*Buffalo* Saturday April 23rd & Sunday April 24th - Induction

The time has arrived to sign up for a truly special dining experience!!! I am very excited to present a great, new dining opportunity to take place on Saturday, April 23rd at 6PM. Our Annual Induction Gala will be held at Harvest Restaurant at the Bent Opera House in Medina, NY. PLEASE NOTE THEY CAN ONLY SEAT 45 PEOPLE. I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MORE THAN 45 SO PLEASE REGISTER IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.


Bent’s Opera House owners Roger and Heather Hungerford have roots in the Village of Medina, and have been an important part of its transformational change. The Opera House was built in 1865, and the Hungerfords have poured millions into its renovation over the last 5 years. The crowning jewel of the hotel is Harvest Restaurant run by Heather Hungerford. At its culinary center is Executive Chef/Chaîne Maître Rôtisseur Lionel Heydel, originally from Strasbourg area of France, recruited from teaching le Cordon Bleu in Orlando. He has an extraordinary pedigree, including a turn at Michelin 3 starred restaurant Le Chabichou in Courchevel, France. Bents Opera House Hotel is offering reduced room rates for the evening- please phone to make your reservation and they will honor their corporate rate ($234/night Queen, $254/night King). The menu will take us back to exquisite traditional French.  


Some people have inquired re transportation. Kindly advise if you are interested sharing cost to take a bus there and back that night. If enough people express interest I will get a price on a bus that would pick up and drop off at a single destination in Buffalo the night of the event. Otherwise, please consider taking a hotel room that night in Medina. Special rates at Bent’s Opera House Hotel (585-318-2110) are noted above- please mention you are with Chaine when you call. If it is sold out, Hart House (585-735-6031) and Cobblestone Hotel (585-798-6777) have been suggested as alternatives. 


DATE: Saturday April 23rd

TIME: 6PM Induction will take place during dinner

ATTIRE: Black Tie suggested with ribbons ,Chef's Whites for professionals are also acceptable

PLACE: Harvest Restaurant, 444 Main St, Medina, NY

Kindly notify Darbyfishkin@hotmail.com via email if attending and how paying. 

 All reservations will be confirmed by email.  If you don't receive a confirmation, we do NOT have your registration. 




If paying by check, please make payable to Chaîne des Rotisseurs and send to: 

Darby Fishkin

65 Nottingham Terrace

Buffalo,NY 14216


Guest(s) ____________________________________________________ 

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Paying online: check out through PayPal these links following below:

Members- $210

Guests- $230

Paypal payments include a service fee


Venmo payment can also be made: @Chaine-Buffalo





Amuse Bouche 

Smoked Salmon Parfait, Garbanzo Blinis, 

Ossetra Caviar, Lemon Horseradish Tuile

Mirabelle Brut

Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabés 2018


La salade 

Harvest Twist on a Wedge salad

Domaine La Suffrene Bandol Rosé 2020

Foie Gras 

Hudson Valley Duck Liver, Molten Apples, Ginger Snap 

G & M Machmer Gewürztraminer Spätlese Bechtheimer 2017


Le Homard

Maine Lobster with Saffron Risotto, 

Spicy Butternut Squash Veloute, Micro Greens

Cà dei Frati I Frati 2020


Le Canard 

Sous Vide Hudson Valley Moulard Duck Breast,

Mushroom Medley, Red Wine Demi, Lentils, Garlic Chips

Mas Alta Cirerets 2018


Le Fromage

Cayuga Blue Cheesecake, Beet Dust, 

Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Walnut Crust.

Sandeman Old Tawny Porto Aged 10 Years


Le dessert

Harvest Signature 1865 Opera Cake

Sandeman Old Tawny Porto Aged 10 Years



White Chocolate Truffle, Champagne Infusion


Menu pending seasonal availability






Buffalo Club- Around the World in Three Intimate Dinners- limited to only 10 people each night, when the time comes, please sign up for only one dinner so all may have a chance. You may rank order the other two choices in case your preferred event is sold out, or if you want to be considered for a second dinner. 

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Finally!! Caviar and Champagne – Thursday June 9th at Buffalo Art Movement 6PM

And just a reminder…. The current national team is working hard to bring value to your membership, including the recent addition of a hotel discount program. Andy and I have used it already, and it has provided really terrific savings. In order to access this benefit, you need to set up your online www.chaineus.org account, and from there select “member benefits & info”-> “member benefits: travel &hotel” -> “click on access hotel rates and reservations” under Wholesale Hotel Rates. There you will enter your Chaîne account information and be able to access the discounted rates. They are lower than any published rates on line in our experience so far.

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