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Family Dinners at the New York Botanical Garden

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 5:15PM - 6:35PM

Celebrate the Edible Academy and Mario's Kitchen Gardens with chefs from Mario's restaurants. Dinner includes three-course, family-style menu by a featured chef using fresh, seasonal ingredients. July 19: Chef Frank Langello (Babbo) and Chef Dan Drohan (OTTO); August 9: Chef Mario LaPosta (Babbo Boston) and Chef Jon Katz (Tarry Market); September 13: Chef Andy Nusser (Tarry Lodge) and Chef Anthony Sasso (Casa Mono)

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EATALY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY BASH AND CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 5:30PM - 11:30PM

For the first time ever, Eataly will host an epic culinary experience to celebrate the 5th anniversary of its grand opening in New York. The celebration will bring together renowned chefs to honor cuisines from all around the world, as guests will be taken on an epicurean dine-around journey throughout the store’s restaurants. For one night only, on September 16th, every Eataly restaurant will be closed to the public and converted into a unique culinary experience. Guests will tour restaurant to restaurant where five renowned chefs, representing all corners of the world, will each prepare a special dish representative of their corner of the world. As part of this 6-course dining experience, a sommelier will be present at each location to present the wine that will be paired with the dish.

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Refettorio Ambrosiano

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

The renovated Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan's Greco neighborhood will house a charity event organized by chef Massimo Bottura during Expo Milano 2015. The Pavilion Zero curator Davide Rampello assisted the refectory in forming a partnership with the Catholic relief agency Caritas, and Bottura extended an invitation to a roster of high-profile chefs including Rene Redzépi, Alain Ducasse and Mario Batali, who are now scheduled to helm the kitchen through Columbus Day.

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Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 12:00PM - 3:00PM

NFL Legend, Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Joe Namath and superstar chef and die-hard Jets fan Mario Batali return to the roof of Pier 92 to host the biggest tailgate blowout of the year!  NYCWFF brings the Meadowlands to Manhattan for our only family-friendly event that caters to Jets fans of all ages. Read more...

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Eating Stories hosted by Mario & Mary Giuliani

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Mario and caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani are inviting a handful of of their closest friends to share their “eating stories” with you. Modern visionaries Jennifer Rubell, contemporary food artist, and Danny Bowien, one of NYC’s most innovative chefs, will share stories, poems or songs from their careers that center around food or beverage. Mary Giuliani Catering & Events will create the ultimate Cocktail Party menu to be served in conjunction with the panelists’ stories to bring each story to life.

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THE MARIO BATALI FOUNDATION HONORS DINNER

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 6:00PM - 11:00PM

Join us for an evening of fantastic food, wine, cocktails and conversation as we honor Gretchen Wittco-founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The evening will be hosted by Mario and John C. Reilly, featuring (funny) words by comedian Jim Gaffigan and delightful music by Billy Strings and Don JulinThis is one you don’t want to miss. All proceeds benefit the Mario Batali Foundation, helping to ensure all kids are well read, well fed and well cared for.

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2015 Saint Martin's Gala

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

What's better than raising scholarships with an evening of great food, great fun and a celebrity chef? Raising scholarships with an evening of great food, great fun and FOUR celebrity chefs! Join Saint Martin's and the cast of ABC's The ChewMario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, and Clinton Kelly as they cook up one outrageous night of good grub and giving!

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NYAMJAM JAMAICAN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Highlighting a celebration of the authentic spirit and culture of Jamaica, guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres in the gardens of the famed Ian Fleming villa. At sunset, guests will be invited to an elegant four-course sit down dinner by Mario Batali where they will enjoy some of the celebrity chef’s famed Italian cuisine. Following dinner, guests will be invited to the sunken gardens to enjoy a special intimate performance by Jamaica’s own Ernest Ranglin.

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Bal Masque

Friday, January 8th, 2016

A celebration of New Orleans' Creole carnival roots, capturing the spirit of a classic Bal Masqué with music, dance and food. Mario is joining Chefs Link and Stryjewski for an exclusive dinner at Calcasieu. He'll craft a menu featuring signature dishes from his vast Italian repertoire. This evening offers a unique opportunity for 150 guests to support the Link Stryjewski Foundation at an intimate dinner, being offered as a Bal Masque ticket enhancement at $500 per person.

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From his restaurants and cookbooks to his philanthropic efforts, everything that Mario Batali has achieved is bigger, bolder and more recognizable.

 

Mario Batali

 

Raised in Seattle, Mario attended high school in Madrid and studied the golden age of Spanish theater at Rutgers University. Soon after graduating, Mario enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu in London, his first formal culinary training. But after a few short months, he withdrew to apprentice with London’s legendary chef Marco Pierre White. During three years of intense culinary training in the Northern Italian village of Borgo Capanne (population 200), Mario learned the essential skills to return to his native US eager to plant his orange-clad foot firmly on the checkered-tablecloth Italian restaurant establishment.

