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The Portland Maine Bailliage

Founded in 1248 by King Louis IX as a guild of goose roasters to the royalty and aristocracy.

Refounded in 1950 as this "Societe Gastronomique" La Chaîne is the world's largest gastronomique organization with over 25,000 members in more than 100 countries.

The U.S. Bailliage is home to over 135 Bailliages with more than 6,000 members. 

The Portland, Maine chapter of Le Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was founded in 2018


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Are you interested in fine food and wine and are interested in joining?

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Les Officiers

Wilfred R. Beriau, Bailli de Portland Maine

John M. Coviello, Vice Chancelier Argentier

Paul J. Charpentier, Vice Conseiller Gastronomique


Portland, Maine, Is the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year


Bon Appétit Magazine has named Portland, Maine the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year

Upcoming Events


Noel Dinner

Sunday, December 8 (tentative)

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