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January 14, 2014

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,…

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January 7, 2014

and we're celebrating in style.

In honor of Casa Mono & Bar Jamon‘s tenth birthday, we’re hosting a special dinner on Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th. The ten (plus) course meal will feature a dish from each year of the restaurant’s existence: our greatest hits. The dinner with wine pairings will cost $250, including tax and gratuity. Click here…

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December 21, 2013

This is Leo and Benno’s favorite cinnamon buns made from our own pizza dough at Otto. Couldn’t be easier to make… couldn’t be more delightful to chew.

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December 19, 2013

  Originally made with chestnut flour, polenta was once the catchall term for any grain boiled to a porridge and flavored with spices and cheese. When corn came from the New World to the Italian Peninsula, polenta was made with cornmeal. Today, polenta is found in two forms: as a solid cake or as a…

chestnut flour cornmeal grilled grilling portobellos ragu recipe
December 17, 2013

A huge thanks to my amazing and hard-working team. Although just a few are pictured below, but there are so many talented team members who keep the wheels of the organization turning night after night.   Thanks and cheers to a wonderful and delicious 2014!!!         1.  Mario Batali 2.  Mary Giuliani,…

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December 17, 2013

To celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Dan Drohan (Executive Chef, OTTO) makes a fennel-cured salmon each December.   Cured salmon– better known to many as gravlax– is impossibly simple to make. It’s nothing more than salt, sugar and seasoning. The curing process dehydrates the fish, removing the liquid and killing any bacteria that…

Cure fennel Otto salmon Seven Fishes
December 16, 2013

La Vigilia (literally, “the eve”) typically refers to Christmas Eve, the most important eve of the year. Traditionally, la vigilia was a day of fast; after hours of fasting, Southern Italian Catholics would then break fast with a light meal of fish. Over decades and centuries, the tradition has transformed into a night-long multi-course ode…

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December 14, 2013

Rebecca DeAngelis, Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca

Though this sweet bread can easily be the star of your holiday breakfast, it’s perfect for your holiday dessert, too, thanks to Rebecca DeAngelis – Pastry Chef at Babbo for this delicious holiday sweet recipe!

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December 14, 2013

By Josh Laurano, Tarry Market

This dish is a take on an eastern European Jewish dish “Ritach mit tzibeleh Schmaltz und Gribener” that was a holiday favorite and my Grandmother Sylvia’s specialty. It literally translates to black radish with rendered chicken fat and crispy chicken skin. I can’t say it is the healthiest of “vegetable” dishes but was one I adored as a child. I’ve made a few changes (mostly the addition on lemon & herbs, and the reduced amount of schmaltz) to the original recipe, but the spirit of the dish is still alive.

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The Flavors of Sicily at B&B Ristorante

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Experience the cuisine of one of Italy's most famous summer retreats without the international airfare... B&B Ristorante assembles a mouthwatering menu featuring Sicilian dishes and ingredients, all paired with succulent Sicilian wines bursting with summer flavors. 

NYBG Family Dinner with OTTO and Lupa

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join OTTO's Dan Drohan and Lupa's Josh Laurano at The New York Botanical Garden for an al fresco Family Dinners featuring a three-course family-style menu, hands-on gardening and craft activities, and a live cooking demonstration.

Collector's Night at B&B Ristorante

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Las Vegas Wine Director, Kirk Peterson, hosts a night of rare wines and fabulous food, as he reaches deep into the B&B cellar to open a few rare bottles for tasting. In addition to Peterson's selections, guests are invited to bring wine from their own collections to enjoy (or share) with no corkage fee.