 

After having gained momentum on the New York restaurant scene at beloved neighborhood joints including Rocco’s and Po, Mario teamed up with Joe Bastianich to open Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca on Waverly Place in 1998. There he realized his cooking philosophy: use the best local ingredients as simply as possible and serve them with flourish and joy. As a Tuscan cooks in Chianti, as a Neapolitan cooks on the Amalfi coast, as a Sicilian cooks in Pantelleria, at Babbo Mario cooked as an Italian might in the Hudson Valley region.

 

Today, Mario is one of the most recognized and respected chefs worldwide. He and Joe have created a successful restaurant and culinary empire that spans New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

 

Among his many accolades, Mario was named “Man of the Year” in the chef category by GQ Magazine in 1999. In 2002, he won the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: New York City” award, and in 2005 the James Beard Foundation awarded Mario the designation “Outstanding Chef of the Year.” Mario was also a recipient of the 2001 D’Artagnan Cervena “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America,” a prestigious food industry lifetime achievement award.

 

Mario is also the author of ten cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (ecco 2005); New York Times Bestseller Mario Batali Italian Grill (ecco 2007); and Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals form My Home to Yours (ecco 2011). Mario’s most recent cookbook is AMERICA Farm to Table (Grand Central Life & Style).

 

In 2008, Mario founded the Mario Batali Foundation with the mission of feeding, protecting educating and empowering children.

 

10 restaurants in New York • 4 restaurants in Las Vegas • 4 restaurants in California • 2 restaurants in Singapore • 2 Italian markets in New York • 1 Italian market in Chicago • 2 restaurants in Connecticut • 1 restaurant in Hong Kong, and counting…

1997

 

Molto Mario premiers on Food Network

 

1998

 

Mario and Joe open Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca. Soon thereafter, the restaurant receives three stars from New York Times Restaurant Critic Ruth Reichl

 

2002

 

The James Beard Foundation names Mario Best Chef New York City

 

2004

 

Frank Bruni of the New York Times re-reviews Babbo and affirms its three-star status

 

2005

 

Mario, Joe and Mark Ladner open Del Posto in partnership with Lidia Bastianich

 

The James Beard Foundation named Mario Best Chef in America

 

2006

 

The James Beard Foundation calls Molto Italiano Best International Cookbook of the Year

2007

 

With partner Nancy Silverton, Mario opens instant-hits Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles

 

Mario opens two restaurants in the Venetian Hotel Casino in Las Vegas: Otto Enoteca Pizzeria and B&B Ristorante

 

2008

 

Mario opens Carnevino Italian Steakhouse in the Palazzo Hotel Casino

 

The James Beard Foundation names Mario Best Restaurateur of the Year

 

2009

 

In his first suburban venture, Mario opens Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, New York

 

2010

 

Mario and partners Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, and Oscar Farinetti open Eataly NYC, a 50,000 square-foot marketplace and eatery in Manhattan’s Flatiron District

Mario expands internationally with Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel Casino in Singapore

 

New York Times Restaurant Critic, Sam Sifton, awards Del Posto four stars, making it the first Italian restaurant in over 36  years to receive that honor

 

2011

Tarry Lodge Pizzeria e Enoteca opens in Westport, Connecticut

 

Del Posto is initiated into the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Guidebook, one of only 5 New York restaurants with that distinction

 

Mario and co-hosts Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon launch The Chew on ABC daytime

 

2012

Mario opens Lupa in Hong Kong, his first restaurant in China

 

2013

Mario opens Chi Spacca, a meat-centric restaurant in Los Angeles with Chef Chad Colby at the helm

 

Mario opens Eataly Chicago, the second U.S. outpost of the hugely successful artisanal food and wine marketplace, at 63,000 sq. ft in the famed Michigan Avenue district

 

Mario, along with business partner Joe Bastianich, open their fourth restaurant in Las Vegas, B&B Burger & Beer

2014

 

Mario and co-author Jim Webster released AMERICA Farm to Table (Grand Central Life & Style), which celebrates farmers and looks at their top

products in fourteen states across America.

 

From his restaurants and cookbooks to his philanthropic efforts, everything that Mario Batali has achieved is bigger, bolder and more recognizable.

 

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Mario On Air

 

THE CHEW

Mario stars in “The Chew,” a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food. The Chew airs weekdays at 1PM EST on ABC.

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molto mario

Freshness and simplicity are the keys to Mario Batali’s spectacular Italian cuisine.  Molto Mario brings these principles home – it’s a culinary tour of Italy with tips and secrets from one of New York’s premier chefs.

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IRON CHEF AMERICA

Mario is one of the stars of the wildly successful series on the Food Network, Iron Chef America. Based on the format of the Japanese cult sensation, Iron Chef America carries on the legend of kitchen stadium and the famed “secret ingredient.”

 

 

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Late Night with jimmy fallon

Mario has appeared on Late Night over a dozen times. It’s rumored that the only guest to have made more appearances is Jeff Musial, the animal guy. But it’s only a matter of time before the animal guy is dethroned…

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Mario appears regularly on Good Morning America to promote his new projects or simply cook a seasonal recipe with the crew.

 

ICONOCLASTS

Mario was featured with good friend REM front man, Michael Stipe, in a Sundance Channel limited original series, ICONOCLASTS, from Executive Producer, Robert Redford. The show is a series of intimate, unpredictable portraits of ground shakers who have transformed our culture through their passions.

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