A M ONTHLY N EWSLETTER FOR M EMBERS OF T HE A THENAEUM n T HE C ALIFORNIA I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY
Seating: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. every half hour
Egg Hunts: 10:30 a.m. / 12:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.
$45.00 per person / $50.00 per person after April 1st
$25.00 for children 4-11 years
A Platinum Club Complimentary for children 3 years & under
On the beautiful patio and along the Olive Walk is the perfect Easter Sunday setting for you and your
family. Join us for our holiday brunch and children’s Easter Egg Hunts with a special visit from the Easter
Bunny. Children must bring their own Easter basket. Prizes will be awarded at each egg hunt to the
children who find one of the 14 Golden Eggs. Egg hunts are available for both younger and older children.
The egg hunt is for Athenaeum members and their guests only. Only children with brunch reservations are
EASTER BRUNCH eligible for the Golden Egg prizes.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
Celebrate the holiday with International Tequila Tasting
your family at our lovely Nights WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
brunch buffet featuring International Nights are the perfect The smooth and spicy flavors of
children’s egg hunts and way to explore the culinary world tequila is explored at this exclusive
without leaving town. Join us for tasting event. Enjoy multiple
a visit from the these special dining experiences. tequila sections paired with a
Easter Bunny. International prix-fixe dinners are available in addition to á la Mexican tasting menu. Visit our website for featured
carte dinner. See menus on page 5. tequilas.
MONDAY, APRIL 9 – Galicia 6:30 p.m. Reception
ADMINISTRATIVE MONDAY, APRIL 23 – Polynesia $25.00 per person
PROFESSIONALS WEEK 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
$25.00 per person
MONDAY, APRIL 23 - Cinco De Mayo
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Specials
Treat the most important Fiesta in the Rathskeller
Pales, ales, lagers, and porters.
people in your office to This beer dinner has something Come and get your fill of
for every beer-drinkers' Mexican favorites. We’re
lunch at The Athenaeum
preference. Get a taste of a variety celebrating with a Mexican theme evening in the
and enjoy a free dessert of beers from around the world. Rathskeller. Get your fill of authentic food and beverage
from our menu. We’ve carefully crafted each course to pair perfectly and specials and bring your amigos for a great fiesta!
complement the flavor of each beer. See menu on page 5. FRIDAY, MAY 4
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Reception / 7:00 p.m. Dinner
$60.00 per person
Reservations Chef’s Cooking Class
Class Mexican Cuisine
Breakfast, Lunch, Entrée Salads & Knife Skills This class will surely be a
Dinner and Special Events cooking fiesta! Join us on Cinco
Crisp, fresh, and flavorful are
(626) 395-8282 just a few ways to describe a great
De Mayo for a cooking class specializing in your favorite
Mexican recipes. After learning some awesome dishes,
salad. Chef Kevin takes us through the different variations
Hotel Rooms and basic essentials for preparing a delicious entrée salad
enjoy a class luncheon to savor your creations. Visit our
(626) 395-8200 website for class menu.
that’s filling and nutritious. See menu on page 5.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
551 South Hill Avenue 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (class begins promptly)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (class begins promptly)
Pasadena, CA 91106 $80.00 per person
$80.00 per person
Employee of the Month
February 2012 (Marisu’s Message Corner)
Spring is like a perhaps hand
Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere) arranging
a window into which people look
(while people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here) and
changing everything carefully
Leslie O’Dell started at The Athenaeum in E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
December 2010, just in time to see the
grandeur of the decorations and learn about
the club’s traditional holiday festivities. The poem by E. E. Cummings above captures the quintessence through which The Athenaeum
Although busy with activities, Leslie shares plans club hosted events for members. We start by building on tradition, then, add innovative
that it was the perfect first introduction to ideas to menus, services and amenities. In our estimation, it is always spring in the club.
the heart and history of the club and its
members. Leslie is the membership & The dawning of spring will be celebrated at Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 8. Any member
guest relations coordinator and is primarily who has been at this brunch will surely tell you how excellent the food is. The brunch is also
responsible for assisting members with a sure and excellent way to gather family and friends. Three separate egg hunts and the Easter
reservations and facilitating reciprocal club Bunny make this event a must for all children. Make your reservations online or call the front
exchange. Leslie helps to greet the newest desk early as this is always a sell-out event.
members as well as maintain the accounts
of our current membership. Making sure At the beer dinner, three domestic beers (two from California and one from Utah) and two
members stay up-to-date with club international brews (England and Brazil) will be available at the reception. The beer dinner is
information by monthly newsletter and the set for Friday, April 13. For dinner, the beer selection will include German, Italian, Belgian
new website are the tasks Leslie takes most and Canadian. This will be a great event as our culinary team will be preparing dishes to
satisfaction in executing. complement these beers.
