Esteemed Chaîne Members,
It is with pleasure and pride that we invite you to join your fellow Chaîne members from around the country and around the globe at our 2018 Grand Chapître, taking place October 3 – 7, 2018, in one of the most incredible cities and dining mecca, Seattle. Our host hotel will be the 5-Star Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
The wide array of festivities which await us has been designed and developed by a dedicated team of Chaîne professionals spearheaded by Conseiller Gastronomique National Mon Roldan, Bailli Provincial Bertrand de Boutray, Bailli Robert Cugini, Officier Michele Heidt and other Seattle Bailliage members, with assistance from Chancelier National Ira Falk and Bailli Délégué Hal Small, that have created a program that will allow each of us attending to experience the history, art, entertainment, excitement, cuisine, wine, fun, glitz, and grandeur, that is all an everyday part of this growing and robust city.
The Chaîne Bailliage in Seattle and its amazing team have combined an offering of more sensational activities than there are hours in the day and more dining venues than you can visit in a week. Whether you enjoy dining at high-end dining venues with amazing chefs, sipping fine wines, sampling superb spirits, visiting museums unlike any others (think Museum of Flight and Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass), or shopping in this vibrant city, treating yourself to outstanding entertainment, or experiencing a Seahawks football or Mariners baseball game, this city has it all and our Grand Chapître is the place to be!
The Grand Chapître will officially commence with the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening, however, we have secured a limited number of reservations with amazing restaurants to offer Chaîne Members Prix-Fixe dining options on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. These dinners will quickly sell-out, so make your reservations early. Friday evening, we will be in the amazing Museum of Flight as we honor our Baillis; an evening you simply do not want to miss. Our black-tie, Induction and Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday at the Fairmont Hotel; don’t miss it.
Our Grand Chapître registration information and materials are bursting with interesting and exciting tours, activities and classes that will be offered during our visit to Seattle. Please note that the National Council and Board of Directors meetings will take place on Saturday afternoon, October 6th. We extend our personal invitation to all members of the Bailliage des Etats-Unis of the Chaîne, to attend these Saturday afternoon meetings. All Baillis should attend the meeting planned for them to be held on Saturday morning, October 6th.
For all of the reasons stated above, we urge you to sign up quickly, as many events will sell-out.
On behalf of Team Seattle, we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Grand Chapître.
Vive la Chaîne and warmest personal regards,