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China World Chaîne Day

Shanghai, April 24, 2021

A classic Austrian night

" a chance to celebrate the spirit of Chaȋne des Rôtisseurs on the very same day worldwide "

World Chaîne Day (WCD) is very special for our global community, because it gives us a chance to celebrate the spirit of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs on the very same day worldwide.

As a part of our global community, the Bailliage of Shanghai organized a black-tie event at the ballroom of Shanghai Jing’an Kunlun Hotel. Seventy-two members and guests attended this grand celebration. It was an evening of warm camaraderie and fellowship with the atmosphere of a classic Austrian dinner.

For the first time, we provided all participating members with the first WCD pin that was designed especially for the global event!

We were also glad to receive a guest of honour, Vice-Consul General of Austria, Elisabeth Mindlberger. She began this fantastic evening with a short speech about Austrian culture and their culinary customs.

The hotel’s Executive Chef Reinhard Truchlar comes from Vienna. Due to his rich background in the hospitality industry, he created an authentic Austrian dining experience especially for us.

RECEPTION

Pass-around canapes
Fennel gravadlax
Mini beef tartare on brioche with caviar
Olive tapenade
Grilled aubergine/pimento feta bites
Mushroom/coppa tart
Champagne Nicholas Blanc de Blancs NV

MENU

“Land & Sea”
Pan-fried Barbary duck breast, grilled Canadian lime-scallop
goose liver cherry, asparagus, crispy leaves and radish salad
Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2018
Domaine Jean Collet - Burgundy, France

Austrian variation beef consommé

White asparagus, crème fraiche
crayfish poached in Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner
Tyrolean speck chip, chervil
Savennières ‘Clos Le Grand Beaupréau’ 2018
Château Pierre Bise - Loire Valley, France

Pink grapefruit sorbet

Crispy Iberico pork pluma
Champagne cabbage, caraway seed jus
Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino 2016
Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz - Rioja, Spain

Slow braised “Esterhazy” Angus beef
vegetable-mustard jus
Schloss Gobelsburg Zweigelt 2016 red wine
gherkin, bread dumpling, sour cream
Zweigelt 2018 - Domaine Gobelsburg
Niederösterreich Austria

“Mozart” strudel cake
Filo pastry layers, pistachio-marzipan mousse
nougat, raspberries
Coteaux du Layon ‘Rochefort’ 2018
Château Pierre Bise - Loire Valley, France

Austrian friandise

To congratulate Chef Truchlar and his team for a wonderful display of culinary skill, Bailli Echo Ren presented them with a commemorative plaque. There was a standing ovation acknowledging the extraordinary work by the kitchen and service brigades.

Throughout the evening, we were treated to live music and classic Austrian dance performances. Towards the end many members joined in the dancing, waltzing the night away.

The evening will long be remembered not only for the beautifully executed menu, but also the warm fellowship between members on the Chaîne’s special day in the year.

Vive la Chaîne!

Michelle Yi Sun
Vice-Chargé de Presse

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