Mario Batali talks about his favorite Michigan restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.Mario Batali talks about his favorite Michigan restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
If you're in Michigan, Traverse City is one of the most amazing gastronomic locations. And there is a trip that you would take, headed out of Traverse City up to the town called Leland, which we call Fish Town, which is an old 1870s fishing port town, still retained exactly as it is Stop there do a little fishing and then eat at the cove. There's a perfect little restaurant overlooking this beautiful, little waterfall. They make what's called a Chubby Mary. They take a smoked chub which is a small white fish. They stick it all head in, everything in, Bloody Mary. Serve it with crackers on the side as an antipasto. Then you have the grilled fish sandwich and you're in business.