There’s not many experiences in this biz more satisfying and rewarding than feeding your heroes (and having them like it), in this case one who was a big part of both Chef John and I’s inspiration to get into this line of work. I (D) was fortunate enough to re-cross paths with Chef Mario Batali at the Northport, MI wedding of fellow-PZ-ers Erik and Abra.
Mario dug into and clearly dug the Italian Beef Chef John cooked for the shindig and sent along with grub from a who’s-who of Chi-town culinary luminaries including contributions from Vie, Floriole Bakery, Hoosier Mama Pies, The Butcher and Larder, Nightwood, In Fine Spirits, Sepia, Las Manas Tamales and, from MI, Zingerman’s Delicatessen. Amazing food, amazing company and an amazing couple. Good times.