'Del Posto' on Serious Eats

Eat This Now: Orecchiette with Lamb Neck Ragú and Orange Carrots at Del Posto

The other week when Ed and I stopped by Del Posto to check out their new gluten-free pasta options, I managed to sneak back into the kitchens afterwards to peep a quick look at how chef Matt Abdoo puts together what is quite possibly my favorite pasta dish on the menu (it's hard to choose). Check out how the Orecchiette with Lamb Neck Ragú and Orange Carrots is made, start to finish. More

Snapshots From Del Posto: Like Wine for Chocolate

Recently, Del Posto (of the Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich restaurant empire) has expanded its dining experience with a series of classes that take you more deeply into the culture of Italy and its kitchen. I attended the first of the series last week, "Like Wine for Chocolate: Chocolate-Making and Wine Pairings with Del Post," led by sous chef and chocolatier Roger Rodriguez and sommelier Josh Eisenhauer. Here are snapshots of tempering chocolate on marble slabs, making chocolate trees, and more. More

How to Make Veal Braciole with Del Posto's Mark Ladner at the New York Culinary Experience

Chef Mark Ladner of Del Posto, who is famous for his delicious high-class-yet-rustic Italian cusine and for his fantastic taste in eye wear gave a hands-on demonstration of his Veal Braciole as part of the the New York Culinary Experience. You can order this dish at Del Posto, but with a little ambition, you can also make it at home. More

12 Spots in New York Where Tourists Should Go

As we've seen, there are some tourist-frequented spots that really do serve good food. But where do we think tourists should go? Here are a dozen places that we think visitors to our fair city shouldn't miss. (Pizza, bagels, burgers, Italian-American spots, picks for Food Network and Top Chef fans, and the best way to get into great restaurants for less cash—it's all here.) More

Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010

Picking just five restaurant desserts is no easy feat—but in this list, you'll find plated desserts that are both delicious and accessible. At most places, you can just drop in at the bar or during off hours for dessert alone; and for the Chocolate Ricotta Tortino at Del Posto, make it the your dessert selection for their excellent $29 http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/12/new-menu-lunch-at-del-posto-mario-batali-italian-four-star-gamble-review.html. Today, the Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010. More

Cook the Book: 'Fat'

This week's Cook the Book selection is all about fat, but I want to start off by talking about bread. More specifically, the best bread basket I've ever had. It was at Del Posto, the elegant (if somewhat imposing) Italian restaurant co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe and Lidia Bastianich. Overflowing with crunchy breadsticks, oven-fresh focaccia, and an assortment of rolls, the basket comes not only with butter but also with a small tureen of whipped lardo. That's right. Pork fat. It's surprisingly light, incredibly flavorful, and absolutely delicious. While the basket would still be very good without it, the whipped lardo adds an extraspecial element that raises the once-humble offering of bread to luxurious new heights. Ed Levine agrees... More

The Best Italian Restaurant Nobody Knows

I've had two terrific, fairly priced Italian meals in the last two weeks at a restaurant owned by a celebrity chef. Excellent pastas, solicitous service, superb if slightly oversalted skirt steak, extraordinarily delicious pork tenderloin, and killer sorbets and gelato... More

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