Celebrity Chef Mario Batali will personally be on hand Friday, April 14, to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversaries of his signatures restaurants B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria with a special reception and dinner. In addition, the restaurants have launched month-long special menus showcasing classic dishes.
These dishes are the distillation of our philosophy on Italian food: cook using local (and sometimes unpredictable) ingredients with the spirit of the Italian peninsula, Batali said. This is all-in service of creating an exciting but familiar and delicious bite each and every time.
Beginning at 6 p.m. on April 14, festivities will start with assaggi, prosecco and spirits served on Ottos patio located in the heart of St. Marks Square inside the Grand Canal Shoppes. Guests can expect passed appetizers and signature pizzas.
At 7:30 p.m., festivities will move to B&B Ristorante where guests will savor a four-course meal showcasing a blend of dishes from when the restaurant opened and brand-new spring additions.
The price for the Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria reception will be $50 per person; the four-course dinner at B&B Ristorante will cost $150 per person. Guests may also purchase a combined ticket to both events at the price of $175 per person.
Beginning April 1, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria have offered month-long special tasting menus encapsulating the spirit of the restaurants when they opened in 2007. The special offerings will end April 30. The price is $99 per person; wine pairings can be added for an additional $99 per person.