Del Posto, NYC: Mario Batali & Lidia Bastianich a Wine and Food StoryBy
Here is an article I wrote for corkd.com about a recent visit to Mario & Lidia’s upscale new age Italian eatery Del Posto.
Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich are 2 heavyweights of Italian cuisine in New York City, both known throughout the U.S. for their Food Network and PBS cooking shows. When these 2 decided to get together, opening a multi-million dollar restaurant to garnish Michelin stars and award worthy wine lists, needless to say there was a huge anticipation. I consider Mario’s “Babbo” and Lidia’s “Felidia” to be a few of my favorite places so when they decided to open Del Posto a few years back, I could not wait to go. For various reasons, including the mixed press from critics, it has taken me awhile to get there. Yup, I was getting my crocs and shorts out and going Mario style! Okay, I dressed like a “big boy”, but I did bring my big Mario stomach with me… damn thing seems to follow me everywhere! READ MORE