Spinner

Author Archives: Mario Batali

It’s Earth Day…

  It’s often said that if we want to change the environment for the better, we should start with what we eat.   At our restaurants in California, Las Vegas and New York, we’re giving away seed packets for a lettuce blend that can be planted in any climate in the continental United States. The seed…

Staff Spotlight

    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. Just like you need to have your fishmonger and a local butcher, we think you’ve also got to have a wine guy. Thank goodness for our vino extraordinaire & wine director, Jeff Porter!   Where are…

Can Do Awards Dinner

    As long-time Food Bank for New York City supporters, Mario and his wife, Susi, celebrated the city’s major hunger-relief organization at the annual Can Do Awards Dinner last week. Last year Mario and Susi were named Can Do Awards honorees, and on April 9th, they served as the 2014 Honorary Chairs. Here are some amazing highlights…

The Batali Inquisition: Emeril Lagasse

Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative,…

Eating my way through ‘Asia’s International City’

Earlier this month, I traveled to Hong Kong with a group of college friends. We stayed with one of my friends’s parents, American ex-pats living in Hong Kong. We built the trip around the Hong Kong Sevens, the event when “Hong Kong lets its hair down”. The secondary purpose of the trip was to eat….

Up Your Risotto Game

My risotto flavor of choice is entirely dependent on what vegetable is in season and at the height of its flavor. At the beginning of spring, that often means asparagus, known as a sign of spring since the time of Imperial Rome.   Risotto is not the high-maintenance dish it’s made out to be. The…

Mario Talks Food Sustainability

    Mario recently spoke with JWT Worldwide CEO and Chairman, Bob Jeffrey, on the Worldmakers set in New York. Worldmakers is a digital series created by J.Walter Thompson Co., featuring people who make things inspired by the world, through technological innovation and international imagination. Mario & Bob discussed how food has become hip and important…

The Batali Inquisition: John Leguizamo

Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative,…

Video: Casa Mono Turns Ten

Casa Mono and Bar Jamón celebrated their 10th Anniversary this winter.  On January 24th and 25th, Casa Mono hosted a ten-plate dinner featuring some favorite dishes from our ten year history. We documented the day minute-by-minute, plate-by-plate to bring you an exclusive look behind the kitchen doors.  Watch Chef de Cuisine Anthony Sasso and his…

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. She started as a coat check in Mario’s restaurant years ago and recently celebrated ten years as managing partner at Casa Mono/Bar Jamon. Not to mention the success of Tarry Lodge‘s various locations. Say hello to…

The Best Restaurant in Rome

  Fifteen minutes from Rome’s city center atop Rome’s highest hill (appropriately dubbed Monte Mario!) sits the Rome Cavalieri Hotel. The place is a time warp: marble and gold cover the lobby, which leads out to a massive pool deck reminiscent of Vegas’s early developments. If Don Draper went to Rome, this is where he’d…

First One In, Last One Out

  In response to the overwhelming amount of inquiries we receive from aspiring chefs seeking advice from Mario, we’re giving you that… and then some!! Here’s a little insight into the masterminds that make up Mario’s team of chefs. We’re inspired… and hope you are too!   What are some learning experiences as a chef…