From dormant to dynamic
" The Bailliage is eager to carry both excitement and momentum into this new year "
With only 15 members remaining at the beginning of 2022, the pandemic and other factors had generated challenges for the local Bailliage of Denver Mile High. Re-emerging with new leadership and direction, the Bailliage’s Board worked diligently to plan a creative and dynamic calendar for members with themed wine tasting events, frequent and exciting casual events, along with the traditional Chaîne formal dinners.
Two Induction Ceremonies were hosted during 2022 welcoming 24 new members, transfers, and reinstatements. The first was in April. For the second, in October, Bailli Délégué Bertrand de Boutray flew in for the event.
New Chaîne member Maître Rôtisseur Chef Elise Wiggins hosted the October Induction Dinner at her restaurant Cattivella. Elise’s passion for bringing people together, treating them as family and exceptional food made the event even more remarkable.
The Bailliage is eager to carry both excitement and momentum into this new year, especially as it is being honoured to host USA’s 2023 National Grand Chapitre. Bailliage officers and members are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone for exhilarating culinary adventures and camaraderie in colourful Colorado.
Prepared from a longer article written by Christiann Vaughn, Vice-Chargée de Presse
Photographer: K. Gotham Photography
Bread, the staff of life!
Given by Bailli Délégué Honoraire Aníbal Soares at the Gala Dinner
Always ready to welcome members from other Bailliages