Teatro Diner Amîcal
December 22, 2018
Ashley James – Vice-Chargée de Presse
T’was three nights before Christmas when through the candle glow, the hubbub of prep rang throughout Teatro. The napkins were folded, the stemware polished, the guests were anticipated, dressed in their best, knowing the dinner soon would impress.
The drive downtown this evening was magical, and Olympic Plaza full of whirling skaters.
Guests were greeted with Drappier Champagne accompanied by three hors d’oeuvres, a braised short rib tortellini with cream sauce, aranchini, and tartare with parmesan.
Before dinner Mr. Tetrault and Baille Toni-Marie Ion-Brown presented Commandeurs award pins. These special ranks are awarded to all members for their continued membership to the Confrérie. Introduced this year was a commandeur pin for members of 10 years, previously pins were only awarded after 20 years of membership.
Bill Savin for 30 years
Andy Crichton for 20 years
And for 10 years of membership:
Whipped Sherry Cream, Caviar
NV Drappier ‘Carte D’or’ Brut, Champagne, France served out of Magnum
Duck & Foie Gras Tartar
Aged Balsamic, Corriander and Crispy Duck Skin
2016 AJ Adam ‘In Der Sangerai’ Riesling, Hofberg, Mosel Germany
Cured Egg Yolk, Celeriac Espuma and Fresh Alba Truffle
2009 Chateau Boscaut Blanc, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Icelandic Monk Fish
Proscuitto, Foccaccia in Cacciucco
2014 Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France VS 2015 Paul Gauradet Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France
Lemon Thyme and Extra Virgin Olive oil
Pomme Puree, Roasted Brussel Sprout, Guanciale, Olive and Black Cardamom Jus
2000 Chateau Tour Saint-Fort, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France served out of Magnum
Caramelized Pear, Walnut Praline and Brie Ice Cream
2009 Domaine Huet ‘Le Mont’ Moulleux, Loire Valley, France
Papi’s Bon Bon
A blackberry lime chocolate
Following dessert Toni-Marie gave the accolade for the evening, highlighting the foie gras, and excellent service received throughout the evening. She also announced two new additions to council, Max Labhardt as Vice-Conseiller Culinaire, and Ashley James as Vice-Chargé de Presse.
Following the accolade the plate recipients for the evening were announced. This is a Diner Amîcal tradition. One plate goes to someone in the front of the house, and one plate goes to a member of the kitchen.
This evening the front of house plate went to Taylor Simpson, Teatro’s Sommelier and AGM.
Pastry Chef Daniel Ramon received the second plate for his contribution to this evening’s menu.
On behalf of Chaîne de Rôtisseurs thank you very much Teatro.
Vive la Chaîne