At Mario Batali’s For Dinner
A couple of months ago, I had the great pleasure of being invited to Mario Batali’s house for dinner. (Yes, I am a lucky motherf***er!). Emeril Lagasse was also there as a guest, so I was curious to see what the great Batali would serve to dazzle a fellow super chef. The meal did not disappoint, and as Mario said it was an incredibly easy endeavor, I asked him if I could share it with you. To begin with, Mario served a beautiful Spanish cheese, Torta del Casar, with grissini (Italian breadsticks), crostini with tomato and boquerones (Spanish anchovies prepared in vinegar), and cold white wine. Then we sat down to an incredible meal and a brilliant Elvis impersonation by Emeril’s six-year-old son.
This chicken dish is easy to make and has complex flavors. Finish it with the preserved lemons and cilantro garnish.
Us girls over at goop are starting to get excited about spring fashion and have also been watching the Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear shows (we need something to get excited about, this rain is killing us). The collections, many of them wonderful, seem disparate at the moment
Marc Grossman of Bob's Kitchen and Bob's Juice Bar has teamed up with the girls behind The Sporting Project (who did that cool pop-up a bit ago) to create Bob's Cold Press in Paris' 11th arrondissement. Paris has been thirsty for cold-pressed juices, so this is just in time.