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Escalade Dinners 2016
Escalade Dinners 2016

25.11.2016 to 18.12.2016

When: Nov/Dec 2016



"Ainsi périssent les ennemis de la République!"

The Ecolint Alumni Escalade Dinners are, for many alumni, a treasured opportunity to re-connect with the school that played such an important part in their lives. In 2015, a record 20 events took place around the world.

These dinners are organized by volunteers and are generally held as close as possible to 11-12 December. The Alumni Office arranges for chocolate marmites to be shipped to each dinner so that the tradition of having the youngest and oldest person break open the marmite can be maintained.

Depending on the number of people involved and the size of the local alumni community, dinners are either held at a restaurant or other event venue (perhaps with a Swiss connection) or hosted by alumni in their own home.

If your would like to organise a dinner, please contact the Alumni Office as soon as possible. (

Reports & Photos 2016

> See photos and reports from the 2015 Escalade Dinners

Atlanta  –  Boston  –  Chicago  –  Dallas  –  Denver  –  Detroit (Midwest)  –  Jerusalem  –  London  –  Los Angeles 
Miami  –  New York  –  Oslo  –  Paris  –  Portland  –  San Francisco (Bay Area)  –  Seattle  –  Singapore 
Sydney  – Washington DC


Escalade Dinners 2016

[Dates and details will be added over the coming weeks]


When: Thursday 8 December
Where:  Home of Teresa Finister (LGB '81), Marietta, GA.
Contact: Barbara Talbott (LGB '70)

This year's Atlanta Escalade Dinner will be hosted by Teresa Finister (LGB '81) at her home in Marietta, Georgia. Invitations will be sent by Barbara Talbott.



When: Saturday 3 December, 5pm
Where:  Home of Paul Smyke (LGB '81), 633 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA
Contact: Lalitha (Sundaram) Ramakrishnan (LGB '71)

Invitations will be sent by email. Paul Smyke (LGB '81) has kindly agreed to host the dinner in his new home in Lexington. Those interested in attending should contact lalitha[at]



When: Saturday 10 December, 1pm
Where:  La Crêperie, 2845 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
Contact: Catrina Hays (La Chât '91) & Carrie (Green) Eccleston (LGB '90)

Alumni living in Illinois and Wisconsin should receive an invitation via Evite. You can also contact Catrina directly (catrinachays[at] The cosy back room at La Crêperie has been reserved.



When: Saturday 10 December
Where: Reiger Ave, Dallas
Contact: Bob Ackerman (LGB '73)

Bob Ackerman will once again host the Dallas Escalade Dinner this year. You can find a report from the 2015 dinner here.


Denver / Rocky Mountains

When: Sunday 11 December
Where:  Johnny Mac's Café, 6004 S. Kipling Parkway  Littleton, CO 80127
Contact: Judy Ackerman (LGB '70) & Barbara Miller (LGB '70)

Menu:  Raclette, potatoes, sausage, salad, dessert, soda, coffee, tea. Price:  $25.00
Please bring wine or beer if you choose.
RSVP to judyackerman[at]  or Barbara Miller at  bem2miller[at]


Detroit / Midwest

When: Saturday 3 December
Where:  Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Bob Brown (LGB '67)

Bob Brown has sent an invitation to alumni in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The dinner will take place in a restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI. Details will be confirmed soon.



When: Thursday 15 December, 8pm
Where: Abu Tor, Jerusalem
Contact: Noga Tarnopolsky (LGB '84)

We're delighted that our first Ecolint Escalade Dinner in Israel will take place this year. The current plan is for Noga to host a raclette dinner at her home in the Abu Tor area of Jerusalem. Those interested in attending should get in touch with Noga via: nogaga[at]



When: Monday 12 December, at 7pm for dinner at 7.30pm
Where:  St. Moritz Restaurant, Wardour St.
Contact: Robin Dormer (LGB '69)

Invitations were sent to all UK-based alumni in October. Contact Robin Dormer directly (rjd[at] if you did not receive one and would like to attend.  

Fixed menu consisting of a salad starter, a main course of either a cheese fondue (Fondue Neuchâtel) or a meat fondue (Fondue Bourguignonne), and a dessert (Meringue Glacée); followed by coffee/tea. House wine (Swiss—Chasselas) will be ordered as we go: we have assumed half a bottle per person. The cost is likely to be around £55 or so each (including service), which is reasonable by London standards!


