Food Truck Event – 9/7/14

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em!

That’s exactly what 60 conferes and guests did on 09/07/2014, a perfect end of summer day! Summoned by Bailli Bill Harris with the traditional letter of invitation, rather than a Twitter blast, we arrived at the spectacular Voorheesville home of Dame de la Chaine Chick Led Duke to partake in the food truck phenomenon that has been sweeping the nation since Roy Choi first served his Korean short rib tacos from a truck in ...

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Celebration in Honor of Nicole Plisson – 5/18/14

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Seventy-five members and guests of the Albany, NY Bailliage gathered for the annual induction ceremony held this year at Schenectady County Community College on May 18. Twelve new members of the Chaine participated in the traditional ceremony led by Officier Provincial and Chambellan Frank Tate and Bailli William Harris.

The event was framed as a tribute to the memory of Nicole Plisson Rosenbloom, a beloved Chaine member, esteemed Albany restaurateur, and source of inspiration to many chefs and ...

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Angelo’s Bar and Grill – 11/17/13

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There were only hints of what we could anticipate when we received the invitation for our November 17, 2013, gathering at Angelo’s Bar & Grill. The phrase “peripatetic journey” sent us scurrying to our dictionaries to figure out what we might expect. Given Angelo’s outstanding reputation and stellar track record with Chaine events over the years, sixty-three of us took a leap of faith and headed to Clifton Park.

We were not disappointed! Surprises greeted us at every ...

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Cranwell Resort – 9/08/13

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On September 8, 2013, the premier Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts was the setting for a gustatory celebration of the end of summer. Forty-nine members and guests arrived at what was at one time or another a home to wealthy industrialists, clergy, writers and students to partake in the end-of-season bounty sourced from local farms in the Berkshires, Eastern New York and Vermont. The grand setting of restored historic buildings with stunning views of the nearby mountains ...

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Professionals Only Event at the Wine Bar – 6/10/13

In the midst of a busy restaurant season full of weddings and graduations, 10 members and guests turned out at The Wine Bar and Bistro on June 10, 2013 for our second Professionals Only event. Chef Rotisseur Kevin Everleth, Chef/Owner, greeted us in the bar of his restaurant which is located in the area often referred to as “Albany’s Greenwich Village.” The basement setting and decor of exposed brick, three fireplaces, custom-made wooden tables and local art provided a very cozy atmosphere on ...

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Induction Dinner at Yono’s – 4/21/13

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Since Yono’s is arguably the finest restaurant between New York City and Montreal, the expectations for our April 21st induction dinner were high indeed. The restaurant has garnered more national awards and accolades than any other in our area and alumni of Yono’s kitchen and front of the house are now working in many of the top restaurants in the country. Officier Maitre de Table Restaurateur Dominick Purnomo, Yono’s son and co-owner, developed a theme of locally ...

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Picnic at Roberta & Larry Flesh’s Home – 8/19/12

Dame de la Chaine Roberta and Chevalier Larry Flesh graciously welcomed 34 members and guests of the Albany Bailliage to their lovely residence near the Helderberg Escarpment in the Town of New Scotland. It was the perfect pastoral setting for a festive picnic on a summer day! Eschewing the usual black tie for sundresses, shorts and straw hats, picnickers arrived toting a memorable bottle of wine to share. Meursaults, Tavel Roses, a Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, and several red Burgundies ...

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Gideon Putnam Resort – 6/3/12

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On Sunday, June 3rd nearly 70 members and guests of the Bailliage of Albany put down a bet at Saratoga Springs, New York – not as you might guess at the historic Saratoga Race Course, but rather at the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa, now operated by the Delaware North Hospitality Management Company.

We were betting on a sure thing: a spectacular evening of fine food, artfully paired wines, music, dancing, and laughter. To mark the induction of ...

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