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North American Amicale

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

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

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

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?

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...