. . .and what the fuck is Mario Batali doing travelling around Spain with her for?
Sunday night I had difficulty getting to sleep, so I ended up going through the channels a few times, when I fell upon (at channel 201 – I’m not kidding) and Mario Batali sitting next to Ferran Adria’s brother (I can’t recall his name).
The show was mostly over, but I caught that the Adria brother’s also own a tapas restaurant, most likely in Barcelona (aside from their award winning El Bulli that is not located in Barcelona). Sitting across the table from Batali are Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Stipe. Stipe is a pretty douche baggy guy, but his band R.E.M. put out some good shit back in the early ’80’s.
But what’s Paltrow’s claim to fame? That she’s married to that cocksucker from Coldplay and had the audacity to name her child – gasp – Apple?
Anyway, back to what I was saying. The food that they were brought out looked awesome, some really nice takes on traditional Spanish tapas (as you might expect from the Adria brothers). So finally a course comes out – lamb on a skewer – that makes Mrs. Coldplay utter “Finally, something I can’t eat”.
Imagine sitting next to your host and having the arrogance to make that statement, let alone have that mindset.
And what’s happened to Molto Mario? Isn’t this guy friends with Bourdain and now he’s paling around Spain with some vegetarian actress? I understand that he owns a Spanish restaurant and grew up in Spain, but to sink to these levels just to fill some seats seems extreme to say the least.