Michael White

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    October 20, 2014

    Osteria Morini Offers $10 Handmade Pastas Every Monday

    Each Monday, we're highlighting a bargain meal worth seeking out in this city. Most will feed you for less than $10. Need more ideas for cheap eats? See our archives. It may be reasonably priced when compared to the rest of Michael White's Altamarea Group concepts, but Osteria Morini (218 Lafayette ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Why You Should Go Dine in Westchester, Per Martha Stewart

    Before hungry revelers at the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival braved wet sand to sample ample mouthfuls of Martha Stewart's impolite blue cheese and raw onion sliders, America's mogul hostess sat above the fray inside Caesars, setting down her Scala straw hat long enough to discuss the abundance ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Steakhouses in NYC

    Kept alive by nearly two centuries of chewing carnivores, the New York City steakhouse defiantly broils on. Classic steakhouses, like Peter Luger and Keens, enjoy a certain amount of stability not common in the current dining climate, where even the most exciting chef-driven small plates tasting cou ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Loose Cannon: Chris Cannon Sounds off on Bitter Breakups, Fear, and All'Onda

    Last week, we checked in on All'Onda (22 East 13th Street, 212-231-2236), the new Japanese-influenced Italian restaurant from chef Chris Jaeckle and restaurateur Chris Cannon. Our first taste was promising, and others seem to agree: So far the early word on the place is unanimously good. But to cov ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Holiday Cookbookery: Buyer's Guide to Gifting Cookbooks

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Cookbook of the Week columnist, Hannah Palmer Egan. So, it's the holidays. And if you're a busy New Yorker like the rest of us, thinking through the gifting gauntlet ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Truffles are In: Here's Where to Celebrate in NYC

    Thanksgiving may be a joyous affair, but it's the beleaguered gateway to Christmas. The good news is, it's also the height of white truffle season and the harbinger of black truffle season. And this year, we're seeing some the best fungus we've seen in a while. You don't have to go to a overcrowde ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Michael White's Classico e Moderno, our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    NYC Restaurants and Chefs Nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

    Some of New York's top restaurants and chefs were honored this morning with James Beard Foundation Award nominations, including April Bloomfield, Danny Bowien, and Michael White for Best Chef. Blue Hill was nominated for Outstanding Restaurant, and David Chang earned an Outstanding Chef nod. All win ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Mission Pok Pok Morini? Watch Danny Bowien, Andy Ricker, and Michael White Discuss Brand Building and Restaurant Empires

    "Once you're calling yourself a chef, no one is really telling you what to do anymore," Danny Bowien said a few weeks back at a Culinatro panel on branding and restaurant expansion. The company spoke with the Mission Chinese owner, along with Pok Pok Ny's Andy Ricker and Osteria Morini's Michael Whi ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    10 Best Restaurants to Book for Christmas Eve Dinner

    Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner. By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the ho ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2012

    Badgering the Pizza at Nicoletta

    Has Michael White made amends yet?

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    October 10, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Nicoletta, Tejal Rao at Ducks Eatery

    Robert Sietsema visits Nicoletta in hopes that chef Michael White had made amends to all of the negative press: "I took another bite of that disappointing crust, and my mind went back to college: It tasted like the Tombstone frozen pizzas once served in Wisconsin bars and warmed in lightbulb cabinet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Ai Fiori

    [See Where Else I Ate: Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] I was eating the scallops and bone marrow at Ai Fiori. Congrats to foodforfel for guessing it right. Michael White's bone marrow is adorned with raw scallops, black truffle, and potato puree.

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    June 12, 2012

    Say Hello to Rosemary, Nicoletta

    Rosemary opens in the West Village. Chef Wade Moses serves flavorful Italian dishes made with ingredients from the rooftop farm, in a space designed by Dekar to evoke an elegant Tuscan home. Highlights of the menu include fresh pastas and a selection of focacce as an homage to Rosemary's predecessor ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Live From Jazzfest: New Orleans Celebrates Its Gift To The World

    Just as Kermit Ruffins sang "Sunny Side of the Street" with trumpet in hand, an early morning sun shone powerfully across North Rampart Street in New Orleans onto Congo Square. Two centuries ago, enslaved Africans and free people of color drummed and danced here each Sunday, exerting their right to ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Eben Freeman's Greatest Hits; Tequila and You

    What's interesting in the world of tipples this week: Eben Freeman, the man behind the drink program at The Butterfly, Michael White's restaurant opening this summer in SoHo, is planning a greatest hits cocktail menu for the bar, reports Diner's Journal. It would include drinks he conjured up while ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Nine Food TV Shows We'd Love To See

    ​How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Back to Black Truffles

    KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.​A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Thanksgiving Round-Up: Chef Reminiscences! Recipes! Crazy Stories!

