Sept/Oct 2008

Space Coast Medicine Magazine

Litras Leads Local Chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Alex Litras was the Bailli (president) of the Space Coast Chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs for the past three years. Alex and his wife Pam own Café Margaux and Ulysses’ Prime Steakhouse.
The Chaine des Rotisseurs is an international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950.  It is devoted to promoting fine dining and preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table. The Chaine is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild (a corporation or “union”) of goose roasters, birds that were particularly appreciated in that epoch.  Its authority gradually expanded to the roasting of all poultry, meat and game. The written history of “Les Ayers” has been traced back to the year 1248 and the reign of French king, Louis IX. Today, the society has members in more than 70 countries around the world. In the U.S., there are nearly 150 Bailliages (a derivative of the Middle English word “bailiwick” meaning town or village) headed by a bailli (from the Middle English word “bailiff” indicating the manager or head of the village) and other Bailliage officers who plan the individual chapter’s activities.  The U.S. society is governed by a National Board of Directors and a National Council which, in general, follow the programs and policies set forth by the international society.