Rocco DiSpirito: Ridiculed in the Rainbow Room


Rocco DiSpiritoKnives flashed for Rocco DiSpirito -- flashed by fellow chefs Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali, according to a story by Janet Keeler in today's St. Petersburg Times during the Gourmet Institute weekend at Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center.

Attendees paid $1,290 for the weekend's events (less transportation and accommodation), to be entertained and taught by the likes of: Sara Moulton, Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Alain Ducasse, Marcus Samuelsson and Lidia Bastianich -- all chefs tracked here on superchefblog.

Apparently Bourdain and Batali, both now stars on the Food Network trashed Rocco during their talk "Bad Boys in the Kitchen." Keeler reported, "The kid's made a lot of bad decisions, they said. But they didn't say it that nicely."

Hey Mario and Anthony, give the man a break! Don't jump on Rocco when he's already down on his back -- besides, such bad breaks could come back to haunt any chef...

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Rocco DiSpirito: Be Warned by Me!
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Blogger antonia said...

Rocco needs to prove himself again...he needs to get off of QVC. I wish he would quit trying to be a celebrity and just be a chef!

12:01 AM, August 03, 2005  

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