Mario Batali has teamed up with successful New York caterer Mary Giuliani to launch a catering business called Mario by Mary. While Batali has done his share of private catering in the past, this is his first official business venture into the world of weddings and cocktail parties. The menu offered by Mario by Mary will include both canapé-sized versions of classic Batali dishes and also the chef's versions of classic canapés. That means a mozzarella bar like the one at Mozza, and pigs in a blanket made with broccoli rabe sausage.
The business launches with an event for Jessica Seinfeld this weekend, and the website is up and taking reservations from anyone willing to spend the cash.
· Taking Bites Out of Batali's Book [WSJ]
· Mario by Mary [Official Site]
· All Coverage of Mario Batali [~ENY~]
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