The case of the missing mortadella is still a mystery, but the pilferer of the salumi was caught on tape.Our guess is that Mario is taking it in stride, as the restaurant is still all-systems-go to open next week. His father is certainly seeing the humor in the situation:
"We checked out our security cameras and at 11:27 that Saturday night, you see this guy ride up on his bicycle," [co-owner Nancy] Silverton says. "He looks like some yuppie: He's got a receding hairline and he's wearing khakis. He's carrying a cellphone."
"He thought it was hilarious," she says. "In fact, it seemed like maybe he was even a little honored."Anyone in the food service industry (or who read Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential) knows that food disappears from kitchens all the time. And, frankly, it probably cost Mario $700 to gas up his Vespa during the summer months, so it’s no more than a minor inconvenience.
“Mario Batali, meet Chris Cognac. Chris Cognac, meet Mario Batali.”
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