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					                             A M ONTHLY N EWSLETTER FOR M EMBERS OF T HE A THENAEUM n T HE C ALIFORNIA I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                       APRIL 2012


                                                                                Easter Sunday
                                                                       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
      of America
                                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
                                                         Beer Dinner
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
                                                                                                                              Chef's Cooking
    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
              LESLIE O’DELL
                                                                                    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.
               Congratulations!
                                                  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
                                                                  2
                  Executive Chef Kevin’s Recipe Corner
                             Piquillo Peppers Stuffed
                                with Goat Cheese

  Ingredients                             Directions

  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.


                                                        Enjoy Cooking!
                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                      Florists
                                       Sunday, April 29, 2012 * 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                              Cake Bakeries
                                                      For the first time ever…                                       Officiants
                                                                                                                   Party Rentals
                                      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 / dior.chase@caltech.edu
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                                                • 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
                          Burgers $6
                                                                                         Night $6                Tostada Buffet

                   8   International
                       Nights: Galicia
                                          9                  10                   11                       12                 13                     14
                                               Prix-Fixe Dinner
                                                                                          Prix-Fixe Dinner    Beer Dinner
                                                                    Prime Rib Buffet
   Easter Brunch        Prix-Fixe Dinner                                                                    Prix-Fixe Dinner
                                                                                         Rathskeller Philly
                          Rathskeller            Rathskeller        Rathskeller Kobe
                                                                    Sliders Night $6      Steak Sandwich         Rathskeller All
                         Monday Night           Taco Night $2                                Night $6              You Can Eat
                          Burgers $6
                                                                                                                 Tostada Buffet
                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
                          Burgers $6

                29                       30
                                                         Administrative Professionals Week
                        Prix-Fixe Dinner                   MONDAY, APRIL 23 - FRIDAY, APRIL 27
                          Rathskeller
                         Monday Night                               Enjoy a complimentary dessert
                          Burgers $6
                                                                     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
                                                                                           Venice
          Ms. Linda Lo                          Prof. Hans Zima


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                                                                      Easter Brunch
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
Lingonberry Pancakes
Nueske Applewood Smoked Bacon, Homemade Chicken Sausage                                  Juices
Potatoes with Sweet Onion, Roasted Pepper and Cheese Curds                               Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry and Apple Juices


         International Nights
           5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
                                                                                                                   Beer Dinner
                                                                                                                     FRIDAY, APRIL 13
                       $25.00 per person                                                                    6:30 p.m. Reception / 7:00 p.m. Dinner
                        MONDAY, APRIL 9                                                                               $60.00 per person
                                                                                                                Reception
                             Galicia                                                        Passed Hors d’oeuvres
                                                                                                  Spicy Fish and Chips
                                                                                                                                               Stations
                                                                                                                                       Mole Braised Short Rib
              Tuna and Goat Cheese Empanadillas                                                                                               yam cake
                       Cocido Gallego                                                               Ahi Poke Spoon
                                                                                                                                               Duck Tacos
                      Tarta de Santiago                                                                                                  five spice, green onions,
                                                                                                                                                plum sauce

                                                                                                             Fullers, Vintage Ale 2009, England
                        MONDAY, APRIL 23                                                                         Xingu, Black Lager, Brazil

                        Polynesia
                                                                                                               Scrimshaw, Pilsner, California
                                                                                                          Uinta, Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, Utah
                                                                                                      Anderson Valley, Poleeko Gold Pale Ale, California
                          Pupu Platter
           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

                                                                                                                           Cioppino
                   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

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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: glorden@caltech.edu          Email: jerry.rodriguez@caltech.edu
                                                                                                                           (626) 395-8282
                                                                          Email: milko.rivera@caltech.edu
                                                                                                                              Breakfast
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: mbronner@caltech.edu         Email: murillo.miranda@caltech.edu    Phone: (626) 395-8271                Monday to Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                                                          Email: margaret.thomas@caltech.edu                    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: marisu.jimenez@caltech.edu   Email: dexter.jeremiah@caltech.edu    LESLIE O'DELL
                                                                          Phone: (626) 395-8266                           Prime Rib Buffet
Executive Chef                      Director, Private & Club Events       Email: leslie.odell@caltech.edu              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: kevin.isacsson@caltech.edu   Email: victoria.hidalgo@caltech.edu   Special Events Reservations             (Non-beef options are always available)
                                                                          (626) 395-8282
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: karen.harmon@caltech.edu     Email: dior.chase@caltech.edu         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.

                                                                                                                             Rathskeller
                                                                                                               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)
                              http://athenaeum.caltech.edu

				
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