NextStep NYC Benefit Dinner

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Please join MARIO by Mary for the NextStep NYC Benefit Dinner. The goal of the dinner is to raise funds to build a NextStep facility at Stony Brook University in 2015. Our exclusive MARIO by Mary dinner will offer seasonally inspired and crafted Italian dishes that will be created personally for you by Mario and executed by the team at Mary Giuliani Catering + Events.

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Family Garden Picnic with Mario & Carla Hall

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join Mario and his co-host from ABC's The Chew, Carla Hall, for an exclusive family picnic and cooking demonstration, with all proceeds benefiting the Garden's Edible Academy, hub of the children's vegetable gardening program.

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Monday, October 6th, 2014 12:45AM - 12:45AM

Mario joins his buddy, Jimmy Fallon, to discuss the October 7th release of his new cookbook, AMERICA FARM TO TABLE!

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America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients in any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book, he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Coming this fall!!!

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"Mario's Harvest" Dinner at Del Posto

Friday, October 10th, 2014 7:00PM - 11:00PM

Coinciding with the release of his newest cookbook, America Farm to Table, this five-course dinner will highlight the fall bounty of the Northeast, and feature wine pairings from Del Posto’s Beverage Director Jeffrey Porter. The festive evening will begin with a reception, and include stories from Mario and recipes from America Farm to Table, which each guest will take home at the end of the night.

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Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 12:00PM - 3:00PM

Die-hard Jets fan, Mario, and NFL Legend, Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Joe Namath return to the roof of Pier 92 to host the biggest tailgate blowout of the year!  NYCWFF brings the Meadlowlands to Manhattan for this family-friendly event that caters to Jets fans of all ages.  New York City’s all-star chefs will serve their updated versions of tailgating classics like sizzling steaks, ribs, and wings paired with refreshing beers, wines, and spirits from Southern Wine & Spirits portfolio, while children can play fun games in the FanZone and take pictures with the New York Jets Flight Crew.  Guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet current and former Jets players and win game day tickets with coveted pre-game field passes.  Put your green and white on and get ready for kick-off, because this event is sure to be a touchdown! 

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Mastering Your Mistakes in the Kitchen hosted by Dana Cowin

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Dana Cowin, Food & Wine's Editor in Chief, is an accomplished host and capable cook, yet she has bungled many a recipe. She bravely shares her culinary misadventures in a hilarious new cookbook confessional, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. For this panel, Dana convenes some of the star chefs she reached out to for help in becoming savvier at the stove: Mario Batali, our outspoken Italian cooking genius and global superstar; Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of New York City's Butter; and Andrew Zimmern, host of TV's Bizarre Foods and home cook extraordinaire. Together they'll discuss the basic mistakes every home cook makes; the strategies chefs rely on for correcting their own errors and turning potentially disastrous dishes into delicious ones; and the most mistake-proof kinds of recipes. 

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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 nine 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).


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 • 1 restaurant in Connecticut • 2 restaurants in Hong Kong, and counting…



Molto Mario premiers on Food Network




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




The James Beard Foundation names Mario Best Chef New York City




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




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


The James Beard Foundation named Mario Best Chef in America




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



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




Mario opens Carnevino Italian Steakhouse in the Palazzo Hotel Casino


The James Beard Foundation names Mario Best Restaurateur of the Year




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




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



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



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



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


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



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



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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