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March 14, 7:00 P.M. Dinner: A Night at Tatemó Presented by BentoBox

March 14, 2024 07:00 PM

Featuring the Mexican Cuisine of Chef Emmanuel Chavez    

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Join two-time James Beard Award semifinalist (most recently for Best Chef: Texas) chef Emmanuel Chavez, the creator behind the intimate Houston-based restaurant, Tatemó. Hailing from Mexico City, Chavez took a deep dive into his culinary roots to focus on maíz, the backbone of Mexican cuisine. At his soulful restaurant Tatemó, he showcases the versatility of the grain, nixtamalizing more than 80-pounds of masa per week and integrating the prized ingredient into his menu every which way he can conceive.    
For this evening, he has carefully designed a menu to showcase his unique perspective, putting maíz and his culinary prowess on center stage. 

Dining Table $170 | Internal Chefs Counter $185 | External Chefs Counter $150  

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Masa Doughnut with Pickled Morels and Chipotle   

Tetela de Frijol with Mole and Cured Eggplant   

Quesadilla Frita de Huitlacoche with Quesillo, Guacamole Salsa, Crema, and Sturgeon Caviar   

Family-Style 24-Hour-Smoked Beef Brisket Tacos with Curtido, Salsa, and Tortillas  

Masa Ice Cream with Brown Butter, Nixtamalized Fruit, Tangerine, and Rice Crisps 

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About Emmanuel Chavez:  
Born in Mexico City and raised in Houston, chef Emmanuel Chavez spent his days after school helping to run his family’s Tex-Mex restaurant. Catching the restaurant bug, in 2015, he began a series of pop-up dinners around Houston. In 2016, Chavez relocated to Seattle to work under chefs Eric Rivera (Alinea) and Derek Simcik. While in the Pacific Northwest, chef Chavez rediscovered his Mexican roots and studied the importance of heirloom varietals and the key process in masa—nixtamalization.
After a three-year stint in Seattle, he returned to Houston to open his first restaurant, Tatemó. Chef Chavez started selling masa and tortillas at Urban Harvest Farmers Market during the pandemic before finding a permanent home in Spring Branch in 2022. A year later, Tatemó was named a 2023 James Beard Award nominee for Best New Restaurant and, that same year, chef Chavez was named to the Best New Chef class by Food & Wine. In 2024, chef Chavez was named a semifinalist for Best Chef: Texas by the James Beard Foundation.   

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

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Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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