Mario Batali dinner party
Saturday, April 16
We had a 90th-birthday dinner for my father-in-law at Firebird on 46th Street — it’s on theater row. It’s this crazy restaurant with murals. It was very cool, we really enjoyed it. There were sixteen of us. We had a little blini-and-caviar station, some passed hors d’oeuvres, then we sat down and had dinner and a couple of speeches. First time there, but we liked it, so we’ll go back. His family’s from St. Petersburg.