The Cincinnati Bailliage’s Holiday Dinner was held in the Hall of Mirrors at the historic Netherland Hilton Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. This landmark art deco hotel was the perfect setting for our festive evening.
Award winning chef Todd Kelly and Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Barbara Lancor constructed a masterful multi-course menu which was exquisitely paired with wines selected by Vice Echanson Mike Monnin.
The highlight of the evening was Bailli George Elliott’s presentation of the Bronze Star of Excellence to Vice Chargé de Mission Clint Haynes. Mr Haynes, Vice President of Stress Engineering Services, has been a Chaîne member since 2002 and has served on the board since 2005. He and his wife Jean are well known in the community for generously donating their time and resources not only to the Chaîne but to many other vital charities such as Cancer Family Care and the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. This past year, they hosted a lobster bake for the entire bailliage at their farm in rural Indiana and are planning a pig roast for next year.
What a perfect way to celebrate Chaîne Camaraderie, the excellence of one of our favorite local chefs, and the dedicated giving spirit of our members!
Graig Smith, Vice Chargé de Presse