It’s a rare honour for a chef to be invited to cook for New York’s James Beard Foundation, and even more rare to be invited twice. But that’s what happened to Chris Mills, executive chef of Canada’s popular JOEY restaurants. Mills, a former Iron Chef contestant, will be presenting his exquisite Pacific-inspired menu Saturday night. Even for jaded Manhattan foodies, this is a big deal: The event has long been sold out. In celebration of Mills’ triumphant return, JOEY’s has included his Vietnamese banana cake — the menu’s sweet showstopper — on this month’s menu. PS: Insist on the toasted coconut ice cream accompaniment.