Baan Lao – A Royal Thai Dining Experience

I am delighted to invite you to our first Chaîne Intimate dining experience of the year at the award-winning Baan Lao Fine Thai Cuisine restaurant in Richmond. This extraordinary culinary gem, under the guidance of our newest professional member Maître Rôtisseur Chef Nutcha Phanthoupheng, has earned a national reputation for exquisite Thai cuisine, top wines and exceptional white glove service designed to (as Chef Phanthoupheng says) “welcome guests as if they are members of Royalty.” In what I know will be an event “fit for a King or Queen,” Chef Phanthoupheng will take us on a culinary journey to [Read More...]

World Chaîne Day 2022- Bubbles Tasting

World Chaîne Day  “Bubbles Tasting” A celebration and exploration of Champagne & Sparkling Wines Dear OM, Chaîne Members and Friends, Please join us on World Chaîne Day for a delightful exploration of “bubbly” – champagne and sparkling wines from around the world. We can certainly think of no better way to celebrate our international organization’s special day than with the world’s most celebrated wine! This year’s World Chaîne Day get-together will take place at the elegant Vancouver Club on Sunday, April 24th, under the guidance of our own Vice-Echanson Clement Lau and Chaîne Maître Tim Ellison, with wines provided [Read More...]

Italian Wine & Cheese Pairings: March 19 & 20

Dear Ordre Mondial and Chaîne members, Once again, in the spirit of our Bailliage’s desire to bring you culinary events that both entertain and educate, you are most warmly invited to join us for a fun, relaxed and informative exploration of Italian wines and cheeses and how to best pair them for the optimal taste experience. This event, led by our Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique Bob Charlton, will feature an assemblage of seven classic Italian red, white and sparkling wines presented for pairing with nine fine Italian cheeses. The selection of cheeses will reflect a wide range of styles, from creamy [Read More...]

Christmas 2021 at La Terrazza

The “most wonderful time of the year” is coming up fast, and with it comes the happy return of one of the most roundly enjoyed and warmly anticipated events of our culinary year – our annual Chaîne Christmas Dinner. Please join us for a festive “taste of Italy” at the renowned La Terrazza Ristorante, under the direction of our own Maître Rôtisseur Chef Gennaro Iorio. As befits the holiday season, Chef Iorio has planned a dinner that reflects some of the culinary traditions of Italy with each course thoughtfully paired with a fine wine from La Terrazza’s renowned cellar under [Read More...]

2021 Chaîne Intronisation & 50th Anniversary Dinner

Dearest Chaîne Members & Friends, It is with the greatest pleasure that I invite you to join me for the happy return of the most glittering event in our Chaîne events calendar –  our annual Chaîne Intronisation gala. This year our induction event, at which we will welcome new members and extend special recognition to some of our current members, will be made all the more special by the fact that 2021 also marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Vancouver Bailliage. Our celebration of this milestone for our Bailliage will take place on Sunday, November 7th [Read More...]