Chef Mario Batali to meet with fans at Carmel’s Market District
By Audrey Bailey
A world-renowned chef and restaurateur will make an appearance at Carmel’s new Market District next week.
Chef, writer, restaurateur and TV personality Mario Batali will sign autographs and promote his new cookbook, “America-From Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers,” at Market District on Nov. 21.
“We have had the pleasure of welcoming Chef Batali to Market District stores on several occasions and continue to keep in close contact for future opportunities,” stated Dan Donovan, a spokesperson for Giant Eagle, the parent company of Market District. “When we learned of his availability to visit our Carmel location, we could not pass it up.”
To coincide with the event, Market District will prepare select recipes from Batali’s cookbook, which will be featured on the menu at table by Market District that weekend.
A recent visit from Marc Summers, host of Food Network’s “Unwrapped,” showed the public’s excitement for these types of events, Donovan said.
“Customers from Carmel and the greater Indianapolis area have a great interest in these unique interactions, and we expect that hundreds of customers will visit us to meet Chef Batali,” he said.
Market District is offering opportunities for the public to meet Batali at 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m. Visit www.marketdistrict.com/events to register.