Attached to this email is the formal invitation to the Chaîne’s August event, our Annual Picnic Dine Around and Silent Auction at Clint and Jean Haynes’ Farm in Liberty, Indiana on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 4:00 PM. We had over 50 people show up for last year’s event and everyone had a great time enjoying the Spanish themed dinner including Pat’s famous mussels, whole roasted lamb and suckling pig, wonderful salads, dessert, great wine and camaraderie with fellow Chaîne members. This year Clint & Jean, Pat Gaito, Marilyn Harris, Chuck Hong, Mary Horn, Dan Morrow, Shannon Read, Graig Smith and company will be providing us with an Inland Seafood Fest (Menu below). Deadline for reserving for this event will be Monday, July 26, 2021.
And again, Mike Monnin and Mary Horn will be auctioning off the wine left over from our major dinners and Mondiale events over the past year at our annual Silent Auction benefiting either the Helping Our Friends restaurateurs we’ve been assisting over the past 2 years or scholarships for young chefs. Please bring your checkbook if you’d like to participate. A listing of the wines to be auctioned will be emailed to you prior to the picnic.
The menu is as follows:
Fresh grilled Carolina oysters and assorted sauces. Steamed clams in butter sauce and crab salad sliders
Fresh cedar planked salmon with bourbon sauce. Battered fried perch served with Mary Horn’s killer tarter sauce and Pat Gaito’s famous spicy Italian sausage and peppers.
A Georgia salad of fresh peaches, chopped pecans, and mixed greens; poached Sicilian style cod in extra virgin olive oil, shrimp and tomato salad, strawberry caprese salad, ricotta toasts with sun dried tomatoes and a refreshing watermelon mint salad.
Marilyn Harris’ Famous Bread Pudding and a special Chaine 40th Anniversary Cake.
And as with all Dine Arounds you are requested to bring one bottle of QUALITY wine per person attending (two bottles per couple). Our guide for selecting the proper wine and Dine Around etiquette is attached for your reference.
The party begins at 4:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and will end around 10:00 PM or whenever you’d like to leave.
Dress is Casual, shorts and jeans allowed, NO Ribbons required at this one.
Guests are welcome to attend. If bringing guests, please send their names to Ray van der Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no transportation provided this year. Adequate parking is available. Directions to the Haynes Farm from Oxford, Ohio are attached and is located approximately 15 minutes northwest of Oxford, OH. If for some reason you get lost, Clint’s cell phone number is 513-659-2342.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
With this Dine Around we will handle the reservations and $75 per person payment like we do with our four major dinners. The price includes an additional $25 as a donation to assist our Helping Our Friends restaurateurs or scholarships for young chefs. We can take your payment with pay pal or credit card through the links below whether you are reserving for one person or two. If reserving for 3 just use a combination of the two. We also accept payment through Venmo or by check. If paying by check, please send it to Ray van der Horst, 1415 Herschel Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208 and please email him at email@example.com that you are doing so. Make your reservations before the Monday, July 26, 2021 deadline.
The pay pal links are as follows:
For one person:
For two people:
I look forward to seeing you at the Picnic and Silent Auction on August 7!
Vive la Chaîne!