Leslie feels fortunate to come to work at one Remember that it is administrative professionals’ week starting Monday, April 23 through
of the most beautiful places in Pasadena and Friday, April 27. Bring your administrative assistant or secretary to The Athenaeum as a treat.
to be so close to home. This past November, We are giving free desserts to all secretaries. Kindly inform your server that you are honoring
Leslie married her college sweetheart Justin your secretary(ies) and they can select the dessert of their choice.
surrounded by family, friends, and much
loved co-workers; as she married here at
The Athenaeum. Leslie and Justin are excited We have had many complimentary comments from members regarding our new website. Being
to be planning a summer honeymoon to able to make your dining reservations for lunch and dinner and for club hosted events is one
Europe and reuniting with close family of the major features of the new site. As well, membership account status can be reviewed and
who reside abroad. paid at any time.
The Rath al Fresco opens Friday, May 25; 55 days and our countdown begins.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES INCREASE I look forward to seeing you all at The Athenaeum. Please drop by my office when you are next
The Athenaeum annual 5% dues increase at the club.
will become effective April 1, 2012
and will be reflected on your April statement.
Thank you for your continued support Marisu Jimenez
of The Athenaeum. General Manager
Trefethen Winemaker Dinner Brazilian Carnaval
Executive Chef Kevin’s Recipe Corner
Piquillo Peppers Stuffed
with Goat Cheese
12 piquillo peppers 1. Place 4 piquillos in blender, purée until smooth and set aside.
6 ounces goat cheese 2. Stuff remaining piquillos with the goat cheese.
3. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add the 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus
of olive oil. Sear piquillos on each side until they are caramelized
additional to drizzle
and the cheese is melted.
Sherry vinegar to drizzle
4. Spoon the piquillo purée in a ring around the edge of four plates.
Sea salt to taste Place two seared piquillos in the center of each. Drizzle a little
olive oil, sherry vinegar and sea salt on top.
Makes 4 Servings
as an Appetizer
Caltech Playreaders Caltech Architectural Tour Service
Theater of the Imagination
The 61st Season: Lies and Deception THURSDAY, APRIL 26
“The Accused” by Donald Margulies 10:30 a.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3 AT 8:00 P.M. CATS, a special service of the Caltech Women’s Club, is
The Athenaeum – Hall of Associates
pleased to announce architectural tours of the campus. Tours
Join the Caltech Playreaders as they entertain audiences with
an intimate script reading performance. Enjoy the added last approximately 1½ to 2 hours and are open to the public.
experience of dinner at The Athenaeum. Playreaders dinner For more information, contact Susan Gray in the Office of
is available before the show at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are not Communications at (626) 395-6328.
needed for the reading but are recommended for the dinner.
Please call to reserve at (626) 395-8282.
