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Mexican chef Victor Parra Gonzalez has been invited to join other Mexican-inspired culinarians to present a Day of the Dead dinner at Manhattan’s James Beard House. The Acapulco-born chef, who runs Las Puertas on Rhode Island Street, has won high praise for his modern Mexican dishes with Italian and French technique. He’s been nominated for a James Beard award and Las P…

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Buffalo Proper Chef Edward Forster and Beverage Manager Jon Karel have been invited to present a showcase dinner at the James Beard House in Manhattan. The June 15 dinner starts at 7 p.m., and $170 tickets are available to the public; go to jamesbeard.org/events/buffalo-proper to purchase. The Beard House, once the home of the famed chef and celebrator of American regiona…

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We were somewhere around the third course, cavatelli pasta with lamb neck ragu, when the epiphany began to take hold.It happened last week, after I flew to Manhattan for dinner. Adam Goetz, of Craving on Hertel Avenue, was offering “Summer’s End Farm Feast,” six courses with wine, at the James Beard House. Getting an invitation to cook there has been compared to an Emmy no…

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Craving chef-owner Adam Goetz will be showcasing his farm-to-table talents in a Sept. 15 "Summer's end farm feast" in Manhattan. The invitation to cook at the James Beard House will give the chef a chance to demonstrate how far his menu has come. In 2013, Goetz cooked at the culinary foundation’s New York City townhouse as a part of a Nickel City Chef team. Working with …