    Here at Fork in the Road, we've been hammering pretty hard on Turkey Day this year, and here is a summary of the pieces we've posted for your retrospective pleasure. Have a great holiday! Jacques Pépin Reveals His Thanksgiving Turkey Secrets Make Stephanie Izard's Green Bean Casserole Make ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Michael White Trading In Pasta for Pizza (Temporarily)

    Osteria MoriniMichael White, making moves​Michael White's sure been busy, opening rustic-chic Osteria Morini just a little over a year ago, followed shortly thereafter with his fancier prix-fixe Ai Fiori (not to mention also launching Al Molo in Asia). No question that the man has a way with ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    David Malbequi 'Out' at La Silhouette; Michael White May Be Headed to UWS

    ​La Silhouette has a new chef. Matthew Tropeano, who most recently cooked at La Grenouille, is replacing David Malbequi after just seven months in the kitchen. [Eater] Michael White has revealed that he is scouting locations for his next venture on the Upper West Side. [Grub Street] David Bo ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Eater Is Spreading South

    ​Like Michael White and Subway, Eater continues to demonstrate its insatiable appetite for world domination: the site has just announced it's expanding across the southern half of the country to New Orleans, Atlanta, and Dallas. Will any burg be left unturned? If pop-ups and artisanal grilled ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Michael White Teams Up with Tupperware to Launch TupperClub

    Michael White​While Chris Cannon has had to shutter his two acclaimed restaurants, post divorce from his chef-partner, Michael White, White is doing fine. In fact, he's doing well enough to take time out to shill for Tupperware with a "unique pop-up dining experience called the TupperClub."

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    February 9, 2011

    Chris Cannon Chooses New Chefs for Alto and Convivio

    ​Having now washed his hands of Michael White, Chris Cannon has chosen two chefs to fill the chef positions that White nominally held at Alto and Convivio. Diner's Journal reports that Cannon has picked Terrence Gallivan, the erstwhile executive chef at August, to head the kitchen at Alto, and ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Michael White and Chris Cannon Have Officially Broken Up

    Chris Cannon and Michael White in presumably better times.​Yesterday evening, Michael White and Chris Cannon used a press release to make their much speculated upon divorce official. Per Diner's Journal, White's Altamarea Group issued a three-paragraph statement the chef and Altamarea CEO Ahma ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2010

    Osteria Morini Welcomes You to the Pasta Barnyard

    Michael White expands his Italian empire with a new Soho venture

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    December 15, 2010

    Robert Sietsema on the New York-Montreal Food Connection

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Mommy & Me Cooking Class; A Coffee, Cocoa & Citrus Market

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The New York Times Fall TimesTalks The TimesCenter Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. This season's edition of TimesTalks will feature an all-star cast of chefs, inc ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Are Michael White and Chris Cannon Breaking Up?

    Unhappy couple?​As far as restaurateur-chef duos go, Chris Cannon and Michael White seem unstoppable. They are at the helm of Convivio, Alto, Marea, and the recently opened Osteria Morini. Now, Eater is reporting that the pair might be splitting.

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    October 7, 2010

    Sam Hazen is Taking Over Veritas; Seamus Mullen Will Pop Up at The Feast

    ​Michael Romano of Union Square Café recently showed off his poetry slamming skills in several haikus he penned for the restaurant's newsletter. [Zagat] Sam Hazen, formerly of Tao, will take over at Veritas, which recently closed and fired its staff. He plans to reopen the restaurant in Nove ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Michael White Shares His Secret Broccoli With Jonathan Benno

    Secret stash.​When Jonathan Benno invited New York food world heavyweights to preview the menu at the Lincoln, there was much excitement over the pasta, the steak, the comfy swivel chairs. But no one mentioned the broccoli. A waiter at the restaurant revealed that the broccoli was a rather rar ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Michael White's Osteria Morini to Open on Monday

    Michael White touches down in Soho on Monday.​Between the opening of Eataly, Del Posto's four-star Times review, and mounting anticipation about Porsena, Italian food is having quite a busy autumn. On Monday, Michael White will add to the excitement when he opens Osteria Morini, his trattoria ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Sampling the Bon Appétit Pop-Up Café

    Michael White's open-faced tuna sandwich.​Bon Appétit's now-annual pop-up café opened yesterday at Lincoln Center, just in time for the onslaught of New York Fashion Week. At noon today it was relaxed and leisurely; the fashionable and the damned mainly swanned around the fountai ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Johnny Iuizzini Is Definitely, Absolutely, Not Working for Michael White

    BravoSoon to be available in paperdoll form.​Earlier today, Eater heard that Johnny Iuizzini, he of Jean Georges and the upcoming Top Chef: Just Desserts, would be taking his pompadour and pastry tools to Michael White and Chris Cannon's Altamarea Group.

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    August 31, 2010

    Alto Latest to Be Sued for Violating Labor Laws

    wmagazine.comChris Cannon (left), and Michael White.​Michael White and Chris Cannon of Alto are the latest restaurateurs to be taken to court on allegations of labor law violations.

