'Michael White' on Serious Eats

Steakcraft: Ristorante Morini's Fiorentina for Two

To further prove my point that there is no single right way to cook a steak, the newly minted Ristorante Morini serves one up that is marinated in an herb, garlic, and oil mix under vacuum before being seared on the grill and finished in the oven. This comes from a group that already employs three different methods of preparing their steaks at their restaurants and an entirely distinct method at Costata, the steakhouse jewel in Morini's crown. More

Steakcraft: Michael White's Steaks at Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini

While chef Michael White is best know for his rococo interpretations of Italian cuisine, he is at heart a corn-fed Midwestern kid with a love of corn-fed American beef. This is evident at three of his Manhattan restaurants: Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini. At each he serves one of the crown jewels of the butchers meat locker—the dry aged strip loin. And just as the respective restaurants offer different glimpses of the thematic elements that inspire them, so to is the handling of the same cut, leading to three very different, yet equally compelling results. More

Nicoletta: What Michael White is Really After

Some regular Slice-reading New Yorkers might be wondering why a national pizza blog with a strong New York bent has been completely mum on the pies at Nicoletta, the new pizza venture from über-Chef Michael White who happens to one of the greatest (not to mention one of our favorite) Italian chefs in the city. And you'd be right to wonder. Other than a brief First Look, we've been silent on the subject. Honestly, it was the initial negative press culiminating in Pete Wells' zero-star review in the New York Times that made us give pause and consider the matter. I mean, what is Michael White doing serving heavy, midwestern pizza with a sauce made with dried herbs and low moisture Wisconsin mozzarella? Here's the real story. More

The Making of Michael White's White Label Hamburger at Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori is Italian fine dining phenom Michael White's latest restaurant venture. While White has made his name serving up world class Italian fair and garnering numerous stars from the New York Times and The Michelin Guide, he hails from Wisconsin and has a deep and abiding love, not to mention understanding, of the hamburger. Here's a look at how the White Label hamburger is made. More

A Slice With: Chef Michael White

Chefs love pizza too. So we're chatting up chefs from around the country about their favorites, their home-pizzamaking habits, and their beloved childhood pizza memories. Today's victim: Michael White, chef at Marea and the newly opened Osteria Morini. Chef Michael White and his daughter with their homemade pie. [Photograph: Michael White] Thanks so much for chatting with us! Do you ever make pizza at home? I like to make pizza at home on Sunday nights with my wife and daughter Francesca. Checkout the closeup above!... More

Osteria Morini: Michael White For The People

A one-question Italian food pop quiz: What's the difference between an osteria, a trattoria, and a ristorante? The answer can be found at the end of this review. But we've found ourselves unable to care at Osteria Morini, the new restaurant of prodigiously talented Italian chef-restaurateur Michael White (he of the unfortunate, decidedly un-Italian, white bread-y surname). More

Video: 'No Reservations' Food Porn Episode, Part 2

Did you miss last night's episode of No Reservations? It was Part 2 of Anthony Bourdain's food porn exposé, featuring chefs Daniel Boulud, Cesare Casella, and Michael White as well as former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni. Oh, and actual porn star Ron Jeremy (unappetizing!) doing intros. Here you go! More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Convivio

[Photo: Nick Solares] Convivio 45 Tudor City Place, New York NY 10017 (at 42nd Street, b/n 1st and 2nd Avenue); map); 212-599-5045; convivionyc.com Service: Effusive and professional Setting: Modern room with soft lighting is especially salubrious during the day Compare... More

Marea: Le Collezione

[Photos: Nick Solares] At acclaimed NYC seafood restaurant Marea, chef Michael White crafts a crudo-and-pasta tasting menu, available at Marea's crudo bar. "The pasta station gets slammed every night," White told me when asked what inspired him to create a... More

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