The Chaine is a friendly, informal but Worldwide organisation celebrating the art of good food and wine. Here in the Solent area (broadly Hampshire and West Sussex) we arrange dinners, and some luncheons, at establishments which have an established or growing reputation. The menus are tailored to display the skills of the kitchen and the wine flights are matched to the food.
An inclusive price is paid for the meal, wines and service. A pre-dinner drink and canapes are normally provided. Although informal, the conviviality and company being one of the binding ingredients to the success of the Chaine, there are certain traditions observed such as the Sante de Chef at the end of the meal. Generally the chef will close the restaurant for our exclusive use on the evening.
Solent organises about 8 events a year but membership entitles entry to the numerous events held across the country and globally.
For more information on the Bailliage de Solent and its events, please visit the Solent website. The web site also contains menus and write-ups of recent Solent events.
AGM & Dinner at The Earl of March
Our AGM will be held at The Earl of March on 29th January. Details here and on the Solent Bailliage web site.