Enjoyed a wonderfully creative dinner by Chef Todd Duplechan, paired with excellent wines by Sommelier Chris Kelly.
Hope you all enjoyed our first pig roast with music by Charles Thibbodeaux and the Cajun Aces, a bocce ball tournament and fabulous Louisiana cuisine!
Executive Chef Damian Brockway treated Austin Chaine members to a five course feast in the restaurant’s unique counter-style dining/kitchen combination. Lucky diners interacted and shared the creative process and many new cooking techniques with the innovative chefs. The Sommelier enhanced the taste experience with little known Italian grapes from remote corners of the vine-filled country.
A boisterous evening of dining, wining and song took place at the Sonesta Bee Caves as Chef Patrick Newman paired his delicious menu with fine wines. Confreres joined in the festivities with their own verses of the Mondiale song and started the holiday season off with laughter and good times!
Many thanks to Marshall Jones who provided four wonderful wine pairings at Urban to start the holidays off right with Chaine friends. The tasting was followed by a casual dine around at David Bull’s Second Bar + Kitchen in the Austonian.
The Austin Chaine celebrated the induction of its newest members, Patsy and Charlie Eppright, and the elevations of Dennis Shay to Bailli, Jennifer Jones to Officier and Dan Buchanan to Vice Conseiller Gastronomique. Chef Troy Knapp created a wonderful menu that matched the beautiful setting and celebratory atmosphere.
On September 19, 2015, the Austin Bailliage set sail for evening of adventure at a Swashbuckler Dinner in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. The port of call was the Finn & Porter Restaurant in the Hilton Austin. Dressed in period attire, attendees included Captain Jack Sparrow as well as a bevy of . . . read more
Twelve tasty tapas, three fine wines and a porron demonstration made Barlata Tapas Bar a fun and inventive place to visit
Many thanks to gracious hosts, Carmelo and Hilary Mauro, for a wonderful dinner and fine wines. In fact, when the planned wines ran out, Carmelo started pouring Amarone from his own stock!
Austin Chaine members were joined by confrères from San Antonio and Beaumont on April 26 at the new East Austin hotspot, Mettle. Tucked away in an unlikely transitioning neighborhood, this stunning, contemporary restaurant offers trendy inspiration to its classical cuisine. For those arriving early, the bar offered exotic drinks including the Siamese Calpirinha, a thai . . . read more