Vipava, June 19, 2009:
Having decided not to hold a Chapitre in 2008, this event at the Zemono Manor in Vipava was long awaited and didn't disappoint.
The first Chapitre to be held outside Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, it was prepared with the utmost attention to detail.
Concerns over this year's unstable weather were swept away as a fine day contributed to a wonderful evening.
The Induction Ceremony was perfectly organised and led by Herbert Steiner, Member of the Conseil Magistral from Austria. The fact that there were 26 new confreres admitted speaks for itself.
Six promotions were also celebrated, for the first time since the foundation of the Bailliage in 2006. The creative and vibrant Maitre Restaurateur Tomaz Kavcic - a genius - was the host for the event. In the beautiful interior of the manor; together with his team, he prepared a truly unforgettable evening.
It is hoped that the pictures will tell the story of the unique atmosphere ofthis event and the individual feelings and emotions of all those present.