2019 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs - JOINT INDUCTION CEREMONY

7th December 2019

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On Saturday 30 November, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs held the annual Joint Induction Ceremony, namely Baillages de Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an and Nanning, at the Westin Chongqing Liberation Square. 120 guests from far and near, as well as honoured guests from China National Baillage: Conseil d'Administration, Conseil Magistral, Bailli Delegue, Mr Allen Wong; Conseil Magistral, Chancelier, Mr Kevin Chang; and Argentier Mr CM Tsang attended the event.

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The Induction Ceremony is an annual formal black tie event to welcome new members into the La Chaine family through oath taking and thereafter, an official induction by the inducting officer, Mr Allen Wong. This year the group welcomed 28 new members from Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an and Nanning and promoted 9 members, with a further 16 members officially joining the OMGD - Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs - La Chaine's subsidiary group focused on appreciation of crafted beverages.

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Upon arrival, attendees of this high-class event were greeted with a welcome cocktail of traditional sangria and canapés crafted perfectly to the Spanish theme VERBENA - Flavours of Passion, followed by a stunning flamenco performance on a circular stage in the middle of the room. Guests were able to soak in the vibrant atmosphere, bright colours and Spanish smells emerging from the kitchen among friends, new and old.

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The Spanish-inspired dishes were prepared by guest chef Carlos Estévez Alcaide from Suzhou W Hotel and Executive Chef Scott and his team from The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square. Eight courses and eight specially selected wines presented an unforgettable Spanish dining experience in the heart of Chongqing including salmorejo cordobes, ceviche, rice with seafood, grilled plancha, Spanish cheeses and more, alongside glasses of delicate Rioja and other wines from around the World.

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Mr. Gary Shuai, Bailli of the Chongqing Bailliage and General Manager of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square, gave a speech to welcome the honoured guests from other Baillages across the globe, and congratulated the team's hard work in putting together such an event which had been being planned since June. "From the theme to the food, everyone's effort is clear to see", he said.

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Alongside the meal and induction ceremony, the four bailliages held a charity auction, raising a total of 86,000rmb for the Association Caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (ACCR), to provide culinary training to underprivileged children.

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La Chaine in Chongqing regularly holds events to celebrate gourmet food and drink, in various locations across the city, focusing on a different theme or nation's cuisine each time.

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The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world, established in 1248 by King Louis IX. Across the world it now has more than 25,000 members including gourmets, gastronomes, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, oenologists, winery owners, sommeliers, food and wine educators. The Baillage de Chongqing has over 60 members who come together to celebrate good food, good wine and good friendship.

拥有悠久历史的法国国际美食会起源于1950年的法国巴黎,其宗旨是将全世界热爱美酒、佳肴和烹饪的专业及非专业会员们聚集在一起,在优秀的烹饪传统中增进大家的联系,传播美食精髓与餐桌礼仪。协会与众不同的特质,吸引了世界各地超过25, 000名精品烹饪爱好者和专业人士的加入。

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Edit by Bruce Gao
Vice-Chargé de Presse, Chongqing Bailliage



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