Magic, mixology, and Mario

It’s a shame I don’t have $1,500 to blow on dinner in New York, because if I did I would not want to miss this:

A magician, mixologist and chef Mario Batali are combining for a new type of event. The Magic, Martinis and Mario event the first of which is taking place on September 18 at Del Posto, Batali’s restaurant in New York, offers more than just a dinner. Mixologist and Fine Living Network star, Tony Abou-Ganim will design custom cocktails for this special evening and teach diners how to recreate them at home. Also during the cocktail hour, entertainer Billy Harris will show sleight-of-hand magic tricks.

Each of the four courses of the Italian meal will be introduced by Batali and the dishes will be paired with wines from LaMozza, Mario’s own vineyard in Tuscany, as well as the Friuli Bastianich vineyard. After the meal Billy Harris will perform his stage show.

If they want to cut costs for the next event, they should find someone who can cover both the cocktails and the card tricks. I knew I’ve been on the wrong career path this year…

[Via Cold Mud.]


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