Each year famed chef Mario Batali spends the greater part of the summer at his vacation home near Traverse City, fishing, cooking and hunting down the best eats the area has to offer.
He shared some of his favorite spots to shop and dine in Michigan on his blog: Michigan Summer
See his recommendations for everything from an old-school butcher to the best hard apple cider to a great seafood place on the Bon Appetit Blog: How Mario Batali Escapes New York Summers
Here are a few original Mario Batali Traverse City inspired recipes:
Celebrity chef Mario Batali dishes up three Michigan-inspired summer recipes
In this article Mario Batali names his favorite nine restaurants, including 2 Traverse City, Michigan establishments
Mario Batali’s 9 favorite restaurants around the world
Mario Batali sat down with the folks at PureMichigan.org to share his favorite things to do in the Traverse City area.