Patina 250 & Curate Hospitality have joined forces to create a series of immersive dining experiences. This series fosters collaboration and celebrates Buffalo’s emerging culinary talent.

Upcoming Events

Guest Chef Series - Seafood & Spritz

June 11, 2024
Patina 250 Guest Chef Series - Pastry Reimagined

Event Details

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$175++

Patina 250 and Fresh Catch have partnered for the next installment of our Guest Chef Series to bring you a seafood-inspired prelude to summer!

Join us in the beautiful Patina 250 courtyard to enjoy a curated menu made for seafood lovers featuring fifteen varieties of seafood from Bluefin Tuna to Sturgeon Caviar, all ethically and sustainably sourced from Fresh Catch's network of farmers and fishermen.

Guests begin their seafood journey at golden hour with a specialty raw bar featuring live chef and champagne pairing along with passed small bites, and then partake in an exquisite five-course seated dinner, ending on dessert, artfully prepared by Patina's celebrated in-house pastry chef (the only dish sans seafood)! A complimentary curation of beverage pairings including Prosecco, Rosé and a selection of wine will be served throughout the evening. Music stylings from DJ Cutler set a vibey coastal mood. A can't-miss culinary event for the "sea-foodie"!

Passed Apps
  • Mini Crab Cake with Sauce Ravigote
  • Smoked Salmon Dip with Hackleback Caviar (served on Kettle Chip)
  • Cape Cod Clams Casino
Raw Bar
  • Oysters, two ways
  • Bay Scallop Ceviche
  • Cocktail Crab Claws
Seated Courses
  • Bluefin Tuna & Ora King Salmon Crudo
  • Kohlrabi & Papaya Salad with Whelk and Long Beans
  • Patagonia Shrimp Terrine
  • Brown Butter Lobster Roll
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Event Details

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$175++

Past Events

Diego Castillo

Chef Diego Castillo

DIego Castillo

August 22, 2023

A true maestro of Colombian cuisine, Chef Diego hailed from the majestic capital city of Bogota, where the flavors of his childhood blended with the exotic tastes of his family's Caribbean roots. In partnership with our talented resident chef, Evan Wargo, Diego designed an exclusive and curated menu that honored traditional Colombian recipes while embracing the abundance of local ingredients found right there in Western New York.

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Buffalo Vendor Spotlight

Buffalo Vendor Spotlight at Patina 250's Guest Chef Series

Buffalo Vendor Spotlight

June 28, 2023

Great culinary takes a community! Buffalo's best producers and purveyors were celebrated with a special reunion from former guest chefs. Chef Evan Wargo's exquisitely curated four-course dinner menu, featuring dishes inspired by Erba Verde Farm, Maple Row Wagyu, Flat #12 Mushrooms, Rooted Locally, and Buffalo Cheese Traders. The night was an unforgettable celebration of community, showcasing the heart of the most memorable meals with the finest local ingredients from farm to plate.

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Zelalem Gemmeda

Zelalem Gemmeda

Zelalem Gemmeda

December 6, 2022

Chef Zelalem Gemmeda and Evan Wargo collaborated to create a fine dining menu centered around authentic Ethiopian food. Chef Evan's artistic plating brings new shape to the flavors and favorites of Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine.

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Caitlin and Brent Esposito

Caitlin and Brent Esposito

Caitlin and Brent Esposito

April 4, 2023

To bring a fresh twist to beloved Polish dishes, Chef couple Caitlin and Brent Esposito, hailing from Buffalo and proprietors of Espo's Catering, collaborated with Chef Evan Wargo. Drawing upon Caitlin's cherished family recipes and fond childhood memories, the trio crafted a menu that garnered great pride from the Polish community.

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Alexa Wajed

Alexa Wajed

Alexa Wajed

February 2, 2023

Alexa Wajed and resident Chef Evan Wargo teamed up to create a menu that not only celebrates the flavors of hip-hop culture, but also incorporates heirloom vegetables and minimizes food waste by creatively using all parts of the ingredients. Acclaimed local artist Edreys Wajed, husband of Chef Alexa, showcased his hip-hop inspired works, setting the stage for a multi-sensory journey.

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Rocco DiSpirito x Smita Chutke

Rocco DiSpirito & Smita Chutke

Rocco DiSpirito x Smita Chutke

September 13, 2022

An expert in healthy eating, Rocco DiSpirito is a James Beard award-winning chef, acclaimed author, and TV personality. Local chef and spice maker Smita Chutke reinforces authenticity by applying traditional Indian cooking methods to seasonal flavors and ingredients found here in Western New York. Together with Chef Evan, they have collaborated on a cohesive menu that celebrates their culinary journeys and showcases their signature cuisine and cooking style.

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Lloyd Ligao

Lloyd Ligao

Lloyd Ligao

August 2, 2022

Together, the two Buffalo based chefs expertly crafted a four-course dining experience that combined the flavors of gourmet global cuisine with seasonal recipes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Chef Lloyd serves up authentic cuisine in Buffalo’s only Filipino restaurant, Pinoy Boi.

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Our Series Partner: Curate Hospitality

Curate promotes new ways of dining, interacting and experiencing food through at-home and pop-up events. They are the solution of choice for all food enthusiasts and party hosts seeking a bespoke and hassle-free culinary experience. Curate has the pulse on "what's hot" – and a wide portfolio of culinarians from diverse backgrounds.

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