FROM HIS RESTAURANTS AND COOKBOOKS TO HIS VINEYARD AND PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS, MARIO BATALI SUCCESSFULLY EXEMPLIFIES LIVING AND LOVING LIFE IN A BOLD WAY. HE PROVED ON HIS TELEVISION SHOW, "SPAIN ON THE ROAD AGAIN", THAT HE IS THE BEST TOUR GUIDE AROUND, AND THE IDEAL PERSON TO HAVE BY YOUR SIDE ON ANY TRIP. JOIN MARIO, ALONG WITH TWO GUESTS, FOR A PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF NYC'S FAMOUS UNION SQUARE GREENMARKET WHERE MARIO WILL SHOW YOU HIS FAVORITE PRODUCERS AND YOU'LL TASTE SOME OF THE VERY BEST SEASONAL ITEMS AVAILABLE.
NEXT YOU'LL GO ON TO ENJOY LUNCH WITH MARIO AT HIS SPANISH RESTAURANT, CASA MONO, WHERE YOUR GROUP WILL BE TREATED TO A TOTALLY "GREEN" MENU COMPRISED OF LOCALLY GROWN INGREDIENTS, ALL IN THE INIMITABLE STYLE OF MARIO'S MONKEY HOUSE. THEN, WINE AND DINE YOUR FRIENDS WITH AN ARTFULLY MATCHED SELECTION OF WINE AND CHEESE AT YOUR HOME HOSTED BY CHARLES CURTIS, HEAD OF THE CHRISTIE'S WINE DEPARTMENT AND MASTER OF WINE, AND A MURRAY'S CHEESE FROMAGER.
MARIO, MURRAY'S AND A MASTER OF WINE
From his restaurants and cookbooks to his vineyard and philanthropic efforts, Mario Batali successfully exemplifies living and loving life in a bold way. He proved on his television show, "Spain on the Road Again", that he is the best tour guide around, and the ideal person to have by your side on any trip. Join Mario, along with two guests, for a private walking tour of NYC's famous Union Square Greenmarket where Mario will show you his favorite producers and you'll taste some of the very best seasonal items available.
Next you'll go on to enjoy lunch with Mario at his Spanish restaurant, Casa Mono, where your group will be treated to a totally "green" menu comprised of locally grown ingredients, all in the inimitable style of Mario's monkey house. Then, wine and dine your friends with an artfully matched selection of wine and cheese at your home hosted by Charles Curtis, Head of the Christie's Wine Department and Master of Wine, and a Murray's cheese Fromager.
Suggested Value: $20,000
DONATION PROVIDED BY MARIO BATALI, MURRAY'S CHEESE, & CHRISTIE'S
The experience with Mr. Batali is for a party of three, and is valid for one year, based on a mutually agreeable time. Location of the wine and cheese tasting must be in the borough of Manhattan, is valid for one year, limited to twelve people, and will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.