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    August 12, 2010

    Bon Appetit's Pop-Up Café Will Open Sept. 12 With Food From Baked NYC, Momofuku, A Voce, Et Al

    entertainment-link.comMmmm, pop-ups.​To mark the occasion of Fashion Week, an event not normally associated with caloric intake, Bon Appétit is opening its annual pop-up café in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall from Sept. 12 through 16.

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    July 22, 2010

    Michael White's Setai Project Is Called Ai Fiori

    Michael White, busy man.​In early May, Michael White revealed that his new restaurant at the Setai Fifth Avenue would be a little bit Mediterranean, a little bit Moroccan. Today, he tosses a few more crumbs in the direction of Florence Fabricant, who reports that the chef's new restaurant will ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Michael White Will Go Mediterranean, a Little Bit Moroccan at the Setai

    Things that start with "m": Michael, Marea, Mediterranean, Moroccan​Metromix also went to the Beard Awards last night, and has a nifty slide show to show for it. The site's intrepid reporters also gathered some choice morsels from the award nominees, including some information about Michael Wh ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    In Rumors this Week: Michael White In at Setai; Akhtar Nawab On His Way Out at Zengo?

    ​ Rumor has it that Michael White and partner Chris Cannon will man all food operations at the Setai Fifth Avenue, including a 15,000-square-foot 160-seat restaurant. [Eater] Just three weeks after Zengo opened, Akhtar Nawab may be on his way out. The chef has apparently signed on to take ove ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Michael White Is Planning to Take Over the World

    Underneath the friendly exterior lies the soul of a relentless empire-builder.​Michael White may have a reputation as one of the city's nicest and most humble chefs (being from Wisconsin helps), but his ambition is pure Donald Trump. The chef told Crain's, which profiled him as one of their an ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Di Fara May Take Flight at La Guardia

    Michael Y. Park/EpicuriousDoes this say 'airport restaurant' to you?​Looks like Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali aren't the only ones with super-sized Italian on their minds: Feast reports that OTG Management, the company responsible for revamping the food options at JFK's Terminal Five, is pl ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Michael White's Cooking Up an Italian Truck Stop

    Melissa HomMichael White keeps on truckin'.​Eater attended last night's CB2 meeting and learned a bit more about Michael White's upcoming venture at 218 Lafayette Street. Commensurate with his move downtown, the chef going a bit more down-market: He's planning "an Italian version of a truck st ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Sommelier Swap at the Michael White/Chris Cannon Empire

    2,500 wines and counting.​Sommelier Eric Zillier, the wine director at Alto, will be leaving the restaurant in March to pursue other opportunities. Levi Dalton, who currently heads up the wine program at sister restaurant Convivio, is set to take over at Alto.

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    January 6, 2010

    What Was Once the Falls Will Become Michael White's Newest Restaurant

    Getty ImagesMichael White is headed downtown.​ A few weeks ago, word surfaced that Michael White was looking to bring his rather splendid brand of Italian cooking downtown to Soho. Now, Eater brings news from White himself that he will indeed be taking over the former Falls space on Lafayette ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Tasting the City & A Couple of Tweetable Tastings

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! New York Taste Skylight, 275 Hudson Street November 2 New York Magazine is hosting its 11th annual New York Taste event, benefiting City Harvest. Join culinary editor Gillian Duffy ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Why Octopus and Bone Marrow Get Along So Well

    Photo courtesy of Serious Eats We're a little late to the party on this one, but last week, Serious Eats ran a step-by-step on how Michael White creates his fusilli with octopus and bone marrow, a post so detailed and gorgeously shot that reading it is almost as good as eating the dish--and if you ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema at Watty & Meg; DiGregorio at Pho Sure

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds shrimp in his mash at Watty & Meg, while Sarah DiGregorio samples the pun-filled menu at Pho Sure. Bruni pays a visit to Aldea, where he feels that George Mendes's "usually intelligent, intriguing and highly skilled work is undercut at times by a tende ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Hey folks, just popping in here to bring you our favorite posts from the past week. Happy 4th, and see you on Monday. Coverage of the Un-Fancy Food show, including salty caramels and beer. Cheap lobster from Red Hook Lobster Pound? Grill it! (Maybe give it a valium first.) Ah, summer, when thoug ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Chatting With...Chef Michael White of Marea

    Welcome to our brand-spanking-new line of chef interviews, Chatting With. Today, Michael White--pasta genius and executive chef of Convivio, Alto and seafood newcomer Marea. We love his cooking, and were happy to snag him for a chat, even if he didn't quite answer the question about striped marli ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello To Marea & Aldea; Goodbye to QDT, Uncle Marky's Organics

    The long-awaited opening of Marea has finally arrived. Michael White of Convivio and Alto fame is bringing handmade pasta to the table, as well as small plates like lardo on sea urchin crostini. [Daily Candy] Another long-time-coming newcomer is Aldea, masterminded by David Bouley and Tocqueville a ... More >>

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