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Le Gourmand and Chefs Meet des Artistes
By John Bonar
Photos by Alexey Zhukov

Chaine des Rotisseurs, Moscow chapter, held its first Dinner Amical outside of the Balchug Kempinski Hotel in mid April at Cafe des Artistes, the newest member restaurant in the international gastronomique society. Partner and Executive Chef Mr. Dolf Michel, hosted the dinner at which Gianni van Daalen, the Moscow Bailli, greeted about 30 members and friends of the Chaine. The spirited company enjoyed champagne Cava Codorniu Brut, Clos Burnier, Cepage, Russia 2005 and Clos Burnier, Merlot, Russia 2005 was served with Cognac Kazumian VSOP and Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky at the cocktail reception

The group relished a mouth-watering five course dinner prepared by the Executive Chefs Dolf Michel, Stefan Warnig and Sergei Kuzminov, accompanied by the first red and white wines from the new Russian winery pioneered by Renaud and Marina Burnier, Domaine Burnier, Novorossisk. John Bonar.

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Ian Jones with Marina and Renaud Burnier

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