Attached to this email is the formal invitation to the Chaine’s May event: our 40th Anniversary Induction Dinner at Pinecroft at the Crosley Estate on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM. This is our annual Black Tie event to induct those members who have joined the Chaîne since our last Induction Dinner in May 2019 as well as to induct new members into the Société Mondiale du Vin. To celebrate this special 40th anniversary year we are going to Pinecroft at the Crosley Estate. As you know, we were scheduled to go there a year ago but it was canceled due to the pandemic. The caterer for this wonderful venue is our good friend Michael Forgus of Funky’s Catering, and Michael’s 5-course menu includes such courses as Tuna Nicoise, Arctic Bass, Duck Breast and Kerwee Wagu Beef. Our wine committee will meet soon to select the perfect wines to match these courses. This is an event you won’t want to miss. *See below.
If you are a new inductee, or receiving a promotion, in either the Chaine or Mondiale, it’s important that you attend this event and reserve quickly. If you are unable to attend please email me as soon as possible and let me know.
Guests are welcome to attend but reservations will be limited to 72 so please respond quickly. The deadline to make your reservations is Friday, May 7, 2021.
If you plan to bring guests and/or if you have dietary restrictions please email the the names of your guests and/or your dietary request to Ray van der Horst.
Dress for this event is Black Tie with Ribbons.
Pinecroft at Crosley Estate is located at 2366 Kipling Avenue. There is no valet parking but free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the property.
The Chaîne will be able to take your $175 per person payment not only by check, or Venmo (@Chaine-Cincinnati) but also by credit card or pay pal. For credit card or pay pal I have provided 2 links below which will take you to the payment site depending on whether you are reserving for 2 people or 1. If you are reserving for 3 just use a combination of the two links. If paying by check please forward a check made payable to Chaine des Rotisseurs to: Ray van der Horst, 1415 Herschel Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208.
To pay by credit card or pay pal, please use the links in my email sent on April 15.
I hope to see you at Pinecroft on Sunday, May 16!
*We are having this in-person event because the Board believes by the date of the event that most, if not all of our members will have had the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and will feel comfortable socializing with others. Measures will be taken to maintain a safe environment by taking temperatures upon arrival, having our reception and induction ceremony outside (weather and cicadas permitting), dinner seating limited to tables of 6 and the serving staff wearing masks. However, during this event masks will not be required of our members and guests as they will be eating and drinking upon arrival. If you are not comfortable under these conditions it is best not to attend.