Mario Batali on The Chopping Block [video]
We watched the latest episode of The Chopping Block online — teams had to serve an Italian-themed lunch for some discerning diners including Mario Batali and actors from The Sopranos. Of course, it was a train-wreck as usual. The guest critic was Colman Andrews, co-founder of Saveur and the current restaurant columnist for Gourmet, and he had some super-harsh words to share.
Marco Pierre White, completely disappointed, intones, "Never, in my life, have I been put in a situation like I was. I don't want an apology. It's too late to rectify. What I do want is an explanation why this happened. When I come into this restaurant with my friend of thirty years [Mario Batali], and I am embarrassed, I take it personally."