Gastronomic association visits PE

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs to hold gala dinner at Broughton Country Estate


An international gastronomic association whose origins date back to 13th-century France, will be making a turn in the Bay next weekend to host a sophisticated gala dinner here.
The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the world’s oldest food and wine society, with almost nearly 25,000 members in more than 80 countries.
“The Chaîne”, as it is informally known, also has more than 350 members across six “bailliages” or chapters in SA, including a very active one on the Garden Route.
It is this chapter – the Bailliage de l’Outeniqua – which will host next Saturday’s “chapitre” or meeting, and the dinner, at luxurious Broughton Country Estate in Colleen Glen.
New members will be inducted at the event to be attended by the likes of celebrity chef Francois Ferreira, a past national head of the Chaîne.
“If amazing food, magnificent wines and stimulating company get your juices flowing, you may want to consider making the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs part of your life,” says Gerhard Maritz, of Hopefield Country House in Addo and the new “bailli” or president of the Bailliage de l'Outeniqua.
Members include everyone from food lovers to professionals, whether hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs or sommeliers, all united by their appreciation of fine cuisine, Maritz says.
The Outeniqua chapter, founded in 2000, regularly sees award-winning chefs prepare mouth-watering dishes, always paired with exceptional wines, to delight the most sophisticated of palates, he says.
Next Saturday’s dinner at 6.30pm is not just open to Chaîne members and will offer a rare opportunity to observe the inner workings of this prestigious organisation.
For bookings and menu details, contact Gerhard Maritz on 082-735-3135 or e-mail: gerhard@hopefield.co.za

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