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Steakcraft: Michael White's Steaks at Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini

While chef Michael White is best know for his rococo interpretations of Italian cuisine, he is at heart a corn-fed Midwestern kid with a love of corn-fed American beef. This is evident at three of his Manhattan restaurants: Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini. At each he serves one of the crown jewels of the butchers meat locker—the dry aged strip loin. And just as the respective restaurants offer different glimpses of the thematic elements that inspire them, so to is the handling of the same cut, leading to three very different, yet equally compelling results. More

Daily Scoop: Apricot Gelato at Osteria Morini

This is one of the most apricot-intense experiences you can have next to actually eating an apricot. Spooning up a bite of this gelato is like biting into a fuzzy-skinned, peak-ripe apricot. Made with fresh apricots and some lemon juice, it tastes of pure fruit. All that juicy nectar with a faint tartness and a golden-orangey sweetness, but not too sweet. More

13 Great Bites at Meatball Madness

Meatball Madness was a hot ticket at this year's New York City Wine & Food Festival, as evidenced by the sold-out tickets and by the long line stretching far down Mercer Street. We understand; after all, who doesn't love meatballs? Particularly when they're being made by New York's hottest chefs. With our discerning meatball palates on high alert, we wove our way through the crowd of food-lovers and Food Network lovers alike (Giada De Laurentiis was the evening's host, and Guy Fieri made an appearance), sampling all sorts of meat- (and meatless!) balls. More

Osteria Morini: Michael White For The People

A one-question Italian food pop quiz: What's the difference between an osteria, a trattoria, and a ristorante? The answer can be found at the end of this review. But we've found ourselves unable to care at Osteria Morini, the new restaurant of prodigiously talented Italian chef-restaurateur Michael White (he of the unfortunate, decidedly un-Italian, white bread-y surname). More

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