Los Angeles (Southern California)

When: Friday 2 December
Where:  Huntington Beach, Orange County
Contact: Kathryn Hagerman (LGB '99)

An invitation was sent via Evite. It can be accessed here.. Whether or not you can attend you are encouraged to join the SoCal Facebook Group.

Gray Latto has kindly agreed to host the event at his home in Huntington Beach.


Miami (South Florida)

When: Saturday 3 December
Where: The Blue Bar and Grill, 1960 South Ocean Dr., Hallandale Beach, Fl. 33009
Contact: Eduardo Torres (LGB '78) & Annath Vardi (LGB '71)

Invitations will be sent by email; you can also join the Ecolint South Florida Facebook Group.



When: Thursday 10 November, 17:30
Where: The Hague
Contact: Marleen Pahlplatz (LGB '95)

Susan Cave (former teacher at LGB) has again kindly offered to host the dinner at her home in The Hague.
It will start off with drinks at 17:30 followed by an informal sit down.

If you would like to join contact: m_pahlplatz[at]


New York

When: Saturday 10 December, 1pm
Where: Aleo Restaurant, 7 W 20th Street #1, New York 10011
Contact: Sven Dietrich (LGB '85)

Register via Eventbrite. Pricing ranges from $35 to $55 depending on when you register.



When: Friday 25 November, 17.00-20.30
Where:  Restaurant Eik, Hotel Continental, Oslo 
Contact: Cecilie Nilsen (LGB '81)

The restaurant offers set menus of 3, 4 and 5 courses ranging from NOK 400 - 600, excluding drinks. When the number of attendees is known, the menu will be decided.



When: Friday 2 December, 19h30
Where: Hôtel du Nord, 102 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
Contact: Karin Hervieu-Causse (LGB '78) 

Please contact Karin Hervieu-Causse directly if you wish to attend (hervieucausse[at]

Métro: République, Gare de L’Est, Jacques Bonsergent, Colonel Fabien, Chateau Landon: lignes 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11
Bus: 20, 30, 31, 32, 35, 46, 47, 56, 65, 75
Parking: Grand Garage Saint-Laurent - 52 rue des Vinaigriers 75010, Accès voiture 54 boulevard Magenta



When: Sunday 11 December, 6pm
Where: Portland Heights area
Contact: Katherine Bloomfield (LGB '75)

Katherine Bloomfield has kindly offered to organize our first Escalade Dinner in Portland, OR. She will host a pot-luck dinner at her home. Please RSVP via email to kat.m.bloom[at] or call her on 503-319-7645.


San Francisco / Bay Area

When: Saturday 10 December, 4pm
Where:  Menlo Park
Contact: Lynn Auslander (lynn.auslander[at]

Lynn and Edgar Auslander, whose children attended Ecolint up until 2015, hosted our first Bay Area Escalade Dinner at their home in Silicon Valley last December. They have kindly offered to host once again



When: Saturday 10 December, 5pm
Where:  Matt Kirby's home, 47th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98136
Contact: Matt Kirby (LGB '89)

Please use this Evite to send your RSVP.



When: Wednesday 7 December at 20h
Where:  Swiss Club, 36 Swiss Club Road Singapore
Contact: Tara (Kernohan) Thivolet (LGB '91)

RSVP by 21 November to tara[at]
Many thanks to Lara Zoumut-Collette (LGB ’86) for coordinating dinner at the Swiss Club.



When: Saturday 10 December, 6.30pm
Where:  The Duck Inn, 74 Rose St, Chippendale
Contact: Matt Balogh (LGB '80)

The Sydney Escalade returns after last year's break, taking place at The Duck Inn, for drinks and canapés. $30 by pre-payment for the canapés. No charge for kids. Buy your own drinks. There is the option to stay on for a meal afterwards..

To Register, please email Matt Balogh on mbalogh[at]

Washington DC

When: Saturday 10 December
Where: Home of Allison Anderson-Baca (LGB '77), McLean, VA 22012
Contact: Cindy Richmond (LGB '74) and Pennie Aldrich (LGB '65)

Kindly hosted once again by Allison Anderson-Baca; contact Cindy Richmond or Pennie Aldrich for information.








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