To all you you cargo short and orange clog clad Mario Batali fans out there, the Iron Chef himself will be speaking at the Apple Store in Soho tomorrow, February 26th at 7:00pm. My good friend Berit brought this event to my attention and it sounds like a great opportunity to m(eat) and greet the man, the myth, the legend. Batali will be there to discuss his PBS series "Spain...On the Road Again" along with the director of the program, Charles Pinsky. It's unfortunate that Mark "Bitty" Bittman and Claudia Bassols won't be there to join him but Mario alone will draw quite the crowd, I'm sure. I'd try and get there on the early side.
Here's an idea: Swing by the Despana Market on Broome St. for some Spanish tapas and yummy nibbles to get you in the mood and then stroll on over to the Apple Store for a night of culinary chatter from a guy who seriously, seriously knows his stuff.
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