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    Stillwater Farm Fresh – A Return To Dining Amid COVID

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    Forty members and guests attended their fifth straight sold out Buffalo Chaîne event, this time on the 32 acres of Stillwater Farms in the rolling hills of Boston New York. Constrained by COVID social distancing, the breathtaking, tented outdoor space created a relaxed but elegant ambiance as we welcomed guests to our first in-person Buffalo Chaîne event since February...

    Mondiale FLX

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    Chaîne oenophiles of the Northeast convened on the Finger Lakes for a Bacchanalian adventure in a blustery and wet autumn weekend to chair legendary Chaîne hospitality and experience some of what the Finger Lakes region has to offer. Home to its own AVA designation, the title “oldest wine trail in the U.S.”, and 103 wineries, it is the 2nd...

    Encore Performance at Las Puertas is a James Beard Sneak Preview

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    So brisk was the registration for the return of the Buffalo Chaîne to “Las Puertas” that even after adding a second night, we still had a waiting list of registrants who couldn’t be accommodated. For the third time in six years, we brought the Buffalo Chaîne to a Chef Victor Para Gonzales restaurant- the first time at Jaguar Inn...

    North East Young Chef

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    Amidst the panic surrounding an escalating Corona “virus crisis”, four committed young culinary competitors toiled in the kitchens of SUNY Delphi atop the bucolic rolling hills of Delaware County, New York for the Chaîne North East Young Chef Competition- the last regional to not be “Corona’d” closed. They cleverly incorporated the mystery basket of foods- cornish Hen, bacon, bronzino,...

    North American Amicale

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    The bailliages of Buffalo, New York USA and Toronto, Ontario, Canada gathered together for the fourth consecutive year to celebrate our binational friendship and love of food, wine, and most importantly, camaraderie. In addition, we shared the event with the participation of the Northeast USA Regional Société du Mondiale. Drawing attendees from beyond our immediate areas has become a hallmark...

    Oliver’s and the Buffalo History Museum…a Perfect Pairing

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    Trivia: Who cooked for Academy nominees John Krasinski and Emily Blunt repeatedly while they were filming together in Buffalo? Answer: Oliver’s chef phenom Ross Warhol!! Chef Ross completed practical training experience at Alinea, El Bulli, French Laundry as well as Frantzen/Lindberg and completed formal education in culinary arts at the CIA in Hyde Park and CIA in St Helena. The New...

    Truffle off to Buffalo

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    Another event, another sellout!!! Maître Restauranteur Tommy Lombardo squeezed in an extra table to accommodate the wildly enthusiastic group of 50 that attended the 2019 Annual Truffalo Dinner, held on Nov. 24, 2019 at Ristorante Lombardo. Gaining popularity every year, it’s become one of members’ favorite ways to introduce friends to the Chaîne Buffalo, with eight couples attending as...

    Northeast Young Chefs Competition

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    Competitors from the corners of the Northeastern region of Chaîne descended upon the Albany area on March 16th, 2019 as Vice Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Yono Purnamo graciously hosted the area’s Chaîne Young Chef Competition for the umpteenth time. Boston, Buffalo, Albany, and Saratoga Springs were represented. The Purnamo’s were the ultimate hosts as always, arranging an exquisitely tasty dinner for...

    Rosé and Roses: Could Rosé be the Perfect Holiday Pairing Wine?

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    Nov. 27, 2019 - Buffalo opened our 2019-2020 season at home with a Mondiale event at the Twentieth Century Club where, with the holidays not too far away, we hoped to answer the question “Might Rosé be the perfect wine for holiday food pairing?” Youthful prodigy Chef Karl Johnston prepared a delightful menu to complement the rosé tastings. We began...