout the country. What remains, however, is the desire to serve the highest quality meats and seafoods available. The Chaine dinner was no exception. From the famous Mini Pork Chop Bites and Brie Apple Bites, through the tangy Mediterranean Salad, Salmon Marsala, and Tenderloin with Sour Cherry Reduction to the Raspberry Macaroon finale, each exceeded expectations. A particular hit was the Sour Cherry Reduction that complimented the steak. All wine pairings were French and represented fine offerings from the most renowned terroir in the country.
After the feast Bailli Lael Hasty honored Chef Josh Switzer and his crew their certificate and pins. General Manager James Lucas who introduced both the wines and food was recognized as well. Lael gave a history of Armed Forces Day and presented American flag pins to Austin’s former members of the Armed Force, Chevaliers Joe Jelinski and Forney Fleming.
In conclusion, the first “live” event lived up to Perry’s own expectations to “redefine dining with an experience that is truly Rare and Well Done”!