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October 19, 2011

Michelin-Starred Chefs Take on Eataly

By Marnie Hanel | Food

© Evan Sung

The Milanese chefs’ council, Identita Golose, will be in New York from October 31 to November 1. For the occasion, six renowned Italians chefs have been recruited to join six American chefs for a bonanza of wine classes and cooking demos. It remains to be seen if WD-50’s Wylie Dufresne will take liquid nitrogen to Carlo Cracco’s pasta, or how Michelin-starred American Jonathan Benno will play off Michelin-starred Italian Moreno Cedroni, but it’s certain to be a delicious exploration of Italian and Italian-American cuisine. The event culminates in the 12 chefs joining forces for one seven-course feast on November 1. For that special evening, the hostess is Lidia Bastianich, the patroness of Italian kitchens. As ever, Mario Batali leads the charge at the event’s home, Eataly. Cooking demo, $125; dinner, $225; wine class, $50; eatalyny.com.