News Release: On a balmy Saturday evening in July, 24 socially-distanced members of the Bermuda Chapter of the epicurean group Chaîne des Rôtisseurs met for the first time since COVID-19.

The Chaîne normally meets several times during the year to enjoy Bermuda’s local restaurants and catering industry. Executive Chef Chris Malpas of Butterfield Bank, who is a member of the Bermuda Chapter, reached out to the Chaîne Committee to see if the members would be interested in a small dinner. The members who attended the event enjoyed the evening under the canopy and outdoor space graciously provided by Butterfield Bank while raising some funds to support Bermuda’s restaurant industry.

Chef Chris Malpas and his team prepared a wonderful, 90% local sourced menu which was beautifully paired with wines from Discovery Wines. Locally sourced tuna and albacore came from Bermuda Fish Company Ltd, all vegetables, herbs and the wonderful chocolate in dessert all came from local farmers or grocers. The only ‘imported’ part of the the meal was the Australian lamb cutlets. The dinner was a resounding success.

“Our thanks are to Chris Malpas, Executive Chef and Michael Schrum, the CFO of Butterfield Group for allowing us to utilize the space. This gave us the ability to safely hold an event to ensure that the proper protocols for dining could be maintained for those who attended and the Butterfield Staff.”, stated James Davis, President of Bailliage des Bermudes.

The Chaîne in Bermuda understand the challenges that the restaurant industry has had over the past 4 months. The Committee therefore made the decision that a donation of $2,500 will go towards the Restaurant Relief Fund to help those who are experiencing hardship. The Chaîne has been in existence for over 30 years in Bermuda and will continue to work to support the local industry to keep the tradition of culinary excellence in Bermuda.