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Oliver's Ross Warhol to lead Beard House dinner

Ross Warhol, the executive chef of Oliver's Restaurant, has been invited to present a showcase dinner at the James Beard House in Manhattan.

The June 24 dinner starts at 7 p.m., and $175 tickets are available to the public; go to to purchase. The Beard House, once the home of the famed chef and celebrator of American regional cuisine, now showcases regional cuisine from visiting chefs.

Being invited to lead a Beard House dinner is "surreal," said Warhol, who first cooked there representing the Athenaeum Hotel in 2012. "To be able to cook in that kitchen justifies every waking minute and sacrifice I've made in my career. It's a great honor to be able to showcase what a perfect meal means to me."

[In 2015, Goetz made the case that Buffalo cuisine could stand on its own]

Buffalo culinary talents invited in recent years include Mike Andrzejewski, Adam Goetz, Steven and Ellen Gedra, Edward Forster, Jon Karel, JJ Richert, Jennifer Boye and Brian Mietus.

[In 2016, the Gedras offered Beard diners a love letter to Buffalo.]

On June 24, hors d’oeuvres will include oysters with celery gin, black currants, spirulina, and lemon balm, and blue cheesecake tarts with Concord grapes, walnuts, and radishes.

The six-course dinner will include "Decadence of Eggs," aged duck breast with fava risotto, morels, apricot purée, spruce, and onion caramel, and kumquat tart with caramelized white chocolate, ginger beer, raspberry glass, and violet ice cream.

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