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Mario Batali Created a Soup-Only Tasting Menu
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Mario Batali made sure his friends the Gaffigans celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary in style by designing a tasting menu with a difference at his New York restaurant Del Posto.

Writer and producer Jeannie Gaffigan is currently recovering from major brain surgery and is still having trouble eating solids, so her husband Jim, a comedian, decide to email Batali asking for suggestions for where to eat good soup in New York.

But Batali insisted they celebrate at Del Posto and when they got there they were stunned to find he’d created a seven course soup-only menu especially for them.

“I was trying to find a nice place for us to celebrate but given Jeannie can not comfortably eat solids I was hoping to find a place that did amazing soups (yes, in July),” says Jim in an Instagram post. “I knew Mario was on vacation but I hoped he could point me in the right direction. Mario responded insisting that we come to Del Posto ... When we arrived we saw that Mario had created a custom tasting menu of various gourmet soups with accompanied wines or cocktails. Of course the whole experience was insanely amazing but the generosity of kindness and compassion by Mario was most moving.”

Take a look at the special tasting menu below.

Via Daily Meal

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I realize we live in strange, maybe even mean times. Like you, I read the news daily shaking my head with horror how humans treat other humans. But there are some amazing people out there. When @jeanniegaffigan was diagnosed with a brain tumor so many friends, family and strangers stepped up to offer meals, help, encouragement and prayers. It really blew me away. Thank you so much for everything. One friend was @mariobatali who with his wife Suzi sent over numerous elaborate gourmet meals to feed me, the kids and our helpers. Last week I emailed Mario asking him to hep me find a place for our 14th wedding anniversary. I was trying to find a nice place for us to celebrate but given Jeannie can not comfortably eat solids I was hoping to find a place that did amazing soups (yes,in July.) I knew Mario was on vacation but I hoped he could point me in the right direction. Mario responded insisting that we come to @delposto and that he would make sure we were well taken care of. When we arrived we saw that Mario had created a custom tasting menu of various gourmet soups with accompanied wines or cocktails. Of course the whole experience was insanely amazing but the generosity of kindness and compassion by Mario was most moving. Thanks Mario

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