International Day of Italian Cuisines

MARIO BATALI

Celebrity chef, restaurant owner, food writter and TV personality. Owns various establishments, together with his business partner Joe Bastianich, among which Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca is his flagship restaurant. Mario has made a fundamental contribution to spread out authentic Italian cuisines in the United States.This larger than life personality believes that olive oil is as precious as gold, shorts are acceptable attire for every season, and food, like most things, is best when left to its own simple beauty. Mario splits his time between New York City’s Greenwich Village and Northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons. He has a special relationship with Bologna and his province where he made his first steps as a chef.