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Canada Chapitre

Bailliage of New Brunswick, Canada
St Andrews (New Brunswick), November 27, 2021

A Gala Induction event
" there was not a more special gesture than this Chapitre to bring to a close the end of the year 2021 "

The Bailliage’s Chapitre took place in the backdrop of the sublime historic resort of the Algonquin Resort Autograph Collection. Located in the community of St Andrews, in the southwest of the province of New Brunswick, this historic property was the perfect place to hold such an evening.

During the Induction Ceremony, 15 members were sworn in by Bailli Délégué Tony Catanese who was supported by Bailli Cornel Ceapa.

Following the ceremony, the Gala Dinner hosted by James May, Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director of The Algonquin, featured a tasty, multi-course menu with flavours from across our province. It was a grandiose way of honouring our global gastronomic association, as more than 30 guests feasted on judicious pairings of fine wines.

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Scallop, caviar
potato pancake, chive butter
Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée

Foie gras and chicken liver parfait
Nova 7 jelly, truffle essence, house-made brioche
Newfoundland sea salt, Tuddenham Farms blueberry jam
Mouton Cadet Reserve Sauternes

Duck breast, Chinese five spice
ancient grains, orange-scented Belgian endive
honey glazed carrots, star anise
Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Noir

“Bay of Fundy halibut”
Blackened halibut, charred radish, risotto
leek hay, beurre blanc, mango avocado salsa
Famille Bougrier Sancerre Blanc

Sussex lamb
mint chimichurri, sweet potato mash
charred Brussels sprouts, black garlic romesco sauce
Napa Valley Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon

“The Shores of Fundy”
Chocolate ‘earth’, mascarpone and cocoa nib ‘rocks’
salted Anglaise ‘water’
Yalumba Antique Muscat NV

Another highlight of this evening was undoubtedly the sabrage of a Methuselah (6 litres = 8 bottles) of Moët et Chandon Champagne served at the reception. Under the attentive eyes of the group, the cork was expulsed by Bailli Cornel Ceapa. Armed with his sabre he carried out the operation with the precision required by the dexterity of his manoeuvre.

Without a doubt, there was not a more special gesture than this Chapitre to bring to a close the end of the year 2021 activities of the Bailliage of New Brunswick.

Mario Griffin
Vice-Chargé de Presse

Photos: courtesy of professional photographer Ben Champoux

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