Thursday December 05, 2013 | 04:48 PM

Portland native Zac Young, pastry chef for David Burke Kitchen in New York City, has built this spectacular gingerbread rendition of the Chrysler Building for the Gingerbread Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien hotel, benefitting City Harvest.

Should you happen to be in Manhattan during the holidays, you can see the gingerbread creations on display in the atirum of the hotel. Vote for Zac — each vote costs $1, which will be donated to City Harvest and by voting, you will be entered for a chance to win a 5-night stay at the Parker Palm Springs.

The theme of this year's Gingerbread Extravaganza is "Quintessential New York" The gingerbread will be on display from Dec. 6, through Jan. 6, 2014.

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Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

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