From: [redacted at Tullett Prebon]
Subject: Mario Batali
Company policy at TULLETTS, Batali restaurants are now banned. Good luck fat boy.
If that sounds harsh, consider the restraint it took not to head over to Del Posto and take Batali for a spin, i.e. TP’s go-to move, which is coming next, if the comments are not recanted. Anyway, not to minimize anyone’s feelings or play peacemaker, but, technically, Batali said “bankers,” not brokers, are Hitler/Stalin-esque, so…not really cause for TP to take offense. Feel free to continue patronizing his restaurants and cheering for him on reruns of Iron Chef.