Say I Do…at The Athenaeum Vendors Include:
BRIDAL OPEN HOUSE Photographers
Sunday, April 29, 2012 * 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cake Bakeries
For the first time ever… Officiants
members & friends are invited to this exclusive event — Wedding Day Coordinators
get a glimpse of the club, acquire event information, and Entertainment
meet the “dream team” of wedding vendors. Catering Management
Hotel Open-House Tour
Take a tour of one of the most sought after venues in Pasadena
dressed in true wedding splendor and let the history & elegance of Complimentary Admission
our facility transform your wedding into unforgettable memories Please extend this invitation to
additional friends & family
Meet our experienced Private Event Staff
Learn about our Preferred Vendors Reservations are Required
Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, April 24th to
Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments Private & Club Events Manager, Dior Chase
See the spectacular setting of your Dream Day! (626) 395-8263 / firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 2012 •
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Prix-Fixe Dinner Prix-Fixe Dinner Prime Rib Buffet Prix-Fixe Dinner Prix-Fixe Dinner
Rathskeller Rathskeller All
Monday Night Rathskeller Rathskeller Kobe Rathskeller Philly
Taco Night $2 Sliders Night $6 Steak Sandwich You Can Eat
Night $6 Tostada Buffet
9 10 11 12 13 14
Prix-Fixe Dinner Beer Dinner
Prime Rib Buffet
Easter Brunch Prix-Fixe Dinner Prix-Fixe Dinner
Rathskeller Rathskeller Rathskeller Kobe
Sliders Night $6 Steak Sandwich Rathskeller All
Monday Night Taco Night $2 Night $6 You Can Eat
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Prix-Fixe Dinner Chef’s Cooking
Prix-Fixe Dinner Prix-Fixe Dinner Prix-Fixe Dinner
Prime Rib Buffet Class:
Rathskeller Rathskeller Philly Rathskeller All
Rathskeller Rathskeller Kobe Steak Sandwich Entrée Salads &
Monday Night Sliders Night $6 You Can Eat Knife Skills
Burgers $6 Taco Night $2 Night $6 Tostada Buffet
22 International 23 24 25 26 27 28
Nights: Polynesia Prix-Fixe Dinner
Prix-Fixe Dinner Prix-Fixe Dinner
Prime Rib Buffet
Prix-Fixe Dinner Rathskeller Philly
Rathskeller Rathskeller All
Rathskeller Rathskeller Kobe Steak Sandwich You Can Eat
Taco Night $2 Sliders Night $6 Night $6
Monday Night Tostada Buffet
Administrative Professionals Week
Prix-Fixe Dinner MONDAY, APRIL 23 - FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Monday Night Enjoy a complimentary dessert
when you join us for lunch!
New Members Coming in May
Dr. Thomas Bjorklund Prof. Luiz Lourenco
Mr. Carl Blumenfeld Dr. Siarhei Manakou Tequila Tasting Taste of California
Dr. Michael Cann Dr. William McGrath WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Exclusive Wine Tasting Event
Mr. Liubomir Chiriac Mr. Prakhar Mehrotra FRIDAY, MAY 11
Dr. Johan Chu Ms. Stephanie Mitchell Cinco De Mayo
Mr. Matthew Coggon Mr. Jonathan Morgan Rathskeller Fiesta & Specials Mother’s Day Brunch
Ms. Laura Conwill Mr. Robert Palazzo FRIDAY, MAY 4 SUNDAY, MAY 13
Ms. Susan Davis Dr. Laura Parsley
Mr. Gregory Donaldson Ms. Melinda Ruoff Chef’s Cooking Class: Rath Al Fresco
Mr. Larry Edmonds Ms. Namiko Saito Mexican Cuisine Summer 2012 Grand Re-Opening
Mrs. Kathryn McEachern Glackin Dr. Brian Trease SATURDAY, MAY 5 FRIDAY, MAY 25
Mr. Wentao Huang Ms. Emily Tsui
Mr. Robert Hunt Ii Mr. Tom Wilson International Nights Memorial Day
Ms. Stephanie Johnson Dr. Jenny Yang MONDAY, MAY 7 Holiday
Mexico The Athenaeum Closed
Mr. Benjamin Liau Mr. Scott Yantek
MONDAY, MAY 21 MONDAY, MAY 28
Mr. Thomas Livermore Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky
Ms. Linda Lo Prof. Hans Zima
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
Omelets Made to Order
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., seating every half hour Mushrooms, Tomato, Scallion, Grilled Chicken, Olives, Ham, Peppers,
$45.00 per person / $50.00 per person after April 2 Monterey Jack, Cheddar and Feta
$25.00 for children 4-11 years / Complimentary for children 3 years & under
Belgian Waffle and Pancake Bar
La Boulangerie Freshly made waffles and pancakes with apple raisin compote, fresh berries,
Sticky Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Fruit Danish caramel bananas, whip cream and maple syrup
Homemade Scones with Meyer Lemon Curd and Preserves
Bran Muffins, Carrot Raisin Muffins, Blueberry Cream Muffins Entrees Du Jour
Rosemary Olive Oil Bread, Fruit and Nut Bread Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish
Moroccan Spiced Leg of Lamb with Harissa Jus
Oceanside Iced Seafood Grilled Rosemary Orange Chicken
Peel and Eat Mexican Shrimp, Oysters on the Half Shell, King Crab Legs Local Rockfish with Tomato, Olive and Caper Salsa
Applewood Smoked Salmon Vegetable Risotto with Peas, Mushrooms, Asparagus and Herbs
