2023 World Chaîne Day

Saturday, April 22, 2023

6:00pm Champagne Reception & Hors d’oeuvres

6:45pm 5-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings

3201 Louisiana St  |  Houston, TX 77006


Les Hors d’Oeuvres

Cajun Shrimp Boil Beignet topped with Créole Rémoulade
Caviar, Smoked Salmon, Blini
French Scrambled Eggs w/ Truffle Parmesan Crisps

Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Brut Champagne

Le Menu Du Chef

Le Foie Gras Chaud et Froid

Pan-Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Truffle and Apple Compote, Toasted Brioche
Balsamique Demi-glace

Cyprès de Climens Barsac Sauternes, 2012

La Noix de Saint-Jacques, les Écrevisses Louisiannaise

Seared U-8 Scallop
Creamy Crawfish & Saffron Risotto, Tempura Asparagus
Sauce Marmite

Cristia Châteauneuf Pape Blanc, 2020

Le Loup de Mer du Chili, le Crabe Bleu du Golfe du Mexique

Chilean Sea Bass Confit with Jumbo Lump Crab
Carrot Pasta, Sweet Pea Purée
Black Garlic and Lemon Velouté

Domaine Matrot Meursault, 2018

Un Interlude

Lillet Blanc, Yuzu Liquor, Lavender Syrup, Champagne, Lemon Peel Garnish

Le Filet Mignon, le Homard des Eaux Froides

Roasted Petite Beef Tenderloin, Butter Poached Lobster Tail
Tallow Seared Sweet Potatoes, Prosciutto Haricot Vert Bundles
Sauce Béarnaise

Château Peyrabon Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois, 1996

La Tarte Caramel & Chocolat au Beurre Salé

Salted Caramel Ganache Tart
Strawberry Sorbet, White Chocolate Truffle
Grand Marnier Chantilly, Macaroon Crumble

Taylor Fladgate 20-Year-Old Tawny Porto

Members: $280 | Guests: $295
Limited to 40 guests.

Attire: Black Tie with Ribbons

Chef Jacques Fox

Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite Agricole de la République Française

Born in North Africa “Sidi-Bel-Abbes” and raised in France by Polish grandparents, Chef Jacques Fox demonstrated an early aptitude for cooking even before graduating from high school. After moving to the United States, Chef Jacques worked at several properties, including the four-star Hotel Bentley in Louisiana, Moody Gardens, the Wentletrap Restaurant in the five-star Tremont House Hotel, and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Chef Jacques also served as Executive Chef for the Briar Club and the world-class Miramont Country Club. Most recently, Chef Jacques was the Executive Chef and food and beverage director at Briarcrest County Club. In addition to his culinary work, Chef Jacques holds several educational titles including a certified hospitality educator (CHE) designation from the American Hotel and Motel Association Educational Institute and a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) title. He is also a member of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs where he held the title of Conseiller Culinaire des Etats-Unis. This title afforded Chef Jacques the opportunity to visit numerous culinary schools across the globe. He currently holds the designation of Conseiller Culinaire Honoraire des Etats-Unis Conseil D’Honneur and has served as the National Board Member In-Charge of the Young Chef Competition for seven years. As Chef Jacques strongly values educating future chefs, he guest lectures to students enrolled in the University of Houston’s highly respected Hotel and Restaurant Management program through the Barron’s International Dinner Series. In 2010, Chef Jacques collaborated with David and Sylvain Denis to bring innovative French dining to Midtown Houston through Artisans Restaurant, which opened in 2012 to great critical acclaim.

Chef Russell Kirkham

A native of Louisiana, Russell Kirkham grew up hunting and fishing on the bayous where he learned to butcher and cook the wild game he caught. As his passion for culinary knowledge grew, he looked to his grandmothers for inspiration. They taught him an appreciation for cooking traditional Cajun food as well as the importance of seasonal, fresh ingredients. At 18 Chef Russell was given the opportunity to work in his first professional kitchen at the Atrium Hotel, which is the only full-service hotel in Monroe, Louisiana. After working for several years honing his skills and creativity Chef Russell moved to Houston to attend the prestigious Art Institute of Houston in pursuit of a culinary arts degree. While in school, he was exposed to Houston’s rich and varied culinary and restaurant environment. Since graduating, Chef Russell has had the opportunity to work at many well-known Houston restaurants including Noe Restaurant, Max’s Wine Dive, Brasserie Max & Julie, Beaver’s, Feast, and Divino Italian Restaurant. Chef Russell brings his passion for classic French food highlighting seasonal, fresh ingredients to Artisans.

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