Friday, August 5, 2011

Joe Bastianich Visits Hi-Time Wine Cellars Tomorrow

Hi-Time's Facebook page

I've been waiting forEVER for Pizzeria Mozza to open in Newport Beach. Although they still haven't announced an opening date, they are ready to share a glimpse of what to expect. Batali and his Crocs are not available this weekend. However, we get the next best thing: Joe Bastianich.

Joe, son of Felice and (culinary Italian royalty) Lidia, is also Batali's business partner. He'll be paying a visit to Hi-Time tomorrow for a special event.

The event itself is from 2 - 8:30 p.m.; however, the cellars will be graced with Bastianich's presence only between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. He'll be discussing the wines being poured and talking about their upcoming pizzeria. Oh, and did we forget to mention the pizza samples?

Cost to attend this tasting is $30. The opportunity to speak to Joe about judging MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot (or Batali, for that matter): Well, you can't put a price on dishing gossip.....or can you?

For more information on tomorrow's event, you can click here for Hi-Time's Facebook page.

To monitor the progress of Pizzeria Mozza on their newly created Facebook page, follow this link.


Joe Mozdzen said...

Sorry man, this sounds a bit too Newport celebrity circle-jerk for me. Hope you have fun.

brekkie_fan said...

No worries, Joe. I've been to Del Posto in NYC (amazing) and Osteria Mozza in LA (sweetbreads!), and truly enjoyed both. I'll just help myself to your share of pizza.

Anonymous said...

Did you get any information on when Mozza will be opening?

brekkie_fan said...

As a matter of fact, I did. Was going to blog about it on OC Weekly's Stick A Fork In It this week...

Anonymous said...

can you give me a sneak preview?