Attached to this email is the formal invitation to the Chaine’s next event: our Fall Chaine/Mondiale Champagne Brunch at Butler’s Pantry at the RiverCenter in Covington, Kentucky on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM.
Our friend Emmy Friedrichs, formerly at The Mercer OTR, is now at Butler’s Pantry in Covington and has invited us to have a Fall Champagne Brunch on their block-long outdoor patio (movement indoors in case of rain). They can accommodate 60 with social distancing and they do have space heaters if it gets a bit cool.
Chef Bhumin Desai is an alum of both Jean-Robert and Bouquet and has put together a great menu for us that he’s matched specifically to four special champagnes selected by Echanson Provincial Mary Horn for our brunch. The menu and champagnes are as follows:
Oyster on the Half-shell, Champagne Mignonette
Buckwheat Pancake, Creme Fraiche, Big Fish Caviar
Whipped Deviled Potatoes, Mushroom Duxelle, Truffle Salt
Champagne Duval Leroy Brut Reserve
Glazed Pork Belly, Champagne Braised Apples, White Cheddar Fondue
Dark Wood Farm Greens, Quail Egg, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
Champagne Laurent Perrier Blanc de Blanc Brut Nature, Tours-sur-Marne
Scallop “Benedict”, 16 Bricks Brioche, Smoking Goose Jowl Bacon
Brown Butter Hollandaise, Fennel
Champagne J. Lassalle 1er Cru Brut Rose, Chigny-les-Roses
Roasted Lamb Loin, Lamb Shank Hash, Wild Mushrooms
Bechemel, Tart Cherry Jus
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, Reims
Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti
This brunch is open to all Chaine/Mondiale members and guests are welcome to attend, but reservations will be limited to 60 so please respond quickly. The deadline to make your reservations is Friday, October 9, 2020.
If you plan to bring guests and/or if you have dietary restrictions please email the names of your guests and/or your dietary request to Ray van der Horst.
The dress is Business Casual with Ribbons. Seating will be assigned.
Butler’s Pantry is located at 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, Kentucky and free parking is available in the open lot across Rivercenter Blvd. from the restaurant.
Please see below for COVID-19 precautions. *
I hope to see you all at Butler’s Pantry on Sunday, October 18!
* The safety of members, guests and professional staff at Chaine activities is a top priority, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. By voluntarily choosing to participate in this Chaine activity, members and guests explicitly assume any and all risks of attendance and hold harmless the Chaine from all claims. Anyone who is not feeling well, has any symptoms of COVID-19, has been tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or has been knowingly in the presence of someone in the past 14 days who had or subsequently was diagnosed with COVID-19 is prohibited from attending. Refunds for reservations made will be issued upon request. This Chaine event will comply with CDC guidelines and Kentucky State requirements and will include the following:
1. The wearing of masks upon entering and leaving the restaurant and when walking to and from your table.
2. Tables will be placed a minimum of 6 feet apart.
3. Guests, upon checking in, will be assigned a table where they will be directed and must remain seated while eating and drinking.