Olive Oil Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Spring Salad Menu Blue Lake Green Beans with Multi Colored Carrots and Tarragon
Caesar Salad, Butter Bean Tomato Salad
Thai Rice Noodle Vegetable Salad with Chicken and Sweet Chili Scallion Vinaigrette Kids Corner
Chilled Tortellini Salad with Roasted Peppers, Shrimp and Basil Raspberry Lemon French Toast
Bocconcini Caprese Salad, Marinated Mushrooms, Artichokes and Grape Tomatoes Macaroni and Cheese, Mini Sliders, Chicken Parmigan
Citrus Avocado Salad with Bibb Lettuce
Spring Fresh Fruit Display Sweet Endings
Assorted French Pastries, Homemade Cookies, Shot Glass Desserts
Breakfast Lineup Assorted Mini Tarts, Chocolate Fountain, Stonefruit Cobbler
Asparagus, Olive and Gruyere Quiche Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding and Cheesecake Lollipops
Nueske Applewood Smoked Bacon, Homemade Chicken Sausage Juices
Potatoes with Sweet Onion, Roasted Pepper and Cheese Curds Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry and Apple Juices
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
$25.00 per person 6:30 p.m. Reception / 7:00 p.m. Dinner
MONDAY, APRIL 9 $60.00 per person
Galicia Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Spicy Fish and Chips
Mole Braised Short Rib
Tuna and Goat Cheese Empanadillas yam cake
Cocido Gallego Ahi Poke Spoon
Tarta de Santiago five spice, green onions,
Fullers, Vintage Ale 2009, England
MONDAY, APRIL 23 Xingu, Black Lager, Brazil
Scrimshaw, Pilsner, California
Uinta, Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, Utah
Anderson Valley, Poleeko Gold Pale Ale, California
crab Rangoon, shoyu poke, Polynesian pork rib Dinner
Mahi Mahi Lau Lau Appetizer Trio
pineapple almond fried rice, sweet potato, sautéed spinach crispy pork belly with caraway slaw
spatzle with Tilsiter cheese and caramelized onions
Baked Taro Pudding roasted walnut soup
pineapple coconut sorbet Hofbräu München, Maibock, Germany
Chef’s Cooking Class tomato seafood stew with grilled ciabatta and rouille
Entrée Salads & Knife Skills Brùton, Lilith, Italy
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Orange Fennel Crusted Venison Loin
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. morels, sweet potato frites, blueberry demi, hazelnut oil
$80.00 per person Gouden Carolus, Tripel, Belgium
Modern “Caesar” Chopped Salad Apple Tarte Tatin
Southwest Salad Salade Nicoise burnt orange ice cream, maple crème anglaise
Sesame Crusted Chinese Chicken Salad Unibroue, Éphémère, Canada
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
PASADENA, CA 91125
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED PERMIT #583
Athenaeum Administration and Staff
Chair, Board of Governors Director, Food & Beverage Manager, Private & Club Events Dining Room Schedule
GARY LORDEN JERRY RODRIGUEZ MILKO RIVERA Lunch & Dinner Reservations
Phone: (626) 395-4349 Phone: (626) 395-8261 Phone: (626) 395-8206
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, House Committee Assistant Director, Food & Beverage Director, Hotel Operations & Monday to Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
MARIANNE BRONNER MURILLO MIRANDA, JR. Membership Lunch
Phone: (626) 395-3355 Phone: (626) 395-8209 MARGARET McVEY THOMAS
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (626) 395-8271 Monday to Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Email: email@example.com Dinner
General Manager Club Dining Manager Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
MARISU JIMENEZ, CCM DEXTER JEREMIAH Membership & Guest Relations 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Phone: (626) 395-8260 Phone: (626) 395-8205 Coordinator
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com LESLIE O'DELL
Phone: (626) 395-8266 Prime Rib Buffet
Executive Chef Director, Private & Club Events Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Every Wednesday Evening
KEVIN ISACSSON, CEC VICTORIA HIDALGO, CPCE 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Phone: (626) 395-8293 Phone: (626) 395-8264 Lunch and Dinner Reservations,
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Special Events Reservations (Non-beef options are always available)
Director, Fiscal Operations Manager, Private Events Hayman Lounge
KAREN HARMON, CPA DIOR CHASE Front Desk & Guest Room Bar Service
Phone: (626) 395-8267 Phone: (626) 395-8263 Reservations
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (626) 395-8200 Monday to Friday – 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fax: (626) 795-0869 Food Service
Monday to Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday – 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bar open until 9:00 p.m.
551 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 (10:00 p.m. on Fridays)