When giving culinary advice for the holidays, I like to take a page not from Zagat or Michelin, but rather from the script of “Ronin,” John Frankenheimer’s spy- thriller set during Christmastime in France.
It's white truffle season, and New York restaurants such as Nomad, Babbo, A Voce, Il Gattopardo, Asellina and BLT Prime are shouting their incoming shipments from the rooftops. Del Posto has a Festa di Tartufi night, with tickets going for $1,000.
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Del Posto failed to win back its second Michelin star after removing a more affordably priced, casual section of the restaurant and instituting a $500 per person wine-paired tasting menu. Oops.